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Being a Frugal Mom Brookfield WI

There are things that you can do with your children that will cut the cost of spending to much money on "doing" something with the kids. Try to think of things that the kids would enjoy that either do not cost a lot of money or cost nothing at all.

Eric Korbitz
Korbitz Financial Planning LLC
(414) 979-1040
700 Pilgrim Parkway, Suite 300
Elm Grove, WI
Expertises
Tax Planning, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BBA, CFP®, CPA, MS

Jay Czarapata
SVA Wealth Management, Inc.
(262) 923-5199
18650 W. Corporate Drive Ste 200
Brookfield, WI
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CRPS

Kevin Reardon
Shakespeare Wealth Management Inc.
(262) 814-1600
N22 W27847 Edgewater Drive
Pewaukee, WI
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

William Baxter
Paladin Partners, LLC
(414) 202-8900
250 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Expertises
Advising Entrepreneurs, Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Estate & Generational Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, ChFc, CLU

Daniel Stobba
Stobba Financial Planning
(414) 425-3610
10258 West Cascade Drive
Franklin, WI
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Employee Benefit Plan Participants, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

James Cantrell
Financial Strategies Inc.
(262) 821-1664
13555 Bishops Court
Brookfield, WI
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives, Planning Issues for Business Owners, High Net Worth Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®

Matthew Goihl
SJA Financial Advisory, LLC
(414) 390-1499
800 Woodland Prime, Suite 100
Menomonee Falls, WI
Expertises
Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues, Insurance Related Issues, including Annuities, Tax Planning, Investment Advice without Ongoing Management
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MBA

Mark Ziety
Shakespeare Wealth Management Inc.
(262) 814-1600
N22 W27847 Edgewater Drive
Pewaukee, WI
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Middle Income Client Needs, High Net Worth Client Needs, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Planning Concerns for Corporate Executives
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®

Paula Hogan
Hogan Financial Management, LLC
(414) 352-9111
250 W. Coventry Court, Suite 202
Milwaukee, WI
Expertises
Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Financial Issues Between Generations, Ongoing Investment Management, Advising Medical Professionals, College/Education Planning, Cash Flow/Budgets/Credit Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®, MS

Mr. Bruce R. Heling, CFP®
(262) 821-1008
PO Box 1385
Brookfield, WI
Firm
Heling Associates Inc
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Income Management, Retirement Planning, Social Security Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $50,001 - $100,000

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Being a Frugal Mom
By Rhonda Warren 
Email rhondawarren@wahfamilies.com
Nov 6, 2005, 14:57

   

This day and age it is very difficult for families to live off of one income. On the other hand its almost not worth the mother working when you have to pay all of your money out for groceries, gas and most of all babysitting. So a lot of moms are turning to the alternative of being a stay at home and cutting costs every way that they can.

Here are some awesome ways to save money as well as some creative idea’s.

Pocket Change
Keep a jar or some type of container handy and each time you come home, drop in your change. Every time you break a bill, put the change in your container. You will be amazed how quickly your money will build.

We sort our change weekly and either splurge on a pizza dinner (bonus #2: a day off from cooking!), or we take our little one to Chuck E. Cheese. It’s a great way to fund that “extra” weekly event without having to dip into your checking account or bill money.

Re-Use
When you shop, look for items that can be reused. Rechargeable batteries are a perfect example. Even though the initial purchase may be more than non-rechargeable batteries, there is a definite savings over a long period. Another option would be to purchase a nice artificial Christmas tree. Many of the current artificial trees look amazingly real and with the right lights and ornaments, you can change the look from year to year. (Hint: be sure to check out department store’s “after Christmas” sales for a great deal on fake trees! I’ve seen fiber-optic trees, valued at $200, marked down to $35 the week after Christmas.)

Entertainment with the Kids
There are things that you can do with your children that will cut the cost of spending to much money on "doing" something with the kids. Try to think of things that the kids would enjoy that either do not cost a lot of money or cost nothing at all.
For Example:
• Take the kids to the park with a picnic lunch
• Go to the library and let the kids pick out some books and movies then go home and read books to them and watch movies!
• Go Fishing, Camping, walking, swimming
• Let the kids play with the water hose or water balloons in the summer time
• Grill out in your own yard while the kids play outside making mud pies and things in their own yard.
• Go to a place like Toys 'R Us (They have this here in Indiana, not sure about other states) and let the kids play for free in their play area!
• Make the kids a tent inside of your house with a sheet over your kitchen table, give them flash lights and things like they are camping out! You will be amazed how much fun the kids will actually have!
• Go outside and blow bubbles with your children. Children love playing with bubbles and there are often times that we don't allow them to play with them because of the mess! But go outside and blow bubbles with them for a little bit...

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