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It seems everyone is checking their budget for areas to cut and in these expensive times solutions for saving a dollar might be found anywhere. While at first it might seem that childcare is a fixed expense, there are ways to save even here. If your full-time day care is breaking the bank consider cutting back on the hours of formal child-care you use. In some cases you may have signed a contract with your provider. But if not or if the contract allows for some flexibility, consider adjusting your work schedule to maximize time when you or your partner can be with your children yourselves. If one of you can go in to work late and the other can take-off early you can minimize the hours of care needed. Even a small adjustment of an hour or so each day can add up. Another way to cut down the hours of formal care is to use some informal child-care for part of the week. Consider teaming up with a stay-at-home-mom friend who might be looking for some ways to supplement her family’s income. Perhaps you know a mom who would take your child one or more days a week for cash or even in exchange for skills and services you can provide. A local family member may be willing to help out for a limited number of hours as well. Check into YMCA, summer camps, or after-school programs for lower cost options as well. Date-night may well become a thing of the past as families try to cut back on entertainment in an effort to balance spending with income. But instead of canceling the date, cancel the babysitter and find some friends who will swap child-care. One weekend you drop your kids at the neighbor’s and head out (or head home for take-out, Netflix, or some quiet time) and the next week you watch the neighbor’s kids and they get a break. It’s helpful to choose a family with children of similar ages and of course, parents you trust and with whom you have values and standards in common. Such exchanges or “babysitting co-ops” can be quite formal with points earned and exchanged among a group of families, or as simple as two families sharing a need for a cheap night out. Another lower cost option for child-care needs is a “mother’s-helper.” Typically a young pre-teen, perhaps 10-14, offers Read more…


Everyone use to get loan in order to manage some critical financial situations. Generally people use to get loan from banks or other similar financial institutions. Sometimes they use to approach some private lenders also. However, when they are applying for a loan, they will have to clear the eligibility criteria fixed by the banks as well as the financial institutions. The lenders will definitely consider the source of income of the person and also they will consider about the credit score that the person has. The loan amount will be sanctioned only after considering all these things. Because of these considerations, many people are not able to get loan as they desire. Actually the considerations will be based on the type of loan that the person uses to choose. Therefore if the individuals want to get loan amount in the easy manner then they have to prefer the best and easy loan option that they have. Most of the people in the emergency situation use to prefer personal loans for their purpose. It is because the personal loan is the best option for the people who want to get loan amount in the hassle free manner. If you are applying for a personal loan, none of the eligibility criteria will be considered and also the credit score will not be taken for the sanction of the loan amount. This is the major highlight about the personal loan and in fact many people prefer this loan option mainly for these benefits. Therefore this will be an ideal choice for the people and hence they can prefer this option instead of choosing other options and struggle a lot to get money. Most of the banks and financial institutions are offering this loan option therefore it will not be a problem for them to get it. But there is a major drawback in this loan option. Generally the personal loans will be having high interest rates. This is the most important thing that everyone has to remember when they are about to apply for personal loan. Some of the people will not be aware of this and they will simply choose this option since they are able to get it easily. But eventually they will be having the problem of high interest rates therefore before applying for the loan the individuals must be very conscious they have to remember this. However, if Read more…