I'm quite convinced that they should add the "Stay-at-Home Mom" (or Dad!) to the list of World Super Heroes. While most people think that staying at home is leisurely and enjoyable, the truth is that it comes with a lot of responsibility, stress, and often times exhaustion. In order for our family to reap financial benefits from me staying home with Lucas, I've had to come up with (or borrow!) ways to cut costs without sacrificing the care that we want to provide for him.
Even with my super busy schedule (and if you think I'm kidding, you should see my calendar!), I've found a few ways to save money, time, and stress. Please remember that my tips and tricks are from experience, but they may or may not work for you. Everything is worth a try, and if you only save a few cents, they'll add up fast!
Being frugal doesn't mean that you have to be cheap, it just means that you spend your money responsibly, and try to save a few cents (or dollars!) when you can. It means making choices that will benefit your family financially, and refers more directly to practicing economy in the course of shopping for goods or services, not just saving money in a bank account.
Three Things that will save a boatload!
Three things that can save you a TON of money in the first year of your child's life are using cloth diapers, breastfeeding, and making your own baby food. I did the math, and here are the results...
Every Day ways to save
Even if you're not a family with a stay-at-home parent, there are a million ways that you can cut a little expense off of the top of your bills, saving you money in the long-run. Here are a few..
Easy Grocery Savings
From clipping coupons to knowing what's on sale, a little smart shopping can save you big-time money when it comes to your grocery bill...