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4 places moms save money

Would you cook more at home to spend more time with your children? Or would you switch to resale stores to buy clothing and put the extra cash toward a college savings account for your kids? For all moms (and dads!) out there, there are countless reasons to go frugal. And parents encounter countless expenses, including groceries, clothing, school costs and child-friendly housing.

Two leaders in the frugal-moms movement, the founders of CouponMom.com and MiserlyMoms.com, shared their insight on how parents can pinch pennies in some of the areas where they likely spend the most -- on groceries, clothing and convenience purchases. They, and Bankrate readers, also shed light on a few smart money habits that can really kick your family's saving into overdrive.

Click on a mom below to see how you can save money:

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