On the flip side.. are those high priced curriculum always worth it to?
How does one determine what they should spend? Where they shall put their dollars? Not always easy decisions to make.
You will make mistakes. Really you will.
- You will buy something and it disappears into the shelves in your house and you will forget about it.
- You will buy something and realize it doesn't fit with how you do school.
- You will do what I have done and accidentally buy two of the same item without realizing it until you organize your shelves and say... "oh that was dumb".
You will also do what I have done:
- Buy something on sale and realize it was JUST THE THING you needed.
- You will have someone tell you about a program that didn't work for them but stimulates your thinking and before you know it, you get that program from that person and it's exactly what you needed. Buying it cheaper than it would have cost new
- You will bless others with items just as you have been blessed. Because in the homeschool community I find that people give things away freely so often.
This is how you make your budget work.
By realizing that mistakes will happen but so will blessings. You will balance the good with the not so good. You will research and hunt and discover and celebrate the good with your young, and persevere through the bad with them (or find a better home for it).
And you will learn.
This is why you are doing that right? To Learn. So go ahead learn. Let your children see you working it all through, and they too will learn about budgeting.
It will all work out in the end.
To that end, let me tell you about a sale that starts today and runs through til the 8th. It's a sale that is featuring products put together by Canadians, it covers a whole range of topics from history to science, french and rabbits, chocolate and timelines. A bit of something to please anyone looking to learn more about my beloved country of Canada and more. :) Cost? $27 a savings of almost $150 off the list price.