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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Money saving tips for new parents

  • Non-profit credit counseling agency Take Charge America gives parents advice for raising their babies on a budget.


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  • Non-profit credit counseling agency Take Charge America gives parents advice for raising their babies on a budget.
     
    “Take time to evaluate your baby needs versus wants,” said Mike Sullivan, director of education for Take Charge America, a national non-profit credit counseling agency based in Phoenix. “Many products and services are marketed as essential, but they’re really not. Be cautious of gimmicks and stick to purchases you know are crucial to raising a healthy and happy baby.
     
    Here’s a money saving tip:
     
    Luxury baby items: Many parents feel pressured to buy luxury gear, but remember that your baby won’t know the difference between a no-name swing and the top-of-the-line model.
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