Is it possible to offer
your child an excellent
education at home,
while still watching
the family finances?
By Christy Acre
Is it possible to offer your child an excellent education at home, while still watching the family finances? Yes! I’d like to share with you some
ways to save, save, save money as you educate your children with excellence.
“He that handleth a matter wisely shall
find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord,
happy is he” (Proverbs 16: 20).
There are a lot of different ways to
stretch your homeschool dollar. Keep
an eye out at your local discount department stores for special deals on closeout
items. A lot of the big discount department stores change inventory frequently, so if possible, check back at these
pick up math workbooks, stickers, craft
supplies, books, or Biblical materials.
when they may have a used book sale.
the ends of the newspaper rolls for a
couple of dollars. This paper is great
for big art and painting projects or a
• Attend yard sales to look for items
such as books, easels, and games for
use in your homeschool.
check with other homeschoolers and
see if there is an item or book that you
are both interested in and then you
could share the cost and take turns using the item. Some homeschool groups
also have used curriculum sales, another way to get some great bargains.
Involve Your Child in Serving
“If any man serve me, let him follow me;
and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my
Father honor” (John 12: 26).
Teaching your child at a young age
how to serve others in his family or community is highly beneficial in the area of
character training. Most of the time serving others is free or costs very little.
•;Find;out;if;there;is;a;widow;or;an;el-derly couple who could use help with
some yard work. A kindergarten child
can easily help rake leaves or even use
a small shovel to move some snow in
• If a neighbor is sick, make a meal
and take it to him or her and let your
child help in the meal preparation and
• Offer to get groceries for the new
mom with a baby at home. Again, let
your child participate: take him to the
grocery store with you and let him
put items in the cart and then help
Biblical Training and Enjoying
Being at Home
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for
reproof, for correction, for instruction in
righteousness” ( 2 Timothy 3: 16).