17. Save $250+ per month (per child) – Reduce the cost of activities with children
Too many activities. It’s not abnormal now for people to have kids in two or three activities per week each. That’s crazy! Let them do ONE and one only. You will save money on the fees, gas driving there and eating out because you "don’t have time".
The "average" family will spend $300-$500 a month on activities for just one child.
Surf the internet and search for cheap activities to do with your children.
Consider a family season pass to the zoo. It will pay for itself in just a few visits and is cheaper than going to the movies. (But take your own snacks and drinks with you!) A day at the museum or beach is also cheap.