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How To Update Your Fall Wardrobe Without Blowing Your Budget

The change of seasons means that winter clothes are starting to come out of storage. Warm, cozy sweaters and jackets are back. That also means it’s time to update your fall wardrobe with the season’s newest trends. Follow these tips to do that without blowing your budget or wracking up a massive credit card bill. 

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Go Through Your Closets

Start by doing a thorough assessment of what you already have. Chances are you can keep most of your old things and then just add a few more pieces to keep things new and current. This helps you to avoid duplication, which can lead to substantial savings in the long run. It can also be a great way to generate some extra cash. Gather up all your unused items and sell them. List them online or take them to a consignment shop for even more convenience. 

Look for Clothes That Do Double Duty

Instead of buying separate wardrobes for work, play and just hanging out, shop for pieces that can serve more than one purpose. You might be surprised at how clothes can be both fashionable and functional. For example, there are some great concealed carry clothes for winter that can effortlessly go from the office to a night on the town. 

Choose a Universal Color Scheme

Turn to the colors you naturally gravitate toward for inspiration and build an entire wardrobe around the base colors. For example, you might choose a fall palette that has rich browns or olive greens. A deep navy works well for many people, too. Of course, you can always stick with the classic black, which is easy to take in almost any direction with bold and colorful accessories. Not only will this make shopping easier, but it also ensures that virtually everything you buy can be mixed and matched to create nearly endless styles. 

Once you know what you have and what you actually need to buy, make smart choices by sticking with a color scheme and buying clothing that can serve more than one purpose. 

Six Simple Steps To Keep Your Cell Phone in Good Shape

So many of us are attached to our cell phones. In modern society, we can’t live without them. A broken phone is a major inconvenience. If it can’t be fixed, it’s a serious loss. That’s why we should do everything we can to keep our phones running well.

Repair, Don’t Replace

Just because you can, don’t replace your phone right away when something goes wrong. Often, it’s cheaper and quicker to have your phone fixed than to get a new one. Before chucking a basically fine phone, have your area cell phone repair Midland TX shop techs check it out first. The results may pleasantly surprise you.

Invest in a Phone Case

While a store protection plan is great, a phone case protects against accidents happening in the first place. Cell phones are shockingly delicate. Even minor falls or chips to the shell could impair components under the surface. A case cushions your phone from damages caused by dropping and other physical mishaps. Cases come in countless styles and colors to suit anyone’s tastes.

Store Your Phone Safely

Like all electronics, cell phones are sensitive to external conditions. Keep your phone in a neutral environment where it won’t freeze or overheat. Avoid destructive spills by keeping food and drinks, including water, away from your phone at all times.

Keep Your Screen Pristine

Especially with touch screen smartphones, screens are a critical part of our devices. Unfortunately, phone screens are easily scratched by sharp objects or cracked by blunt ones. Shun screen contact with objects other than your fingers, except when cleaning your screen with a soft cloth in alcohol solution.

Be Kind To Your Battery

Battery life is another common complaint. While some phone batteries are better than others, good habits go far to conserve power. Keep track of all background apps, and close those that aren’t necessary. Also, it’s bad to let your battery drain completely, so charge your phone immediately after the “low battery” alert.

All owners want their phones to work with minimal downtime. Care for your phone so it works when you need it most.

Bonus spending/saving tips

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We haven’t received our 13th month pay yet. But for those who did, maybe you can pick a good tip or two from this post before you spend your hard earned money.

  • You may have allotted a portion of your bonus in buying Christmas gifts and other expenses for the holidays, but try to save an amount for your future needs.
  • If you don’t have other sources to pay your debt this year, you can use a percentage of your bonus to pay them off. Wouldn’t it be nice to start a brand new year debt-free?
  • If you have been thinking about establishing a small business of your own, you can start with a minimal capital using your bonus.
  • You can put your money in the bank if you don’t want to spend it on anything.
  • And if you are generous enough or you have more than enough to share, you can share your blessings to those who need financial help the most. Be a happy giver.

Be thankful of what you have. Spend and save your money wisely.

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