Fall is here and while we’re basking in the magnificent changing foliage and preparing for Halloween, there are a few things on our list to complete this month:
1. Best time to buy a car
If you’re on the market for a new vehicle, then October through the end of the year is peak time to get this year’s models for less as dealerships are trying to make room for newer models. Before you buy, make sure you read our 8 ways to buy your next car for less.
2. Celebrate International Credit Union Day (October 15)
International Credit Union (ICU) Day® has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. We plan to show our appreciation of our members with in branch goodies. So stop by a branch and help us honor the credit union movement’s history and achievements.
3. Build up your holiday fund
Winter is coming! Start planning ahead for those additional holiday expenses by adding some cash to a Holiday Savings Account. If you’re looking for ways to make extra money before the “tis the season” season arrives, check out our 11 ways to make fast holiday cash.
4. Bake something with pumpkins or apples (or both!)
October is devoted to all things pumpkins and apples. It’s prime apple picking or pumpkin patching season—make a day of it and then reap the rewards! Check out our pinterest board devoted to all things pumpkin for ideas.
5. Protect yourself online
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Use this time as a reminder to update your online passwords. At a minimum, you should be changing your passwords every year to prevent identity theft. And make sure you have different passwords for each site. >> Join our FREE seminar on Protecting Your Family from Online Threats on October 20
Also check out Best and Worst Things to Buy in October for Ultimate Savings.