If you're shopping for a new pair of eyeglasses, you may get sticker shock when you pick up a pair of frames at your local optician. It certainly doesn't help that vision insurance doesn't always cover glasses — and when it does, it may not cover the whole cost. Another option is to take your shopping to the internet, where you'll find a better selection and lower prices.
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When my husband and I had our first child several years ago, we felt financially prepared. We had to dip into our savings for fertility treatments and related medical expenses, but I was steadily freelancing as a writer and editor to supplement the loss. Our bank account was in solid shape when our baby boy was born. We were a little family of three.
A few days after our son's first birthday I took a pregnancy test, assuming it would be negative. It wasn't. It was a wonderful surprise, but this time our balance sheet wasn't looking so good. We were in the middle of home renovations, and our savings had taken a dive due to unforeseen renovation extras. Here are five lessons I learned to help cut down on the costs of bring a parent.
In the moment, you can justify pretty much any purchase decision. Maybe you do need a third coffee maker and more flannel shirts — they're 40% off! But wait, do you really? This flowchart helps you figure out if your desire to buy is actually out of necessity or just an impulse.
Avocados are a very important food with which you can craft many tasty delights, but picking a perfectly ripe one can be challenging at times. Luckily — as one Reddit user brought to our attention — one crafty company has started putting colour chart stickers right on the fruit, making grocery shopping that much easier.