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For some families, saving money is a big deal. When they save money, they are able to make sure their bills are paid and there is food on the table. If you have a big family, you may be wondering how to save money when you have a big family.
You may be wondering HOW you can save money when there are so many of you! These tips are for you.
Saving Money Tips for Large Families
Eat at Home
I think one of the best ways that you can save money as a big family is by eating at home. Sure, there are times when it’s fun to eat out, but for the most part, eating at home is going to save you the most money.
Eating at home can be simple or it can be fancy, whatever keeps you on the right track to saving money.
Meal Plan as Much as Possible
While meal planning may not be your first choice, it’s an important part of trying to save money. Meal planning gives you the power to plan your meals and stay on budget.
Although writing or planning out the meals may seem strange at first, doing this gets easier as time goes on. Plus, there is a lot less waste happening in your home.
You know what you are buying and what foods you are making, so it makes the most sense to help you save money.
Here’s how this Texas Mom feeds her family of 3 on less than $200 a month! And they eat organic food!
Take Turns Having Fun
When it comes to having a big family, outings can be super expensive. This is why you can take turns having fun!
Each week, take one of your kids on a date. They get to choose the date night idea and you both get to have fun.
This is a great way to bond closer one on one. This ensures you both still get to have fun, but at the same time, you aren’t spending a ton of money on extra stuff.
Do As Much DIY As You Can
When something breaks or you want something done, it’s so easy to call someone and have them come do it for you. When it comes to saving money as a big family, you have to get creative.
Learning some DIY home repair can save a lot of money!
Over the next few years, try learning to do things on your own. It’s freeing to know that you can install that toilet on your own or that you can fix a plumbing issue.
While some DIY issues are worth calling for help, there are some that you can do on your own and save a lot of money.
Let’s be honest, having a big family can be expensive.
These types of tips can help you save money and put cash towards things that really matter like keeping a roof over your head.
Learn How to Say No
Going out to eat and doing fun stuff can be exciting as a family. However, one of the best ways you can save money when you have a big family is by saying no to all the extras.
Do all the free stuff, eat at home, enjoy family nights – whatever it takes to save money. Because whether you want to believe it or not, all of this stuff adds up and can make you broke.
How do you like to save money when you have a big family? I’d love to hear all of your tips. What is one of the biggest ways you save money?
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