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Being a Frugal Mom Decatur AL

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.

Mr. Robert T. Carden, CFP®
(256) 301-9770
306 4th Avenue S.E.
Decatur, AL
Firm
Wealth Advisory Group, Inc.
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $100,001 - $250,000

Profession: Self-Employed Business Owners

Data Provided by:
Ms. Kathryn Ann Ray, CFP®
(256) 353-8880
1136 Shoal Creek Rd
Decatur, AL
Firm
Brilliant Deductions Financial
Areas of Specialization
Accounting, Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Debt Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $100,000 or less

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



Data Provided by:
John Andrew Johnson, CFP®
(256) 772-9127
8097 Madison Blvd Ste 101
Madison, AL
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. John M. Parker Jr., CFP®
(256) 325-1399
7600 Hwy 72 West
Madison, AL
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Jakie M. Childers Jr., CFP®
(256) 325-1002
7600 Hwy 72 West
Madison, AL
Firm
LPL Financial
Areas of Specialization
Investment Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. Richard D. Thompson, CFP®
2205 Graham Ave SW Ste B
Decatur, AL
Firm
Lentz Thompson Retirement Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Investment Management, Retirement Income Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. Steven K. Atkins, CFP®
(256) 580-8001
2119 Westmead Dr SW Ste 4
Decatur, AL
Firm
A&F Investment Specialists
Areas of Specialization
General Financial Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000



Data Provided by:
John G. Butterfield, CFP®
(256) 774-3046
3809 Sullivan St Ste 6
Madison, AL
Firm
Edward Jones
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, Intergenerational Planning, Investment Management

Data Provided by:
Mr. S. Phillip Poitevint Ii, CFP®
(256) 772-4646
100 Essex Ct Ste C
Madison, AL
Firm
Raymond James
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Education Planning, General Financial Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Long-Term Care

Data Provided by:
Mr. Michael Ellis, CFP®
(256) 721-2694
7169 Highway 72 W Ste D
Madison, AL
Firm
Edward Jones Investments
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Banking, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning

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Being a Frugal Mom

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Frugal Living

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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