Tuesday, January 21, 2014

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials Blog Hop: Day 2 ~ Money! #WIN

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials Blog Hop


Day 1 - Money

Yes.  I said money.  I really believe this too.  There is a cost to homeschooling.  Why money?  Well, you will need books, things to hold the books, pens, paper, computers, printers... basically STUFF.  While each thing listed above is not essential you will need SOMETHING.  I can't begin to tell you what might appeal to you.  Maybe your the type that likes to print out free curriculum online...well you'll need a computer, internet, paper and a good printer (I actually use two different printers!) 

Perhaps your family will want a curriculum that is all laid out for you (boxed) - guess what those are pricey!

Maybe you want to join a co-op - there's a fee.

Homeschool conference - registration fee.

Piano lessons, football, ice skating ..... all have some cost.

Can you cut cost and trim the fat?  YES, but it is much easier to have a bit of money to get what you need.

For us with my husband being out of work those 21 months we had to eat away at our savings so we rely on our income tax refund to fund the school year.  Ideally though I would like to set aside a certain amount towards the cost.  This way if our computer breaks, it is there.  If we run out of printer ink/toner (which is crazy expensive) no problem.  If I see the most amazing gotta have it curriculum at the homeschool conference - no big deal! 

So what do you think?  Is money an essential?

Thank you for joining me on Day 2 of 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials.  I hope you will visit the other blogs participating this week.  I'll be back tomorrow morning to discuss another essential!

You can visit the following people below who are part of the Hop:

Jordyn @ Almost Supermom
Jenn @ Teaching Two Stinkers
Crystal @ Crystal Starr Blog
Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy 
Brandi @ Brandi Raae
Wendy @ Simplicity Breeds Happiness
Jodi @ Insane In the Mombrain
Kym @ Homeschool Coffee Break
Lynn @  Ladybug Chronicles

 Please visit The Schoolhouse Review Crew for additional blogs participating.

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  1. WOW! That is definitely an essential if you want to homeschool. Even when you have free curriculum, you still need to buy school supplies, ink for copies etc so this is a perfect post to remind us about how money plays a factor in homeschooling on some level.. Great post!

  2. Some days I think the money is just pouring out through my fingers. And we don't even spend that much on curriculum!


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