Fall is here! Sweaters are on, beautiful, warm colors surround us, and of course, pumpkin-flavored everything is finally back  (including pumpkin toothpaste - try at your own risk)!

With summer vacation spending behind us, the next big wallet tap is holiday shopping. Now is the perfect time to bulk up your savings over the next few months. Forget raking in the leaves and instead pile up the cash this season. Below are a few money-saving ideas to help get you started: