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That’s Entertainment! Money-saving Tips By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

• Wait until the last minute to get your performance tickets. You can get them for a discounted price if your plans are flexible.
• Visit your local library for DVDs – no rental fees that way! Also check out library events such as book clubs if you are looking for something free to do.
• Volunteer – if you volunteer at a theater, you may be able to sit in on performances for free. This may not be easy, especially if you have young children but it’s something to think about.
• Look for discounts at zoos, museums, etc. Some places offer free admission days certain days of the month.
• Team up with a relative, friend or neighbor for baby-sitting. If they watch your kids on certain night, then you watch theirs on another night. Think of the money you will save by helping each other out.
• If you want to go to the movies or theater for a show, try to go to a matinee showing if possible as they are cheaper for everyone.
• Go as a group to events to get a discount- usually 10%, but sometimes more- ask friends, relatives or co-workers to attend with you and your kids and you will save some money for everybody. They say “the more the merrier” – in this case it really is true.
• Use your membership to clubs such as AAA to get discounts on tickets and events. Your job or former college may offer discounts as well.
I hope you enjoy reading these blogs as much as I enjoy writing them! Should you have any questions about Motherhood Incorporated either as a client or as a mom looking for work, please email me directly at sandra@motherhoodincorporated.com or you can check us out at www.motherhoodincorpoated.com and www.sandrabeck.com

Travel Tips By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

• Don’t go during peak travel seasons; wait and go in the off-season when places are less busy. This way you will save money, too. If your favorite vacation spot is busiest in the summer, go in fall, winter or spring.
• Don’t spend lots of time browsing the web for deals on airfare and hotels. Instead go to www.kayak.com which does all the work for you- searching around 140 travel sites for the best deals.
• If possible book a package deal. You can save money even if you are traveling at the last-minute.
• Stay closer to home. This way you don’t have to spend lots of money on airfare. You might even check out sites in your hometown.
• Try to get a better deal on an independently run hotel. Ask for a free night if you plan to stay an extra night or see what other deals they offer. They are more likely to do this since national chains get more exposure than the smaller hotels.
• You can stay at a camp site if you are looking for adventure. If you are looking for a specific camp site with a certain view, visit www.recreation.gov
• Book your travel through www.hotwire.com or www.priceline.com which offers airfare and hotel rates.
There are just a few trips to help you if you are wanting to travel but want to save some money.
I hope you enjoy reading these blogs as much as I enjoy writing them! Should you have any questions about Motherhood Incorporated either as a client or as a mom looking for work, please email me directly at sandra@motherhoodincorporated.com or you can check us out at www.motherhoodincorpoated.com and www.sandrabeck.com

Tips To Save on Almost Anything By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated

By Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated
Below are three categories where you can save money.
Investing- Get a 401(k) and you will save even more money if your employer matches your contributions in the company’s plan. Open a Roth IRA. Invest a certain amount at regular intervals when buying stocks and also know when to sell your stocks.
Food- Cook your meals when you can since eating out costs so much especially if you do so several times a week. It doesn’t mean that you can’t eat out, it just means you don’t eat out as often as you used to. You can also get a tour book for your city or eat cheaper, too. Coupons are great not just at the grocery store but at restaurants too. Visit www.retailmenot.com for coupons and codes before you dine out.
You can save money by going to the grocery store once a week instead of three or four times per week. You’ll save time, money and you’ll also be less like to make impulse purchases. Make a list for the week’s meals and ingredients you will need and stick to the list. You’ll get out of the store quicker that way.
Transportation- Buy a used car to save money. You can buy a car that has good gas mileage; you don’t have to buy a hybrid in order to do so. To find the best gas prices, visit www.gasbuddy.com
For more tips, check out our next blog!
I hope you enjoy reading these blogs as much as I enjoy writing them! Should you have any questions about Motherhood Incorporated either as a client or as a mom looking for work, please email me directly at sandra@motherhoodincorporated.com or you can check us out at www.motherhoodincorpoated.com and www.sandrabeck.com