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An eye-opening look at the finances of homeschooling

People always talk about how much it costs to homeschool.  To be honest, it costs about as much as you want it to and/or can afford for it to.  What you don’t pay in dollars you might pay in effort.  The internet and library make for an extraordinarily rich education for the parents willing to exert a few ounces of effort.

BUT…

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Summer camp

The picture says it all folks.  Summer camp.  A joy so genuine that it is worth the fortune of money paid, the hours in the cars, the dislocated workplaces of the parents, and the jumbling of task management at home to accommodate All Of The Joy.

What kind of summer camps provide the faces you see above, you ask?

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Allowances

I actually speak on this topic and people always find it informative so I thought I’d share it here.  Financial education is near and dear to my heart.  When I taught high school, I taught business and computer courses.  My business courses were Intro to Personal Finance, and Business Management.  I loved them both; but it became really clear that the majority of my students knew very little about financial responsibility even though many of them had jobs.  I didn’t want that for my kids.

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