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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Textbook & Teacher Resource Secrets!

Yesterday... I shared with you my Gains for 2013. One of the gains I am planning on is recovering financially from my bankruptcy. I want to never be in this situation again!

For me, I can't control if my cancer returns. I am in remission but as any survivor will tell you... each day we are given is a gift. No one can guarantee it will not return nor can they say when it will return. It is a wait and see kinda thing. The best thing I can do is plan for the what-ifs and pray that it will never come to pass.

One of the things I am doing is learning to manage my money better. So today.. I have a great secret for you!



I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place! I started using it as a cheap alternative to buying my book. I can choose my due date which means that I can rent them for the time I need them rather than some arbitrary choice of 30 or 60 days like other sites.

BUT I really fell in love with this site when I discovered you can rent teacher resources. Check this out.


I can rent books like this for 30 days. Make copies of the 1 activity I like in the book and use it with my class and mail it back. This will save me soooo much money. So this is one of my money saving secrets... as an added bonus it decreases the amount of clutter I have in my home and classroom.

What tops to do you have for saving money on teacher resources?

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5 Comments:

At January 19, 2013 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Mary said...

Thanks for the tip on renting teacher resources! I didn't realize that there was such a thing! Good luck on your financial journey, as well as your health!

Mary
Teaching Special Kids

 
At January 19, 2013 at 11:32 PM , Blogger Lili said...

Wow, Misty!!!!! Thanks a lot for the great tip, I didn't know you could rent things like books, I really appreciate the heads up :)
God Bless You in every way, and may you never again suffer neither from financial worries nor for your health.

Lili
Sweet Blessings & Learning Treats

 
At January 20, 2013 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Kristy said...

We went through a bankruptcy about 2 years ago and it really was sort of a blessing in disguise. We are so much smarter with our money now and are much better off than we were. I did check out the book rental site, but it seemed awfully expensive. The social studies book that you mentioned rented for about $35, but you could buy it on Amazon for $9. Is there some kind of discount or something that I'm missing? I'm only asking because I am a book junkie and being able to rent them and not have them taking up so much space would be great, but not if they are that much more expensive.

 
At January 20, 2013 at 8:46 AM , Blogger ThinkWonder Teach said...

Hi Kristy -

I did not even check to see what the book was at Amazon. I just realized today that they had those options. I know with my textbook that the savings is about 50%. I thought it would be the same for teacher resources. So I guess the moral of the story is too always double and triple check!

Misty

 
At January 20, 2013 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Miss Trayers said...

I also wish you luck-it stinks to have added stress of having to worry about finances. Thank you for the rental tip-I'm thinking about going back to school and that would come in very handy!:)

NotJustChild'sPlay

 

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