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Homeschooling on a Budget

How much does it cost to homeschool?

How can we tightly budget and still give our children a fine education?


A Tax Write-off?
Can I write off any homeschooling expenses on my taxes?

How Much Does Homeschooling cost?
By Kamay Flemens. January 8, 2015. Personal and small survey of her homeschool friends on Facebook.

The Cost of Homeschooling
Posted by Heather Sanders on June 6, 2014. 75 Comments, mostly answers to “What are your estimated costs for a single year of homeschooling and what does that cost include?” Naturally, the costs vary widely from one family to another, but in an effort to be transparent about our own costs, I decided to discuss and post our family’s current and potential expenditures for our 2014-2015 academic homeschool year.

The Cost of Homeschooling
Many people interested in homeschooling are naturally concerned about how much it will cost. That’s a hard question to answer because the answer depends on so many variables. By Beverly S. Krueger, EHO.

What It Costs to Homeschool?
This was an informal, voluntary, anonymous survey of homeschooling families in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Budget Shopping

Budget Shop
Send for free curriculum, rent materials, or make a bid on very low priced curriculum from eBay or sell it there. Find used curriculum swaps.

But Don’t Be Cheap!

“Frugal” versus (Downright) “Cheap”
If a homeschooler takes the time of someone who sells a product they’re interested in, it is only right that the product be purchased from them. This goes beyond more than just “good stewardship of your money”; it is “good stewardship of your homeschool servants.” By Barb Shelton.

What Is It With Homeschoolers & Money?
Fair market value is not a concept that seems to be embraced by the homeschool community at large. Why? By Diane Keith, Homefires. [This is a little dated. The income levels are probably different now.]

Simple Secrets

Here’s How This Family of 3 Lives Well on a Single Income
We’ve now been living the one-income dream for three years. Though I can’t speak for everyone, I can tell you how our small family is flourishing on a public school teacher’s salary, which averaged about $56,000 in 2013. by Leah Baacke.

Homeschooling On A Budget
My family has built our curriculum around library resources. Homeschooling families use the library in two ways: researching items of interest, and discovering topics for further study. By Isabel Shaw.

Minimalist Homeschooling
Facebook group. Minimalism is not a competition. Minimalism is about eliminating the unnecessary so we can focus on what matters most. The aim is not to have the least amount of stuff, but to have more time, energy and freedom. We choose what we own with are. It is about living out lives with intention, and living more simply.

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