Can you believe its February already? Did you know February has another common name? Its also commonly known as the month of broken New Years Resolutions.
Did you make a New Years Resolution? If you did, I hope you’re hanging on past the first few weeks of the year! Let us help motivate you to keep working on your 2017 goals. We’ve put together some great tips to help you stick with your 2017 New Years Resolutions! This article is part of our series of 4 common resolutions and the solutions that you can find right here in Greenville!
Read the rest of the series:
New Year Resolution #2: Spend Less/Save More
What New Years resolution list is without some kind of budgeting goal? Whether your resolution is to spend less on things you don’t really need or to save money for something special or to pay off credit cards or student loans, finances are a key part of our day-to-day living.
Families especially have unique needs when it comes to budgeting and building out long-term finance plans. The list of expenses for growing families is never ending and it’s important to be conscious of money coming in and going out.
Recognizing both the needs that families have to stay on or create budgets, as well as reaching 2017 finance goals, Kidding Around Greenville has an entire section on budgeting alone!
We’ve even partnered with Parent Financial, who has been a wonderful resource to our readers and their families when it comes to planning for insurance, college savings, everyday goals, and saving for that special family vacation.
Who couldn’t use some help saving money? We’ve got some good tips on saving for college, saving for a family vacation, cutting down the grocery budget, and ideas about what to do with that tax refund you are hopefully getting.
Saving For College Is Daunting. Here’s Some Great Tips!
Are You Getting a Tax Refund? Here Are 7 Great Ideas for What to Do with It!
Saving Money on Vacation Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Have Fun
16 Ways to Save Money on Your Grocery Bill in Greenville
Spend Less but Still Go Shopping
The more I shop at consignment stores in the Greenville area, the less and less I buy new clothes – the consignment shops around here are that good. It makes me so very happy to pay so little for nearly new (I recently bought a dress with the tag still attached for about $7 at a consignment store. The tag price was $124) or gently used clothing for my entire family. We’ve compiled both children’s and women’s consignment stores below but don’t forget about thrift shops either for menswear, furniture, and toys.
Free or Cheap Things to Do
If there is anything our readers love to do with their families, it’s free or inexpensive things.
Luckily there are a ton of these kinds of activities in the area. Playgrounds are plentiful (and free) and since Greenville is so family-friendly, there are often events that don’t cost anything to attend.
5 Playgrounds in Greenville that Your Kids Will Beg You Not to Leave
9 More Great Parks In Greenville!
25+ Free (or Inexpensive) Things To Do This Winter
5 for $5 | 5 Ways to Have Fun with Your Toddler in Greenville for $5 or less!
10 Fun Budget-Friendly Day Trips (Under $25 for a Family of 4)
15 Fun Fall Outings for Less than $20 a Family
10+ Birthday Parties for $100 or Less
How do you plan to save money in 2017?