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Reducing Our Expenses Worksheet

by Maxine
Posted August 3 2010 10:44pm
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First-time parents often find the added costs of their new baby shocking. There’s a list of gear that you need, not to mention clothing, RESPs, diapers and much more.

This new parenting adventure can be an expensive one and many parents wonder how they will cope when the new baby arrives. Especially when they think about all the added expenses as that baby grows up!

You may be going through a similar experience, but we can help you to deal with this challenge. The following worksheet has been provided to guide you in preparing a budget for your expenses. Use it to help you choose the key expenses that you may need to change, as well as those expenses you may need to reduce, in order to save money for more important things which you may need later.

Download the Reducing Our Expenses Worksheet (PDF)

 

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Worksheet: Balancing Your Budget While Raising a Child

by Maxine
Posted July 20 2010 02:06pm
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You will use this tool along with the financial education video: Balancing your budget while raising a child. In this exercise, you will consider how your household income will be affected by your growing child’s needs.

 

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Preparing for Baby’s Arrival Tool: Income Reduction List

by Maxine
Posted July 28 2010 11:16pm
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You will use this tool along with the financial education video: Preparing for Baby’s Arrival. In this exercise, you will consider how your household income will be affected by your new baby’s arrival.

Download the Preparing for Baby's Arrival Worksheet (PDF)

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Planning a Weekly Menu

by Maxine
Posted August 3 2010 10:49pm
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Being prepared is the key when it comes to controlling your family’s expenses, but how do you manage that? One great idea is to plan your meals a week in advance, then use the set menus to prepare your weekly grocery list.

You can find free menu planning tools on the internet – some even create your weekly shopping list automatically. If that sounds easier for you, go for it! But if you’d rather keep to pen and paper you can download our easy Weekly Menu Planner sheet below. Use it to write down what you’ll be feeding your family this week and then take it with you to the grocery store to keep you on track while you shop.

Spending five minutes planning meals can help you cut down on impulse and last-minute shopping – saving your family money and helping to ensure that you eat nutritious meals.

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