Anyone who’s raising a family knows that it can be quite a struggle to stick to a budget. So, you’ll probably appreciate money-saving tips anywhere you can get them! This week, several sites posted helpful articles with ideas on how to save money for you hardworking parents out there. Read on for some frugal inspiration!
Toys are downright expensive these days (Barbies are $20? Really?), so wouldn’t it be great if you could get free toys for your kids to play with? The Penny Hoarder points out that some toy companies use real kids to test their toys. It can sometimes take a little legwork to get your kids signed up as testers, but you could save some major bucks by getting toys sent to your home for free!
Adding a new member of the family to the household? Being a first-time parent can be overwhelming for a number of reasons (especially financially!). Modest Money put together a super helpful post with 5 simple tips to help you get a handle on your new responsibility. Whether you need ideas for baby-proofing or some suggestions for creating a new budget, this article will get you started on the right foot as a new parent!
Part of the way you can stick to your budget as a family is to have your kids understand the importance of money and how finances work. For some parents, money is an uncomfortable subject to broach with their children. Luckily, Enemy of Debt created a handy guide to raising financially savvy kids, including ideas for how to teach your kids about credit or investing or help them budget for a new toy. Parents don’t get a manual for how to raise their kids - but this post certainly helps!
Before you know it, the holidays will be here. So, why not start your shopping early? If you’re worried about your budget getting in the way, Bargain Babe suggests hitting up consignment sales for some great deals on toys. She also recommends shopping early and picking up packaged products to help you save some extra cash!
It can be hard to stay frugal when you’re supporting a family, but CouponPal (and these other great sites) are always here to help!