II. Technology as a source of income and/or means of saving money.
Because of the way the internet is designed, some moms are able to stay home and work and contribute to their family’s income. For example one mom in our homeschool group, does medical records from home. Some moms have online businesses.
Used Books: Many moms buy and sell books through Cathswap, a yahoo group. There are other homeschool buy and sell yahoo groups.
Ebay, www.abebooks.com , etc.
Whether you homeschool or not, moms want to save money.
Coupons: Individual stores, including Catholic homeschool stores, like Emmanuel Books and many others, send e-mails alerts of sales or coupons. Some businesses discount purchases made through the internet, i.e. airlines, driving schools, etc. Another popular coupon group is www.Groupon.com , which sends e-mails to your account of various discounted businesses (restaurants, hair salons, etc). http://www.retailmenot.com/ is a website with coupons for over 90,000 stores nationwide.
Discount Retailers: Some stores offer free shipping with a minimum purchase.
Homeschool Buyers Co-op is just what it says. Bulk purchases allow for discounted prices. Homeschool Buyers Co-op: http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/
They are the cheapest place for Discovery Streaming. They offer many online programs like Colonial Williamsburg field trips, or online math and reading programs. They also sell an online version of Explode the Code.