3 Financial Myths About Having Older Children

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One of the best aspects of spending so much time on YouTube is the people I “meet.”  It is so much fun to get to know others who enjoy watching videos.  Many of those folks are bloggers, too.  One such person, is Liz. She has been frequent visitor to my YT channel and even started her own channel about a month ago.  Her YT handle is The Frugal Libertarian, and her blog is, you guessed it, frugallibertarian.com.  One of the things I most appreciate about Liz is that, though we don’t have a lot in common, we can connect over the things we DO have in common.  For instance, we are both mothers and frugal.  Let’s be honest, those two things connect most of the women I know 😉

Anyway, Liz asked me if I would consider doing a collab with her.  She wanted to talk about some financial myths about having kids.  Liz is the mother of young children, and she has had to deal with SO many critical comments about her purchases that were based on financial myths- including a lecture from her pediatrician who felt that only the most expensive formula was acceptable!  She wanted to share her experiences and encourage mothers of young children, but she thought I could add to this as a mother of older children.  Of course, I have also had my share of criticisms based on financial myths, so I agreed to join her.

I know all of you mothers of older children are fighting battles, especially now as it is Christmas time.  There is so much pressure to buy bigger and better.  Don’t buy into it (literally or figuratively)!  You can have happy, healthy kids without over-spending- at Christmas time or any other time!  Here are 3 Financial Myths About Having Older Kids…

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Tightening Your Belt After Christmas

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It has been a wonderful time of celebration with family and friends, but now we are getting back into the swing of things.  I am starting to take another look at where we are financially and figure out ways we can cut back.  Even though we limited our children’s gift budget, we still spent more than usual on groceries for big dinners and events, gifts for people outside the family, and travel.  All of those details add up.  As the dust has settled a bit, I am sure that everyone is looking for some ways to begin tightening the belt after a season of spending.

I would love to share with you a few ideas to help tighten things up.   Read more

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How I Feed My Family of 5 For Under $100 Every Month: Part 3

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We are going to talk about shopping, and I am going to give you several helps specifically related to the shopping experience and how to save, but first, a story…

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