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					Cutting your Kids' Schooling Costs


Whenever the school season is just around the corner, there's only one thing that parents are thinking about -
the impending costs. Education is a primary right and a pertinent need of every child but it can become very
costly. Availing of scholarships and education grants for your children is the best way to get them through
schooling. But of course, only a small percentage of children can be given these privileges.


There are simple and effective measures that parents can employ in cutting the costs of their children's
schooling, especially during the back-to-school season. Most often, these measures are often taken for
granted, but don't miss out!


Organize and Save


Keep an inventory of your children's school supplies and keep it organized. If you are not organized, you
will be spending more money on replenishing your supplies. Small things like pencils and crayons may not
cost too much, but if you replenish your supplies unnecessarily, you are losing valuable money.


You should also try involving the kids when making the inventory. This will give them a sense of ownership
for their things and would know where to take and put their things.


Tax Holidays


Tax holidays are often offered by many states during the back-to-school season. Price ceilings will be put
on different school gears. You might want to do a little research and ask about the schedule and the details
of the tax holidays in your area.


Bulk Buying


It's a basic economic principle - "the more you buy, the more you save". Well, this is applicable if you are
buying a specific item which you will really need in the near future. In buying pencils, for example, you
might want to buy a box rather than buying one for each of your kids. Face it, you will be needing to
replenish these after some time, so might as well avail of the lower price by buying in bulk.


Transportation


You might want to consider buying your child a bicycle for him to bring to school. This, of course, is not
always feasible. Finding a cheap and safe way to bring your children to school daily is an important thing.
Car pools and school transportation services are options that you can look at.


Snacks
Whenever you have the time and energy to prepare food for your children, do so. You will not only be
saving on the pocket money that you will give to them but you are also secured that your children are eating
healthy and safe meals.


Getting your children through school is a hard task and a costly one. Saving money through practical and
simple means can assist you in this endeavor. The benefits will eventually add up to bring a brighter future
to your children.


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