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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?

Budgeting

A Tax Write-off?
AN A to Z ARTICLE
Can I write off any homeschooling expenses on my taxes?

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.

Developing a Homeschool Budget
So, how much does homeschooling cost anyway? As much as you can afford. That isn’t a very comforting answer, but it is a realistic one. By Barbara L.M. Handley, Another Path.

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
AN A TO Z DIRECTORY
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.

Moneybags?
Why is homeschooling perceived as an upper-class luxurious lifestyle, instead of one lived by the splendid tightwads we are? By Laura Weldon, HEM S/O 2003.

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.

Simple Secrets

7 Secrets to Homeschooling Though a Financial Storm
AN A TO Z SPONSOR
Have you ever wondered when you would be getting YOUR financial bailout? I know I have. It seems like every “down-one-their-luck” gazillionaire in the country is lined up to get shovelfuls of money thrown at them by Congress. Well, if you’re like me you’re probably ready for some federal relief of your own. Well…

Homeschooling for Free
If you use your talents, creativity and footwork to provide an education for your children, you not only save money, but you are teaching your children valuable life skills. Your children can see that their education is important to you. They see that money doesn’t buy everything. By Kathryn Frazier, HEM S/O ’07

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.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring
The purpose of this page is to make available ways of cutting costs while homeschooling. We hope this will enable you to save money while maintaining a high quality of education.


How Homeschooling Empowers Families in Tough Times
In these tough economic times, we can increase our confidence and reduce our worries by considering the resources we have. By Larry and Susan Kaseman, HEM M/A 09.


Living on One Income in a Two Income World
When we choose to homeschool, it seems most of the time we also must make the decision to live on one income. You don’t have to buy that entire, deluxe, covers it all, curriculum set brand new! By Kari Lomanno.

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