Babies can be very expensive. As a lot of people say, babies don't need all that much - a safe place to sleep, something to wear, something to eat, and diapers. But that last category can get pricey very fast when you're using disposable diapers. So if you're expecting a baby, consider whether or not you want to stock up on diapers. How Many Diapers Will I Need? Babies go through around 2500 diapers in their first year. That is a lot of … [Read more...]
Where Do Kids Eat Free on Wednesdays?
Dining out is expensive. Children are expensive. But sometimes, you just don't feel like cooking, and you still have to feed your kids. So let's say it's Wednesday and you just can't bring yourself to cook and you don't want to order pizza again. Where can you go that your kids will eat free on Wednesdays? Growing up, there was one night a week that a local restaurant had a "pay by the pound" deal, where kids ate for the cost of their … [Read more...]
Paying for College
I asked a friend for a blog post idea, and she suggested I write about funding your child's college education - do I feel that we "owe" our children an education and is it financially responsible to save for your child's college costs at the expense of your retirement account. I was blessed to have family members help out with my undergraduate education at a time when there was no such thing as online colleges. I know that's a rarity, and I … [Read more...]