Saving Centsably

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SavingCentsably.com is the online tool that tells readers how they can do more with less. I refuse to pay full price for much of anything, and I teach my readers how to do the same!

What's the single best decision about money you've made?

Does your child receive an allowance? If so, how much? (Please share how old your child is.)

What's an easy way moms can trim their family food budget?

What's an affordable and fun family activity?

Rachael J. Mercer

I can take my family to the Atlanta Braves games for $18 total--and that's great for six of us, considering that $12 of that $18 is for premium parking! How do we do it?? We arrive early, about 2 hours before a game. We buy $1 tickets and sit way up high. For the most part, the seats are bigger, you have more arm room, and you're never stuck right up against people and in each other's space!! We take our own snacks and a meal. We catch batting practice (and sometimes get autographs and balls from the players) and we're always looking for great giveaways. Last season we got 2 meals on the next day for FREE locally because of a partnership between the Braves and that restaurant chain. It's a ton of fun on the cheap! Don't be intimidated by thinking a family can't go to a sporting event like this without sacrificing a week's pay--you can do it affordably! And it's a blast!!
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What's a great source to buy formal clothing for children?

Rachael J. Mercer

Other families! When my daughter needed an off-white (cream) flower girl dress, I cringed! There are so many stark white choices--not too many off-white options, and all that I found was way more expensive than I wanted to spend for a 2-hour event. So I posted on my Facebook page that I would buy one from a friend. I had 2 families GIVE us a dress because they didn't know what to do with the one they had!! Don't be afraid to ask others! You'll find what you need and also save a ton of money in the process!!
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