Check the calculator: Raising a family can cost you about $12-14k per year, per child

We’ve all heard the stories about how much money it costs to raise a child to 18.

Depending on the survey you’re reading, the number is going to be about the same: around $250,000.  A quarter of a million dollars.  All to raise a child, clothe them, educate them, feed them, buy them electronics and other “necessary” gadgets.

The MoneySmart Family System: Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age
The MoneySmart Family System:
Teaching Financial Independence to Children of Every Age

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What is the minimum annual budget a family of four should plan?

Planning a future budget is one of the most difficult activities anyone can do.

It’s easy for you to look at a single monthly or weekly paycheck and determine where that money is going to be allocated to.  So much for rent or mortgage, this much for a car payment, these utilities and credit card bills need to be paid.  Don’t forget groceries, gas, and… oh yeah, the kids need new shoes for school next week.

But looking at the bigger picture, it can be daunting to plan three, six, or even twelve months down the line as you can’t always predict what you’re going to need to pay for beyond those regular set payments such as rent or a car note.

The Budget Kit: The Common Cents Money Management Workbook
The Budget Kit:
The Common Cents Money Management Workbook

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How To Build a Life-Size Gingerbread House (Recipe)

Who wouldn’t want to live in an edible house?

You wouldn’t have to worry about vacuuming the crumbs up off the floor.  Sleeping would be delightful, on a soft marshmallow cloud.  And repairs would be as easy as mixing up some royal frosting.

But if you really thought about it, building a 2000 square foot sized house entirely out of gingerbread can be a slightly daunting task.  But Web Watch found a site that can make this easier for you.

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How much do you spend on food per year?

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Save Money on Everyday Life

So, how much money do you spend on food each year?

Go ahead – take a guess.

Chances are, you’re going to guess way lower than you expected.

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Use the Snow Day Calculator to determine the chances of getting a Snow Day

Snow Day
Snow Day

Is your school one that shuts down when there is a threat of snow?

Do you live in a location where snow days are a less-than common happening?

If so, then you may want to check out the SNOW DAY CALCULATOR to help you determine if your school is going to close based on the upcoming weather forecasts.