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Paying for Private School
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Eleven years ago we moved into our current home. And the previous owners had not installed cable television. To get it installed meant an all day visit and lots of holes would have to be drilled into the relatively intact walls. And then we would have a $100 a month bill. We put it off. […] The post That is One Long Cable! appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 11:03 PM
Our dishwasher was not functioning well. Repeated repair attempts had extended the life a bit but dirty dishes after each wash was the motivation to finally replace it. We selected a washer that made sense for us (hard food disposal!) and had decent reviews. There was a fancy one for $598.  Let’s assume we would […] The post A Tale of Two Dishwashers appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 9:49 PM
For over half a century Trappist monk Justo Gallego has been building a cathedral in Spain. Led by his calling and with no formal training his effort has resulted in incredible results I love this story. We as parents all of us are doing the same for our children. One way we do this is […] The post Build the Catherdral appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 10:53 PM
As you get in the habit of avoiding expenses as a  way to pay for tuition occasionally you might have some spare money not already given an assignment. This  ultra rare event of extra dollars should be put to work. Usually you will want to put this into a super charged savings accelerator as those items […] The post Stock of the month – Kraft Heinz appeared first on Paying for private ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 8:28 PM
Want to save money for tuition' One way to do so is to be like your grandmother and be your own general store and service center. Make your Own Mixes For example,  you can make your own bleach based cleaning spray with bleach, water and laundry detergent. We did it this morning and instructions are available […] The post Be Your Own General Store appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Feb 13 2018 @ 3:06 PM
Here are some helpful links to sites that provide guidance on how to  pay for private school. Budgets are sexy! (An entertaining how-to on financial management)  A Guide for Parents as They Look to Finance a Private School Education Can Middle-Class Parents Afford Private Schools For Their Kids' DC School Hub (Washington DC area resources […] The post Seven Helpful Links For Private School Parents appeared first on Paying for private ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 3:33 AM
I am a fan of LL. Bean’s washable wool dress pants  as I wear fancy pants to my office job. LL Bean is known for durable easy care high quality items. Their dress pants are a mix of wool and polyester which results in torrent of financial savings for the office dweller like me. Recently, […] The post A Stitch in Time Saves Nine …Hundred Dollars appeared first on Paying for ...
Posted: Jan 19 2018 @ 4:45 PM
Problem: You need more storage We needed more storage in the living room for stuff that had been piling up on the floor.  Ikea offers a number of credenzas but the size we wanted was about $500, before taxes. And I wanted something made of solid wood since we would be looking at it a lot […] The post The Way to Wealth is Through Saw Dust appeared first on Paying for ...
Posted: Jan 01 2018 @ 7:51 AM
About 529 Plans  A 529 plan “is a tax-advantaged savings plan designed to encourage saving for future college costs.” [1] New Tax Law Expands 529 Use The recent tax overhaul bill expands parents funding options to pay for private elementary and high school tuition. Specifically, the new bill enables one to dip into a 529 plan […] The post Should I Raid My 529 to Pay for Private Elementary School' appeared first ...
Posted: Dec 30 2017 @ 11:39 PM
Like many of you I am an office drone and spend my days dressed in the knowledge worker uniform which include a  pairs of wool/polyester pants. The second life of pants Here is a money saving tip someone showed me years ago. When the dress pants get a bit frayed and need to be replaced, […] The post What’s in Your Closet' appeared first on Paying for private school. ...
Posted: Dec 21 2017 @ 2:37 AM


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