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Money-Saving Tips for Families

>> Jul 3, 2018

Money-Saving Tips for Families

Raising a family is one of life’s greatest joys. It’s also one of the most expensive. If you’re a parent, you want to cut corners to save money however you can. Whether it’s packing lunches or taking advantage of hand-me-downs from friends and relatives, there are many small ways you can save money. Here are some more money-saving tips that can help you put money back into your own pocket to use on the things that matter most.
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Food Prep

At the end of a long workday, the last thing working families want to do is come home and make a large family meal. You can save time and money by prepping your meals in advance. Taking a couple hours on the weekend to make and store larger meals in bulk can save you time throughout the week when you just want to relax and unwind after a long day.

Learn to Love Secondhand

Children grow at such a rapid rate, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with their ever-changing sizes. It can make buying clothing brand new seem silly, especially if the item will only be worn once or twice before they grow out of it. During your children’s growing years, it may make more sense to purchase their clothing second-hand, which can be significantly lower than getting them new in the store. Many people throw out perfectly good clothing, often with the tags still on it, so check your local second-hand shop to see what treasures might be waiting.

Evaluate Holidays

For families who are trying to figure out how to save money, thinking of the holidays or other events that pop up can be a stressful time. Societal pressures to entertain, buy extravagant gifts, and go all out on decorations for events can leave families feeling stressed and guilty if they don’t deliver. Instead of going all out on these events, make it well-known that you’re trying to cut costs to help your family and that you’d prefer to keep things simple. Sometimes a homemade gift can mean more than something from a store, and birthday parties at home can be just as fun as a large-scale event, while costing significantly less.

Find Low-Key Fun

Family outings don’t have to be an extravagant affair. You can find fun, frugal activities that are family-friendly just about anywhere, especially if you know where to look. Pack a picnic and head to your local state park so your family can take advantage of sun, swimming, and the outdoors. You can also designate one night of the week family game night, which gives you and your family something to look forward to and doesn’t have to cost anything.

Raising a family will always cost money, but it doesn't have to put you in the red. Using these easy tips, you can find ways for your family to have fun without the hefty price tag.

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