5 everyday ways parents can save money

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  • sally Kearns, UT
    June 25, 2014 4:57 p.m.

    Many parents spend tons of money on soccer, etc for their very young children. Instead of sending them to organized sports, pull some families together for a Saturday morning playtime and teach them skills that you, parents are good at. It is a great way to save money and have some fun family time. Plan treats at the end. It is more fun and less hectic at dinnertime trying to haul kids to sports. When they are about 10 years old, then consider a sport for them to play in. Most children will not be in the big leagues of sports, so don't waste your time and money. Dance is the same. Play in old clothes that you can toss when damaged.
    Along with the leftovers, learn to use a crockpot and plan meals for a week or two. Freeze them, then they thaw in the frig overnight. It makes for a more peaceful,less crazy dinnertime. It also saves money. Also, teach your children to wash their hands after handling food or meals. It saves time and money. Less damaged furniture, walls and clothing.

  • TiCon2 Cedar City, UT
    June 25, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    We've been using used diapers the past couple years. It's saved us a crpload of dough!

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    June 25, 2014 11:06 a.m.

    I saw a TV commercial on saving money. It showed tow people throwing stuff in a dump at the bottom of a cliff. New TV sets, couches,all the time it was talking about saving money on wasted energy the people was throwing stuff over the cliff. All the stuff they could of had by wasting their energy. I Started with ceiling fans, going through the house to see what I could unplug to save money. I made the mistake on buying a car that gets 20 miles to the gallon and requires high octane gas. but Ive shopped for the cheapest rates on insurance and Do my own maintenance on it. Needless to say I don't drive that car very often. There is a consequence for my actions. My ego got the best of me.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    June 25, 2014 11:05 a.m.

    #3 is amusing to me, if I know the average amount in $ of wasted food and I cut that in half I know how much I can save.

    Too bad for me, I guess, since I'm already doing these things.