Household Budget

Novice Parents Severely Underestimate The Cost Of Raising A Child At The First Year

Having a baby is the greatest gift a set of couples can hope for. However, raising them can be a tiresome nightmare that can stretch for years if the couple underestimates its cost. There can be many reasons why such a thing happened.
Reasons:

Upon having a baby, the couple has no savings.
Couples tend to depend heavily on their parents and loved ones for financial support.
Thinking of baby supplies, disposables, and food as the main focus of expense provides less importance for child care, which can cost even more expensive than a future college education.
Emergency funds …

Household Budget

The Parents’ Guide For Shopping Secondhand Products

Shopping for secondhand items is nothing to be ashamed of. Now that the environmental crisis is only getting more complicated, reuse for items only utilized once or a few times seems economical and practical. In order to buy such items accordingly, here are guides you need to follow.
Plan Ahead
Since secondhand items are expected to have lower prices, the temptation for purchasing anything unnecessary is getting rampant. Planning what sale to attend, estimating what and how many items to buy, and forecasting what items will be needed are the very habits you have to develop decisively.
Check …

Coupon Tips

Is Couponing Really Worth It

If you have seen on lifestyle TV channels about stories and contests of extreme couponing, chances are you’ll be motivated to embark on such a task and integrate it into your way of living. However, couponing is not for everybody since it can demand a lot of things such as preparation and informal research.
In order to determine whether or not you have what it takes, answer the questions below with the following choices as answers.
A          = None
B          = Occasionally; Maybe
C          = Yes
Questions
Answer the following questions with the …

Coupon Tips

Tame Your Budget

Budgeting is one of the most needed skills in order to survive in this modern world yet it is one of the most often neglected. It is a hard skill mainly due to the unforeseen circumstances and plain submission for one’s urges to acquire or spend. In order to build a habit of budgeting, here are the steps to help you with.
Estimate Expenses
Before purchasing, make sure you know how much the item costs. Knowledge of the prices beforehand allows you to make necessary adjustments on the quantity and the brands of choice.
Track Purchases
To have easy access to information for …

Coupon Tips

Save Money Shopping

Coupons are aimed to attract potential customers with the company’s promos and deals. However, this can be a useful way to reduce expenses, although a great amount of effort is needed. Here are some tips in order to maximize your investment in couponing and also help you in overall shopping.
Finding the right timing
In order to make the most of your coupon, you can set priorities on which coupon is applicable to your needs at the moment and don’t just keep on waiting for a particular item to have its price dropped even though you need it urgently. Additionally, you have to watch out for the expiry date of…

Just For Mom

The Other Postpartum Problem: Anxiety

Postpartum Depression is no joke, and it involves such extreme negative feeling that takes psychological treatment just to fix it. It has a cousin called ‘Postpartum Anxiety’ and involves such a common personal reaction – worry.
Postpartum Anxiety may not seem as extreme as Postpartum Depression; however, because it feels ‘natural’ to worry, the problem can go undetected and unchecked.
Symptoms
Here are the common signs of a mother having Postpartum Anxiety:

Worrying excessively
Dreadful feelings
Racing thoughts
Lack of focus
Disturbance in …

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A Mom Made Packing Of School Lunches Into A Growing Business

Laura Fuentes became a mother for the first time in 2006. She had gone away from an employee of some corporation into a new career of being a businesswoman. Starting from wanting to provide healthy food to her kids, Laura ended up creating a packed-lunch business called ‘MOMables’.
After leaving the corporate world and going through the struggles of motherhood, Laura had done many side hustles for that extra income until one day her daughter inspired the whole business idea. She had been passionate about providing her kids healthy packed-lunches and one time, when her daughter expressed appreciation, she found the idea …