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Big families, big bills: Can you save money big time?
by Staff
Big families have big expenses. With lots of mouths to feed and bodies to clothe, bills can pile up and escalate easily. But they don't have to. Take our quiz to see how a large brood can live on a budget.

The only way to get DVDs for your family to watch is to buy or rent them.

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The struggling economy has changed the definition of large families.

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By definition, a date night for married couples is a fancy dinner and a trip to the theater.

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Threats and doom and gloom scenarios work best in getting the entire family to save money.

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So-called "extreme" couponers utilize store and manufacturer coupons to boost savings.

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The possible savings when you buy certain items in bulk is minimal.

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Shopping without a list gives you the flexibility you need to make the most economical choices.

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Growing your own garden is more expensive than purchasing produce from the supermarket.

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Cultivating a home garden promotes healthy family eating habits.

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It's possible that eating more produce from a home garden can save on health care bills.

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The Freecycle Network is not actually free.

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Garage sales and Craigslist are ways to get your family low-priced or free clothes.

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It's impossible to negotiate for a lower cable or Internet bill.

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Keeping a money diary requires chronicling every penny you spend.

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It's easier to establish a budget after keeping a money diary.

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Generic items are often of equal quality as brand names.

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A messy household never has any impact on a family's finances.

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Fixing cars and appliances and other household items yourself can save a lot of money.

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It's possible to motivate family members to save by using rewards.

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Making changes that can result in big savings doesn't have to take a lot of time.

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