Saving Money BEFORE Baby Arrives
This isn't really shocking: babies are expensive. If you are expecting, you're probably also adding figures in your mind: diapers, clothes, gear, toys, books, photos, and more. So if you're looking for some ways to save some money before your due date, check out these three money-saving ideas.
Buy generic groceries. You may already be doing this, but if not, give it a shot. And if you're scrunching your face up now thinking that generic groceries can't possibly be as good as name brand food, think again! Try out a few things, and see what you like and what you don't like. Many times you'll find the generic food is just as tasty. It may not seem as though you're saving that much right away, but after a few trips to the grocery store, you'll be surprised at how much you will actually save.
Love books, music, and movies? Buy them second hand or get yourself a library card. I am an avid reader and bought all my books nice and new from the big stores or online. But guess what? By visiting second-hand book stores, I saved a ton and… gasp… got the same words within the same covers. The only difference is maybe a few creases in the spine. You can also trade in your old books and spread the joy. The same goes with other types of media. Besides second-hand stores and libraries (for books, movies, and TV on DVD), you can also check out Hulu.com for free entertainment anytime!