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Thinking of starting a family or adding to it? Growing families mean a change in how much is being spent in the family budget each month while being able to provide the best possible for your children.

Here are several budgeting tips to keep in mind:

Identify your income and spending

How much are you making each month versus how much you spend? Knowing how much is coming in and out will help your family know where to cut back.

Practice sustainability

One great way to save money is to practice sustainability. Try upcycling, reusing items like baby clothes, and purchasing reusable items like glass containers. This can help you not only cut down on waste, but prevent unnecessary spending.

Find ways to cut down on childcare

Childcare is a major expense for families, especially if you aren’t working from home and need a babysitter or daycare. Even working from home, you may need someone to take care of your children during the day. Finding ways to reduce child care costs like finding a family member can help your family save.

Plan & save for future expenses

Anything can happen at any time so it’s always best to be prepared. Saving for emergency health care, a child’s education, or a future wedding is essential to those couples with children.