Four Easy Ways for Families to Save Thousands of Dollars

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  1. 1. Families CAN SAVEThousands of DollarsFreeforkWeb Agencywww.Freefork.com
  2. 2. By Marcus LaneNOW THAT THE ECONOMY IS IN AN APPARENT CRISIS, MANY FAMILIESARE LOOKING FOR CREATIVE WAYS TO CUT COSTS WHILE MAINTAININGTHEIR PRESENT STANDARD OF LIVING. MOST PEOPLE ASSUME THAT THEOBLIGATORY BELT-TIGHTENING WILL BE A DEPRESSING PROPOSITION,BUT WITH FEW SIMPLE ADJUSTMENTS TO DAILY ROUTINE, FAMILIES CANSAVE MONEY AND ACTUALLY GROW CLOSER IN THE PROCESS. TRY THESEEASY BUDGET-CUTTING STRATEGIES INSPIRED BY OUR GRANDPARENTS,WHO WERE MASTERS AT MAKING DO WITH MUCH LESS, AND WHOUNDERSTOOD THAT EVEN SMALL EXPENSES ADD UP VERY QUICKLY.
  3. 3. By Marcus LaneONE SMALL EXPENSE THAT ADDS UP QUICKLY IS BOTTLED WATER. DRINKING TAPWATER CAN SAVE YOUR FAMILY $25 A MONTH. IF YOU MAKE YOUR OWN COFFEE ANDCARRY IT WITH YOU IN A THERMOS INSTEAD OF BUYING IT AT THE LOCAL COFFEEDRIVE THROUGH OR DONUT SHOP, YOU WILL SAVE $2 A CUP. IF YOU ARE REALLYATTACHED TO THE SUPER DUPER WHIPPED CREAM SPECIAL COFFEE, THEN BUY YOUROWN CAN OF WHIPPED CREAM AND MAKE YOUR SUPER DUPER WHIPPED CREAMSPECIAL AT HOME. TRY COOKING MORE OFTEN, TOO. SAVING RESTAURANT MEALSFOR ROAD TRIPS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS MAKES THOSE OUTINGS EVEN MORESPECIAL.
  4. 4. By Marcus LaneNOT ALL SPECIAL OCCASIONS, HOWEVER, NEED TO BE MARKED WITH ATRIP OUT. REMEMBER WHEN BIRTHDAY PARTIES WERE CELEBRATED INPRIVATE HOMES? NEXT TIME YOU CELEBRATE A CHILD'S BIRTHDAY, HAVETHE PARTY AT HOME. YOU'LL SAVE AT LEAST $200 PER BIRTHDAY. MAKETHE CAKE AND FROSTING YOURSELF. SKIP THE PAPER CUPS AND PICK UPA REAL PUNCH BOWL AND GLASSES AT YOUR LOCAL THRIFT SHOP. THEADULTS WILL POLISH OFF THE CAKE AND PRAISE YOUR CULINARY SKILLS;THE YOUNGER CHILDREN WILL FEEL SOPHISTICATED WITH PRETTYGLASSES IN THEIR HANDS, EVEN IF IT ISN'T REAL CRYSTAL. DON'T BESURPRISED IF THE KIDS ASK YOU WHAT THE CAKE IS; THEY MAY HAVENEVER TASTED A HOMEMADE CAKE BEFORE. THEY MIGHT EVEN TEXT AFRIEND ABOUT THE GREAT DESSERT THEY HAD AT YOUR HOUSE.
  5. 5. By Marcus LaneOF COURSE IN THE OLD DAYS TEENS DIDN'T HAVE INSTANT ACCESS TO PERSONALPHONES TO PROVIDE A RUNNING COMMENTARY TO THEIR FRIENDS. THEYSURVIVED (EVEN THRIVED) WITHOUT CELL PHONES, AND WHEN THEY GREW UPTHEY TURN OUT TO BE, WELL... US. SO IF THE BUDGET IS REALLY TIGHT, STARTLIMITING YOUR KID'S ACCESS TO CELL PHONES. FAMILY CELL PLANS VARY, AND SOWILL THE AMOUNT OF SAVINGS, BUT IT'S WORTH CHECKING INTO. IF YOU'RECONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY, KEEP AN EXTRA CELL PHONE AVAILABLE FOR THEMTO CHECK OUT. COLLECT THE PHONES AS SOON AS THE KIDS WALK IN THEDOOR. YOUR KIDS WILL HAVE SOME VIOLENT WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS. YOU'LLTHINK YOU'RE RE-LIVING SCENES FROM THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, BUTAFTER YOU SURVIVE THAT YOU'LL BE SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH EYE CONTACTYOU GET AT DINNER, WHEN YOUR TEENAGER ISN'T SECRETLY TEXTING UNDERTHE DINING ROOM TABLE.
  6. 6. By Marcus LaneIF YOU DO FIND THAT YOU LIKE THIS INCREASED INTIMACY WITH YOURCHILDREN, YOU CAN CUT BACK ON THE KID'S EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ANDPLAN TO SPEND MORE FAMILY TIME AT HOME. HAVE THE KIDS PICK ONE TEAMOR CLUB TO BELONG TO PER SEMESTER. YOU'LL DRIVE LESS, YOU'LL SAVE ONGAS, AND YOUR CAR WILL LAST MUCH LONGER. YOU'LL SAVE THE COST OFUNIFORMS, SPECIALTY SHOES, FUND RAISERS PURCHASES, AND COSTUMES. THISWILL SAVE SEVERAL HUNDRED DOLLARS PER SESSION PER CHILD. YOUR KIDSWILL FIND OUT HOW TO PRIORITIZE, AND THEY'LL FIGURE OUT THAT THEY CAN'TPURSUE ALL OF THEIR INTERESTS. PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY, YOU'LL HAVEMANY MORE RELAXED EVENINGS TOGETHER EATING HOME-MADE MEALS,TALKING ABOUT THE ONE ACTIVITY THAT THEY CHOSE TO STICK WITH, ORPLANNING THE NEXT HOME BIRTHDAY PARTY. WITH THE CELL PHONES PUTAWAY YOU'LL ACTUALLY BE HAVING REAL CONVERSATIONS WITH YOURCHILDREN. THAT'S ONE PLEASURE YOU'LL NEVER WANT TO SCRIMP ON.
  7. 7. Good Luck! FreeforkWeb Agencywww.Freefork.com