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Paying for Private School
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Maryland, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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There are really only three levers available for tuition expenses. Increase your income Decrease your expenses Lower the cost of the tuition Example Moves For example, increasing your income could include something as complex as changing your job. Or it could be a simple as changing paycheck deductions. And decreasing expenses might involve lowering housing […] The post Paying for tuition appeared first on Paying for private school in the DMV ...
Posted: Oct 17 2019 @ 9:58 PM
September is the start of the fall coupon season here in Washington DC. Coupons are mailed in mass to consumers across the region as we stock up for winter. Many of these discounts , 20% of this week only as one example, are very compelling. And I used to fall for these, well, fall offers. […] The post How to save 100% on any purchase appeared first on Paying for private ...
Posted: Sep 05 2019 @ 7:46 PM
I am a big fan of Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung over at Millennial Revolution. They have innovative ideas and execute their plan amazingly well. They are way more advanced than me and I learn a lot from their site and recommend you check it out. And they recently released a book called Quit Like […] The post Quit Like A Millionare! appeared first on Paying for private school in the ...
Posted: Aug 21 2019 @ 10:50 PM
In the DMV we are lucky to have a number of education options available. Did you know there are also ways to reduce tuition costs? Here are five ways to cut college tuition costs by a third or more. Many people we know spend the first two years of school at community colleges and then […] The post Five ways to cut college tuition costs by a third in the DC ...
Posted: Jul 21 2019 @ 2:06 PM
Often, after a holiday weekend such as the recent July 4th celebration we find our we have upgraded our life style without upgrading our income. This can be detrimental to paying for tuition and it’s easy to go cash flow negative if the fancy new life style becomes the new normal. Luckily, there is a […] The post Get back on track after vacation season with this simple trick appeared first ...
Posted: Jul 08 2019 @ 9:43 PM
How To Budget:  A Typical Family Most finance gurus recommend a detail zero based budget where every dollar gets a job as it comes in. That is brilliant and works to get you and keep you out of debt and to plan for longer term saving goals. This didn’t work  for us to pay for […] The post How to Budget for Private School (Hint: Normal Budgeting Techniques Don’t Work) appeared ...
Posted: Jun 06 2019 @ 10:39 AM
It is time for a new stove in the paying for private school household. Our 30 year GE Spectra Electric Oven is awesome – it cooks food inside the house without lighting it on fire with the push of the button. But it’s a smokey mess and a health hazard. We would probably be fine […] The post Change your perspective on what is awesome appeared first on Paying for private ...
Posted: Mar 28 2019 @ 6:51 PM
It is here Black Friday is in just a few days! One can save thousands by acting fast!  One day sales only! Plan ahead! Quick! Move! Urgent! You Might Miss Out! We Might Miss Out! Save hundreds by spending thousands. Sure, your credit card balance will rise but hey, look at all the new fancy […] The post Our Annual Black Friday Shopping Guide. Get ready!!!! appeared first on Paying for ...
Posted: Nov 21 2018 @ 6:12 PM
We recently purchased a super fancy set of revolutionary Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector. These things talk to each other and alert us to the specific location of the room the problem is occurring in. Fantastic! We replaced the existing 30 year old hard wired smoke detector alarms with the Nest Protects. These things will even […] The post Free installation with any purchase! appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Nov 01 2018 @ 3:52 PM
A hard working young family member recently went off to college. Before doing so there was a choice to make. Should they go to the fancy college and stack up $300,000 in student loans. Or go another, excellent school – but with a less known name – and get a decent education  free and clear […] The post A tale of two colleges appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Oct 14 2018 @ 11:29 PM


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