Guest Contributor: Andrea Schmutz
USU Extension Assistant Professor, Washington County
At some point in our lives, we’ve all probably heard the saying, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Well, it’s time to challenge the status quo and take a close look at the relationship between money and trees. As I contemplate the upcoming leaf raking season, I would like to suggest that money may not grow on trees, but somehow it manages to fall from them. Before you think I have totally succumbed to COVID on the brain, let me explain. The leaves that quickly pile up in the yard every fall may not be green or have a picture of one of the presidents of the United States on them, but they actually translate into financial savings in the following ways:
As you watch the leaves fall from the trees in the coming weeks, remind yourself that they are not creating laborious work, they are providing a boost to your budget through various ways of saving. Choose one of the five “savings plans” from the list above and give it a whirl!
Parting thought: Remember that trees lose their leaves every year and they still stand tall and wait for better days to come. -Unknown
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