Oh I just love this Yahoo Finance has this great video with advice on Five things you should never have to buy. I whole heartedly agree with everything she says here in this video. I adore that she gives a nod to couponing and using rebates. Yippee that we couponers are finally getting our recognition from the Finance Experts!
Among the items Yahoo Finance reported were Water, Credit Reports, Credit Consoling, Food & personal care items (thanks to couponing!)
Click on the link above and listen to her advice on items you should never have to pay for and let me add some here:
Coloring Sheets – you can download these from pretty much any of your child’s favorite characters website as well as craft ideas and fun inexpensive games to play with your children around the house
Consider checking out books instead of buying them – Use your library. Personally there are few books I actually want to keep once I have read a book I am done. Plus you are already paying to use your library in your taxes!
Cookie for your kiddo to snack on at the grocery store – I have yet to go to a single grocery store that is not willing to give your child a cookie by simply asking please in their cute adorable way and saying thank you. Great way for them to get a snack and keep them busy while you do a little grocery shopping.
Trips to the museum – pretty much every city we have lived in has had a children’s museum and that museum will have one night a month that is FREE to the public. All you have to do is either call them or go to their website to find this information. Then mark your calendar for a night at the museum with your family!