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Ways To Save Money On A Tight Budget, Considering The Money Saving Mom
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Ways to Save Money on A Tight Budget, Considering the Money Saving Mom

Ways to save money on a tight budget; do you have a tight budget? Speaking of saving money, have you heard of the website called, “Money Saving Mom”? I hadn't until I searched Google. It amazes me the effort put into such a blog, not to mention the labor dedicated to many blogs on the Internet. In a search engine, have you ever searched for, “money saving ideas,” or the term, “saving money”? It's shocking how many sites pop up. I want to be a money saving mom. What about you? Or . . . a money saving dad, perhaps?

Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget . . . But Why?

Why is the topic of money savings so important, and why is it of particular interest to parents? One reason perhaps is because we love our children. We want good things for them. We want them to be provided for and taken care of. We don't want them to go without. Plus, there's college to pay for, right? And sports. And dance class. Oh, and video games.

I want to be a money saving mom, but I must tell you, though I love my child, I don't want to think of ways to save money on a tight budget just so I can give my kid STUFF. To be honest, my child (children) will perhaps not play many sports. Heck, if I have a girl, I may not even enroll her in dance class (even though I majored in dance performance myself!). And I rather anticipate that few video games will be played in our home. Yet . . . I still want to be a money saving mom.

Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget . . . What Does my Kid Need?

Most parents love their kids, at least I think; most want to do good things for them. Furthermore, many desire their children to grow up and have well paying jobs . . . so that they and their children can live well. But what do our kids really need? Why is it important to be a frugal mom or dad anyway?

Regarding finances and love and the meshing of the two, our children require from us essential basics: they need us to put food on the table for them, they need us to clothe them, and they need us to protect them from the elements (by providing them with a home). Our children look to us to grant the basic necessities of life.

Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget . . . Beyond the Basics

I want to know of ways to save money on a tight budget . . . I want to be a money saving mom. I want to be this so that my child's essential needs are provided for, yes. Beyond this, however, I want to be a money saving mom, who is mindful of the budget, so that I can be an example to my children. I want my children to see how I spend money, why I spend money. I want my children to learn how to spend money for themselves and to carefully analyze how and why they are spending it. I want them to notice that I don't spend on STUFF, but rather purchase the necessities and then what's left over, I (and my family) give to those who are lacking the necessities for themselves. I want my children to be giving, loving, virtuous persons—beyond the basics.

Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget . . . It's Hard

Yet, it's hard. It's hard to be a parent. It's hard to be a money saving mom or dad. It's hard to be a good example. Yet, we keep trying. We keep trying because we love our kids (I think . . . I hope). We want good things for them . . . but we want more than just the basics. Right? Yes, we want them to have food, clothing, a place to live, but we also want them to be wise people, good people, people who don't only think of themselves, but people who are willing to give; people who don't hoard, but grant. Right?

Ways to Save Money on a Tight Budget . . . Conclusion

Are you a money saving mom or dad? Do you desire ways to save money on a tight budget for your family? Do you labor to give your kids the essentials? My guess is that you do. You want them to have good things; you want them to be provided for. The tricky part, however, is the example part . . . the beyond the basics part, where we encourage our children not to love STUFF, but rather encourage them to give to others who lack the basic necessities for themselves. Learning of ways to save money on a tight budget isn't a bad idea; being a money saving mom or dad could be good for our kids . . . so long as we don't save in order to keep more things for ourselves.


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I remember how tight money was when my kids were little. It was hard, but we made it through and I was able to stay home with them for many years. Precious time spent with my kids that I am very grateful for.

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  about 9 years ago

Wonderful article! You are spot on with your ideas. And I just love love love the pic you posted with this article, made me smile.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks for reading, Lacey, and for posting a comment. This is an article that I particularly am fond of, not that it is perfect in writing, but, as you mention, shares some ideas that are of value. Thanks again for reading. Also, the picture is of my son from a few months back! I love that pic too:) Thanks, Lacey.

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  about 9 years ago
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