5 Tips to Save Money Homeschooling Every Year

5 Tips to Save Money Homeschooling Every Year

I often find that I wax and wain in my homeschool frugality. Mainly because I sometimes want to be able to do what some of my friends are able to amass wonderful libraries. Our family really cannot afford to to do this and meet our other financial goals. Therefore we have 4 things we do

  1. Frugal Homeschoolers absolutely love their libraries. It is hands down the cheapest place to get books that we will only need for a few days. The secret to using the library effectively is to develop a method of managing library books so you do not incur fines.
  2. Frugal Homeschoolers choose curriculum that can be reused by more then one student .  This doesn’t mean we try to shove a square peg kiddo in a round hole. But it does mean we consider the curriculums longevity as well as it’s rigor and quality. We may buy a more expensive curriculum because over the long we will either break even with the cheap one or save money. A curriculum that cost $100 that will be used with 5 children is $20 per kid. So in the long run you can save money by using a $100 curriculum you love instead of trying to make that $25 curriculum work for you.
  3. Frugal Homeschoolers sell their used curriculum when they no longer need it. So instead of just giving it away (unless you know of a family in need) we make the extra effort to sell it. One of my favorite sites to buy and sell Homeschool Curriculum  is Homeschool Classifieds.
  4. Frugal Homeschoolers try to buy most of their homeschool curriculum used. We opt to spend our time instead of our money on purchasing and find homeschool curriculum.
  5. Frugal Homeschoolers don’t jump quickly from one curriculum to another. By being willing to try to stick with our curriculum we aren’t buying 2 history programs in a year. Additionally, if you stick with say Mystery of History once you have purchased the 4 volume set you do not have to purchase any other history set for your K-12th grader.

5 tips to save money homeschooing

To sum it up, frugal homeschoolers make use of the free and used resources that are available to them in their area. And they tend to pick reusable curriculums like Mystery of History and hard cover Saxon Math Books. What other tactics do you employ as a frugal homeschooler to save money on curriculum?

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

2 thoughts on “5 Tips to Save Money Homeschooling Every Year

  1. As a mom of 11 (10 still living at home) frugality is a must for us! All of your suggestions were right on the money with the way we do things. We also do unit studies together with all of the non-teenage kids. This saves money on separate curriculum for every subject (and it’s more enjoyable, too!)

  2. I was homeschooled most of my childhood and plan on homeschooling my children. My four year will be starting a more formal preschool program in the fall. I am not paying for her curriculum. I was able to find one I like that I could either pay for and get the pdf plans all together or wait each week to download the new week for free. Worth the extra work to get it free. 🙂 (visiting from Thrifty Thursday)

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