Starting a Christmas savings account almost feels outdated. Maybe it’s because I remember these Christmas savings opportunities being advertised nearly 40 (!!) years ago, but do they still work? That was the question on my mind as I explored ideas to save money for Christmas and looked into what banks actually still offer worthwhile Christmas savings clubs.
After a lot of reading and research, I’ve come up with an approach that will not only make starting a Christmas savings account effortless but also ensure a stress-free and joyous holiday season. No more worrying about finances when you should be focusing on the holidays – let’s dive in and discover the shocking secret that will transform your Christmas savings game.
Raising chickens – is it trendy or is it smart? As someone who has over two decades of experience with raising chickens, I’m here to tell you it’s not as easy as it seems! Raising chickens can be a rewarding and cost-effective way to provide your family with fresh eggs and meat. However, the initial investment and ongoing expenses can quickly add up.
Did you know that the average yearly cost to keep just six chickens is over $600? But if you’re smart about it, there are plenty of ways to raise chickens on a budget! And of course we’re going to talk about ways to reduce your expenses withoutsacrificing the health and well-being of your feathered flock.
Having enough money, even as a single person with no kids, is hard enough as it is in this economy. But when you’re the single parent of a child – or perhaps even more – that becomes an incredible challenge, one that many single parents find difficult to overcome. And as inflation soars along with the cost of living, the issue can only become more challenging.
That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to have a little nest egg saved up at least. As the saying goes, make your money work for you, if you can spare it. To help you make that dollar, we’ve prepared some financial planning tips that single parents can utilize to maximize their incomes.
As a parent, teaching your kids about money is crucial for their future financial success. However, it can be a challenge to make financial literacy engaging for kids. That’s where online financial games come in!
Let’s face it – kids are on screens pretty much everyday. And while I definitely believe it’s important to limit screen time based on their age, you can also use screen time as a way to learn.
As a 90s child, my learning from screens came from PBS – shows like Barney, Lambchop, and Zoom were key to supplementing my early education!
Now, though, we can turn to utilizing online games to teach kids about money!
Kitchen scrap gardening is a must for those looking to live frugal. As the world gets more expensive and things gets more processed, it’s an act of radical rebellion to grow your own food. Anything that makes your grocery bill smaller while helping to plump up your meals is a win in my book!
We recently moved to a new house and I was so excited to set up a new garden area…only to find that slugs were taking over! There’s nothing more frustrating than spending time and money to grow a garden only for it to be destroyed by slugs. Slugs may seem harmless, but they can cause serious damage to your plants if left unchecked.