4 Money Tips For The Dog Days Of Summer

This is the rainiest summer season I’ve experienced since I moved to the state of Georgia.   Of course people complained about the rain, but then again a few summers back there was even more complaining about the serious drought the state was experiencing. Historically the Farmer’s Almanac states that the Dog Days of summer are from July 3rd to August 11th, but with this year’s rain it will likely move closer to Labor Day.   So what can you do as the Dog Days of summer wind down to clean up your financial plan?  Here are my four smart money moves to consider from now until the end of the year. 1)    Get Educated On Your Workplace Health Insurance Before Open Enrollment– With The Affordable Care Act enrollment set to begin on October 1st, 2013, decisions centering around your family’s health insurance are right around the corner.   Year after year, insurance companies continually blow up your company’s previous plan before installing ...

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Hot Summertime Deals

Everyone is interesting saving money, and in the shopping market timing is everything.   For many years, I have shared with clients that the best deals generally come in the off season if you know where to find them.  Here are five things you could look for in the month of July. 1) Summer Clothing-  As the dog days of summer are upon us and the return to school begins, many department stores will put their summer clothes, bathing suites, and shoes on sale.    Check out stores toward the end of this month and you will be sure to find a bargain or two from the large chain stores to your local boutique. 2) Grill and Outdoor Patio Furniture-   Especially in the areas where you have all four seasons, toward the end of July you will see fantastic deals on outdoor chairs, patio furniture, grills, and grill accessories.    Much of the higher end pricing leads up to the 4th of July, ...

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