As your son or daughter prepares for a new school year, you review the list of items needed. List in hand, you and your child head to the store to buy the back-to-school supplies, aware that the cost can add up quickly.
To avoid excessive expense, it’s important to decide which items to buy and which can be reused. Here are some back-to-school supplies that you shouldn’t need to buy each year:
When looking for a place to stay for you and your family while on vacation or overnight trips, you may want to consider homestay services, which provide an alternative to hotels, motels, inns and guest houses.
Staying in a homestay will often be a less expensive way to travel than staying in a hotel, but that probably isn’t the only thing you should factor in when choosing an accommodation. Here are some pros and cons to consider when deciding between a homestay or hotel:
Traveling with children or teenagers isn’t always easy. Finding a destination that everyone in your family can enjoy and that’s affordable can be even more of a challenge. To help you target this year’s vacation spot, we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly destinations that are also budget-friendly and fun for the whole group:
When your son or daughter was born, it was undoubtedly one of the most memorable and exciting experiences of your life. As parents can attest, nothing compares to holding your newborn for the first time – a feeling that one can only fully relate to by experiencing it firsthand.
Similarly, becoming a new parent can be a stressful time as well. You’re learning to care for your child and to budget for all of the additional expenses that you previously did not have.
Fortunately, there are a number of ways to help young mothers and fathers adjust for the additional costs. Read on for our 30 favorite money-saving tips for new parents:
Getting ready for a baby shower can be fun, whether you or someone else is handling the planning. Most of the time, the only “work” you have to do is start a baby registry for gifts that you’d appreciate receiving. Although baby registries are optional, they make it easy for guests to select items that you truly want and will use. They also help ensure that you won’t receive duplicate items, thereby saving you the time of having to return items to stores.
Opening a baby registry at one or more stores nevertheless takes forethought, even though you can open the registry online and participating stores provide a “shelf list” of goods that they carry concerning baby.
What exactly will you need? How many of each will you need? Which items are necessities and which are luxuries or frivolous? And besides, what in the world are half of the items mentioned on the store’s “shelf list” and what do those items do? If you’re a first-time parent, the following list of baby registry “must-haves” can be a real new-mother’s helper: