Last month, I posted a blog regarding having a sports fund to help pay for the sporting activities your children are in.
I'd like to expand on it a little, based on a few messages I received which stated, "Starting one is fine, and is a great idea, but what if you're already in the middle of the sports season? Also, there always seems to be something going on all the time. What do I do about that?"
There's a saying that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is right now. Putting off saving for your children's sporting events will only get your further down the hole into debt, so make a commitment to yourself to start one now. Even if you can only save a little each month to get you started, it's better than nothing.
Also, do you have anything you can sell? Put on a garage sale or sell a few items on eBay or Craigslist to get you a sudden influx of cash to put towards your sports fund. Even if you could pick up a few extra hours of overtime, put that extra cash aside. Don't think that you just hit the lottery. Refrain from spending it unless it's being used for its intended purpose.