Budgeting for a New Baby

Budgeting for a New Baby

Budgeting for a New Baby So you are having a baby? Congratulations! On a budget? Congratulations! One of the most amazing gifts you can give your children is the ability to manage their money. Unfortunately, babies do not understand that money does not grow on trees. So until they figure it out, you must manage money no way that will teach invite. Budgeting for a new baby is a money skill that you should learn. Tips for Budgeting for a New Baby One of the first places to start is all ...

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How to Manage Food Budget for Family?

How to Manage Food Budget for Family?

One of the keys to successfully running a household for under $30,000 a year is managing your food budget. The way to make your food budget stretch is to use a few really helpful tips... How to Manage Food Budget for Family? 1) Coupons. You may think couponing is hard, or time consuming, or extreme, but in this day and age with couponing being main stream there is no excuse to great to ignore savings like that. Especially staple items that are regularly in couponing cycles (which are ...

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Money Management Skill

Money Management Skill

Thriving and (not just surviving) under $30,000 Part 6 Money Management Skill The important money management skill that we should learn asap is to stick to your budget and hold yourself accountable. Accountability is hard. Persistence is hard. If it was easy, everyone would have everything they want exactly when they want it. At the end of the day, what is important to you? It takes time and hard work. If you to want to head toward the goal of not needing to work to live, then you must ...

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Save Money While Cooking

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Save Money While Cooking Save Money While Cooking Check out these 10 simple tips to Save your dollars while cooking! 1) Use powdered milk instead of regular milk --It is easy to mix up as needed as is a great substitute in recipes, pasta or rice side dishes,pudding and anything else that calls for milk. The only thing I won't use powdered milk for is if I am having it straight up in cereal or a glass. 2) Keep your brown sugar from getting hard by placing a piece of bread inside the ...

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I stopped cutting coupons and saved my budget

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I hope you know I started this site years ago teaching people how to cut coupons. I was diligent. I saved hundreds of dollars a month. Then all the extreme coupon shows happened and the savings disappeared. I can tell you that I learned a lot. I have a cabinet full of random items that I bought using coupons. I mean three buckets full of things I didn't need then and I do not need now. That taught me I was caught up in getting things for "free" but not things I needed. That means I took time ...

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7 Secrets on How to Budget Money Successfully

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How to Budget Money Successfully There are many secrets on how to budget money successfully, but these are the ones that have worked for me! It's important to be flexible, and to understand that learning a new budget will take time. Be okay with that fact, and things will run smoothly (or at least smoother than they would have originally). 7 Secrets on How to Budget Money Successfully 1. Have a goal. Not just a random-maybe-some-day goal, but an actual exact goal. Whether you want to save ...

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How to plan a Wedding on a Budget

how to plan a wedding on a budget

How to plan a Wedding on a Budget Planning your wedding is one of the best times of your life, and can also be the most expensive, so learning how to plan a wedding on a budget can take a little stress of you and your wallet! When it was time to plan my wedding, I got all the bridal magazines, and went to all the bridal shows, and what I learned from them was this: I can't afford anything. Yep, nothing. The magazines talked about crystal encrusted gowns, and custom aisle runners,  and it just ...

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Hosting a Cookout on a Budget

hosting a cookout on a budget

Hosting a Cookout on a Budget Hosting a Cookout on a Budget-I love that the weather it's starting to get warm, that means it's time for flip flops, swimming, and cookouts! What is better than rounding up some friends and throwing some burgers on the grill? Nothing!  You get to enjoy being outside in the fresh air, and the clean up is much easier! Cookouts are a great way to spend your summer days, and here are some tips for hosting a cookout on a budget to make it even better! Here are ...

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How to Save Money on Fruits and Vegetables

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Save money on vegetables .Fruits and vegetables rank on the bottom of my list lately as I have seen their prices go up and the quality go down. This has always been a hard decision but with a strict grocery budget and no one in my house volunteering to give up meat, it has to be done. However, most recently I have realized not having fruits and vegetables handy is hindering my weight loss and affecting what my children eat. So I decided to figure out how I can save and have my fruits and ...

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Saving Tips on Healthcare or Other Medical Expenses

For most families the cost of healthcare premiums and medical expenses place an enormous burden on our budgets and our families. For some families they become a much heavier burden as they do not have the luxury of having any form of health insurance. In my work as a medical biller and an medical office manager I have seen first hand how it affects people in all stages of life.I also feel the burden personally and have compiled a list of ways to save on Healthcare/Medical expenses. If you ...

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