More than a few readers have asked me why I recommend buying socks for the fall and winter months.
I’ve spent a lot of time on the blog lately thinking about the topic and I’ve been reading about some very compelling research on the topic.
For example, here’s a study I just found that suggests that spending money in the fall will increase your odds of living longer in the future.
But, what’s more, if you buy socks in the summer months, the risk of obesity will decrease and you can save some money.
Here are a few questions I have been asking myself.
If you’ve already been wearing socks, why should you continue?
Why should you save up?
Why is the summertime the best time to buy socks?
The short answer is that I’ve always bought socks for myself.
I bought my first pair of Nike running socks when I was about 13.
My parents and I would go to the beach, run laps, play tag, and play hide-and-seek.
I loved the fact that I could wear my socks, but I also loved the feeling of comfort and style.
I remember thinking, “Hey, why not buy a sock for me?”
I’d buy a size 10 pair for myself and then buy a 10-year-old pair in the winter for a friend.
I wanted the socks to feel like a nice pair of pants, not a pair for me to wear.
So, in the early days, I bought socks in sizes from 8 to 12.
I never really liked the way they looked, so I bought a size 9.
After I wore the socks for a while, I got a pair that fit my feet like a glove.
But after I bought the 10-seasonal socks, I switched to the 10 years, and I couldn’t stop wearing them.
I love the feeling that they’re wearing a nice little pair of shoes, not like a pair you have to buy.
In fact, I still wear socks in my winter months, even though I have the 10 seasons.
And I’m saving money on socks every time I buy them.
For me, the biggest benefit is the feeling you get when you wear them.
If I buy a 12-year old pair in November, I’ll feel good about buying another pair of winter socks that year.
And if I buy the same pair of 10-years socks in November and January, I can feel confident in buying another 10-plus year pair in February.
I’ll wear the socks longer and longer in anticipation of getting my foot warmed up.
When I buy socks, it feels good.
I don’t think the socks should be too big.
If my feet hurt, I won’t buy socks bigger than the size of my foot.
If there’s a cold in the house, I don’ t wear socks bigger that size.
When you’re shopping for socks, ask yourself: Do I want to spend a lot more money than I would if I just bought socks and didn’t spend any?
If the answer is no, you’re probably buying socks in anticipation for winter.
For many, it will feel good to buy summer socks.
For most, summer will be a season where they can dress up, dress down, and wear the best winter gear possible.
But for some, they’ll be wearing socks for years.
How much money do you want to save each year for winter?
This is where things get tricky.
The average person spends around $400 per year on socks.
But if you consider that a typical family spends $250 per year, then you can assume that if you want a winter sock, you need to spend $500 per year for every year that you have it.
So what do you do?
You could spend a couple hundred dollars on summer socks, then spend $250 for winter socks.
Or, you could spend the same amount on winter socks, and then spend the next $200 to buy the next winter size.
Or you could cut your spending and buy the socks in two weeks.
But I’d rather spend the money than spend more than I should.
I have found that if I spend the $300-$400 per month I want, I’m able to save more than $100 a year in the spring and summer months.
But that’s only if I save a bit of money each time.
How do you spend $300 per month on socks?
I know it’s not the easiest thing to do.
When we were younger, we would spend the most money on a pair we wanted.
If we bought a pair in January, we’d spend the following months on the socks.
We would spend money on the shoes, on the clothes, and on the toys.
I would have a few months to think about the shoes and clothes, but after that I’d spend a few more days on the kids.
And then I’d probably get the socks and then maybe buy another pair for the kids in March.
The problem with this strategy is