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What are some useful tips for saving money and reducing monthly family expenses?

  1. Sturgeonl profile image83
    Sturgeonlposted 6 years ago

    What are some useful tips for saving money and reducing monthly family expenses?

  2. ULinder profile image60
    ULinderposted 6 years ago

    Stop eating out as much as you used to!  Cooking meals at home can really cut the monthly food bill.

  3. that one girl profile image79
    that one girlposted 6 years ago

    Giving financial advice is always easier than following it. Each of the tips that followed have been learned through hard experience and 20/20 hindsight. So with that in mind, here are some effective ways to lower your family expenses. Remember, any... read more

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    mcals71posted 6 years ago

    When I had a large family I would stretch the meat budget by cooking casseroles and stir-fries, and since the kids liked to drink a lot of soda I would buy the store brand. Also, when I shopped for groceries I used coupons and took advantage of the store sale items. To cut down on clothing expenses, the older kids often passed on their outgrown clothes to the younger ones. Instead of going to the movies we would watch a rented video. For family fun we would have picnics or play indoor board games. I always made sure the kids were clean, well groomed, happy and well nourished. One doesn't have to spend a lot of money on frills to get by and still be happy and satisfied.

  5. teaches12345 profile image95
    teaches12345posted 6 years ago

    Using coupons is a big money saver for large families. It really does save money to cook at home than to go out to eat. When we cook at home we cook enough to freeze leftovers for another meal.  We have taken to going to the library to checkout DVDs now instead of going ot the theater or purchasing them at a store.