rainy day piggy bank

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When shopping online, free shipping Etsy coupons can really help keep that cost down on those items that are a little more expensive or numerous – especially if they are being shipped separately. That right there can be costly if you don’t pay attention.

Family budgeting can be difficult at first, so here are a few tips to help you get started and stick to it.

  • Create your budget with your income and main out going bills.
  • Figure out how much you can save
  • Use cash whenever possible
  • Share the responsibility with the family
  • Use the credit cards less and pay them off quickly
  • Keep your checkbook balanced

By putting together your main bills and your income so you can more easily see what you have left over from that, you can then determine what you can do without to save money. Those credit cards can be dangerous to your budget, so try not to use them as often. They are best saved for emergencies, so you have more flexibility in your budget. If you keep a constant look on what you are spending versus what you have coming in, you will be able to detect your own spending patterns and try to eliminate those expenditures that leave you broke. So no spontaneous purchases “just because”, or “I have earned it”. You can blow your budget for the whole month that way.

Allow your family to help save money. Kids can learn to save money too. Let them know if they want that trip to Disneyland, they need to help save money. It usually helps when they can see the results, so you can start small with them. Take them to the sales for the things they need and let them help find the best price. Making a game out of it can give them more interest in the whole process.

Try to add some money to that rainy day fund. We all know that life can get tedious without just a little bit of fun, but make it a matinee or a dollar movie at the old theater. You still get to have the theater experience and are out of the house for a while. You can save money at the same time. There is always the trusty rent-a-movie and stay home to keep you from spending too much on going out as well. Movie night is always a hit with the kiddies and a lot of fun to boot. Last but not least, stick with it!