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I’m all about trying to find ways to save money, but I know there is a point of diminishing returns. The problem — for me, at least — is figuring out exactly where to draw that line. Case in point: I’m planning to attend a few (like seven to ten) conferences in 2018 and, as a way to save some money, was considering driving to each one and tent c…[Read more]
Kayla – right there with you! I have a 10 year old and 7 year old twins. We’ve had and will keep having lots of family celebrations 🙂
Here’s a couple of things I’ve learned:
– Don’t be afraid to borrow. Ask neighbors and family nearby if they have folding tables/chairs they can bring so you don’t have to rent them.
– Watch for sales at…[Read more]
And it also really drives home the point about starting early! A little bit socked away in your 20s has a huge impact if you let it roll. I’m in my 40s now with 3 kids and I am SO glad I started putting money in a 401k when I was in my early 20s. It wasn’t much, then, but it definitely has formed a nice foundation to build on!
Keep watching…[Read more]
The national average is around 3%. So, for budgeting purposes, maybe that’s a good place to start? Totally agree with making sure that our possessions get a second life, though, too. That’s a great way to give back and keep things out of the landfill, too.
My kids are a little older (10, 7 and 7) and they are really starting to understand “cost.” I do think that at these early ages it’s about helping them understand the value of money and how far it does (or does not!) go.
It’s really helpful to take them with when you have to buy a birthday present for a friend or family member so that they…[Read more]