Friday, January 17, 2014

Feeling Thrifty and Frugal: School Expenses

I recently read that it's just as expensive to send a child to some preschools as to college.  I don't know about that, but it made me curious.  I just looked up how much it would cost to put my three children in Christian school.  $15,000/year plus clothing and fees and transportation.  That's a minimum of $18,000.  If I had to work to cover it, I'd probably have to make at least $22,500 before taxes!  That doesn't even include the lifestyle changes that would result.  Suddenly, my work as a homeschool mom seems to add a bit more to the family income!


Laura
Happy at Home






18 comments:

  1. We are quite lucky here across the pond. Most of our Christians Schools are excellent and free.
    Uniform does cost but other Mums are more than happy to help out.
    Hugs x

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  2. When my children were in public school years ago, I remember that they were constantly bringing home letters needing money for this-and-that, not even counting the cost to drive them to and from school, clothing and other supplies. Homeschool has been a blessing financially for us.

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  3. Lovely Laura I always admire parents who home teach as it is such a tremendous thing to do for your children and your community. You are an inspiration Laura, have a fabulous week ahead. Big hugs to you and your lovely family
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  4. Thank you, Dorothy. You are too kind.

    Hug!

    Laura

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  6. I'm glad you agree, Gae. I'll be over to visit your blog in a bit.

    Blessings,

    Laura

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  7. You are so right, Marissa Ann. My eldest son went to high school for a couple of years. It was always something. So much for free public schools! The cost was more than financial, too.

    Blessings, Laura

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  8. Hi Jes,

    I know you're all about being frugal and being a good homemaker and mom. I appreciate your comment and your blog. I'll be over for a visit soon.

    Blessings,

    Laura

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  9. That is wonderful, Cally.

    What would we do if we didn't help each other out?

    Blessings to you!

    Laura

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  10. I believe as I think you do also, is we are to train our children and to be HOME to keep it! :)
    I also believe You are investing in a greater treasure!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  11. I Co hosted last week's Fluster's Creative Muster Party! Thanks for linking up!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  12. I found your website from the link-up on raisinghomemakers.com. I really like your post - it's a good reminder to me!

    I would like to invite you to HomemakingHearts.com on Fridays for a brand new link-up; it would be a delight to have you join us!

    Gabriella

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  13. I'll try to check in on you on Friday, Gabriella. What types of posts will you be including in your link-up?

    Blessings,
    Laura

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