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Exchanging baby-sitting duties with other parents can help you save money that can go toward paying to see that new romantic flick or celebrate a special occasion with a dinner out. It's something that some parents do once a month for some alone time. You baby-sit your friends' kids for free one week, then you get to go out the next week.

"One of the first things to go out the window sometimes when you have kids and don't have a lot of money is going out once a week," McCoy says. "It costs a lot when you're paying a baby sitter, and for dinner and a movie. People are looking for ways to connect with their spouse that don't cost a lot of money."


 

 

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