Establishing a functional family budget isn’t easy- in addition to working with what are typically tight resources, families have to learn to reconcile different approaches to spending, organizing finances, saving, dealing with debt, and establishing what is “necessary” and what is “nice to have”.
What have you learned from your experience with family budgeting that you could share with the world at large? Do you have a good template that others could use, or some tips on working on a communal budget while reducing strife and conflict? I’d love to see what you have to share!
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Here is my hub: 5 easy ways to save money on your household bills
http://daisydayz.hubpages.com/hub/5-Sim … old-Budget
I had been thinking about doing this one for a while so your topic spurred me to actually get it down on (virtual) paper! Thank you!
Here's my hub on saving money on your heating bill during the winter.
With the economy so snug, it's important to save money where you can.
Money Saving Tips: Avoid Winter Wasting
I love the seasonal approach you've taken- there certainly are ways to keep down those extra expenses that crop up in the wintertime!
I especially love your tip on heating the home by baking/cooking more. I do that all the time, and it also makes things smell GREAT!
Thanks Simone. Quick question.... if I want to write more than one hub on this can I go to the question and click "answer as a hub" more than once or do I just come here & post more links?
Here's another one:
Frugal Living: The Edible Yard ~ http://momkat.hubpages.com/t/33ee96
With the price of everything going up, it's nice to be able to have access to food without even needing to leave your own yard! Saves money & makes your yard look great.
Here's another: Water Bill Super Saver
You have a great information about the house wives and for the working as well. You hubs almost covers the home debts, home finances and home capital. I think you may launch a profitable blogs for earning. How you got these all fruitful ideas?. The topics you discussed are really impressive. Have you some ideas about the IT hubs?
I LOVE this topic and have never participated in any of the Weekly Topic Inspirations before so it's time to jump in!
I'm going to claim the title Dos and Don’ts of Lending Money to Family because I've done this many times with mixed results.
I'll be back when it's finished to post the link in a day or two!
I love the topic. It is a great idea for people to share the useful tips and information. Thanks.
Here's my offering for this week's topic! I decided to go with a budget I have to watch myself along with some money saving tips on making soup for the family or even for one person.
http://kdubarry03.hubpages.com/hub/Savi … emade-soup
Simone, I love the use of the words 'functional family' budget. I suppose that leaves out all of the 'dysfunctional' families, hee hee.
My thoughts about budget esp for the newly married
http://ruchira.hubpages.com/hub/Budget- … -Newlyweds
http://glimmertwinfan.hubpages.com/hub/ … eting?done
My hub for the weekly inspiration. I used this method when I first got out of college, but families may be able to use it for budgeting too.
http://chrissieklinger.hubpages.com/hub … s-a-Family
Here is my article on budgeting money as a family.
Thanks for sharing your great budgeting tips with us, everyone! This week's new theme is cleaning. We all have to clean, so why shouldn't we share our advice on keeping things as neat, sanitary, and organized as possible?
I would have posted this last night had I realised the topics didn't close
http://garyholdaway.hubpages.com/hub/Ma … mily-money
I'm a bit late, but at least I got it done before the next Weekly Topic of Inspiration! lol
http://daughterofmaat.hubpages.com/hub/ … p-Problems
Here's my hub: Family Finances: How to Save More Money
http://savingkathy.hubpages.com/hub/Fam … More-Money
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