Monday, June 9, 2008

Road Blocks to Homeschooling

One of the many roadblocks to homeschooling is the parents themselves.

Some two income families homeschool but it is much easier to homeschool if you are a one income family. There are plenty of tips on the web on how to live on one income.

Here are tips that we use to survive on one income. These tips should be considered to also battle the rising costs of fuel.

1. Buy used cars, never buy new cars.

2. Don't use cell phones.

3. Pay off credit cards monthly.

4. If you can't afford to pay cash or pay off your credit card within the month you by something you can not afford to buy the item you are interested in buying.

5. Pay yourself first. Put money in college funds and retirement funds every month.

6. Bring your lunch to work.

7. Pass on fancy clothes.

8. If you can't afford to go out to eat don't.

9. Buy generic brands and house brands skip the name brands.

10. Skip the movie theaters use Netflix instead.

1 comment:

Henry Cate said...

"Buy used cars, never buy new cars."

Then take good car of the car and drive it till it dies.

After homes, cars tends to be our biggest purchases. I'm surprised by how many people buy cars every couple years. You lose a ton of money when you drive a car off the lot. Doing it every couple years is wasteful.