Child Care Costs: 7 Easy Ways To Save Money

Over the last decade or two, child care costs have grown exponentially and will probably get worse in the near future. This is due to the growing number of two-income homes that we have seen in this country. Here are a few things that you can do in order to reduce your child care costs. Look For Lower Child Care Costs at Churches Since I happen to live in the daycare capital of America (New … [Read more...]

Save Money on Restaurants and Attractions with the Entertainment Book

Some folks say that you’ve got to spend money to make money.  I’m not sure how true that is, but sometimes it is a good idea to buy products based on value (even if they are more expensive).  In other words, there are some things you can buy that offer you more value (or return) than what you pay. As many of you know, I live in Papua New Guinea.  Now, what I’m about to say will sound really … [Read more...]

Fully Funded Emergency Fund: The 8 Benefits

Over the last few weeks my family has reminded me of the importance of a fully funded emergency fund. In the last couple of months we’ve had termites, a broken oven, truck air conditioning that went out, and our microwave is on life support.  While none of those events were pleasant, I’m thankful that we had a fully funded emergency fund to absorb both the cost and the stress. 8 Advantages to … [Read more...]

10 Tips For Saving Money While Raising Kids

Many future parents are worried about the costs of raising children.  I certainly was.  However, with three little kids running around my house, my wife and I have discovered that there are some simple actions or attitude changes that greatly reduce the cost of raising children.  Since our family decided to live on one income, it became necessary to minimize our expenses.  We have practiced (or … [Read more...]

Cut Costs By Being Resourceful

The following is a guest post submitted by my wonderful and talented wife.  While writing a post on our personal blog, my wife accidentally wrote one that fits well with the overall purpose and theme of MH4C.  Please welcome Mrs. Ford to the MH4C writing team. I’ve learned many lessons living in PNG.  One of them is that Papua New Guineans are much more resourceful than Americans.  It’s amazing … [Read more...]