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Monday, February 2, 2009

How far is a "Money Saving mom" willing to go?

I would like to give a shout out to all the other Money Saving Moms out there, who are trying to find ways everyday to save money to achieve certain goals. For some it is just the thrill of saving a few bucks wherever you can. For others its a must do to be able to stay home with their children, or to be able to only work part time like me.
A little over a year ago, I cut back my hours at work to part time to be able to spend more time with my rapidly growing kiddo's, and to be able to keep up with the responsibilities of being a Wife & Mother a little better. Well as many of you may have experienced yourselves, when you sacrifice an others income in a family you have to drastically change your lifestyle sometimes. The last year I have constantly analyzed our budget looking for things to cut to have more money. Not money to blow, just money for necessities. Like going to the Dentist. Who has money left over after paying all the bills, to go to the Dentist when you do not have Dental Insurance!
I was overwhelmed the other day when I started thinking about all the Dental work Adam needs done, and I have some too. Now Trenten is 3, and has never seen a Dentist & they recommend that children see a Dentist when they are 2 now. How in the World are we going to pay for all this Dental work? Here comes the "Money Saving Mom" in me.
So I get Online & find where the Baylor College of Dentistry takes patients. It is not based on income level, but on what dental work you need done. The Dental work is not FREE, but is on average 30-40% cheaper than regular Dentist Offices. They also see children, and do Orthodontic care as well. It is just a matter of being selected as a patient.
I have been told that I am crazy for considering letting a student Dentist work on my teeth, or the kids teeth. Do people not realize that their dentists were once students too? I am willing to let a student work on my teeth, if it makes getting my teeth fixed a reality because of the lower costs. To any of you other Money Saving Moms that do not find this crazy, you can look up for yourself how to become a patient at:
Also, I hear there is a Dental College over in Tyler I have not looked anything up on them. It's an idea though, if Tyler is closer for you.
Until Next Time,

1 comment:

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