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Homeschooling on a Shoestring

Vol. 81, Prg. 11–15
March 24–28, 2008

If you’re one of the many homeschooling families feeling senselessly trapped on a tight budget—just remember, it’s not too late to start saving money! From inexpensive curriculum, affordable teaching tools, to low-cost field trips, author Melissa Morgan talks about a few ways families can save on a shoestring budget and give their children a rich education. Tune in for more on this week’s Homes School Heartbeat.

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Living on One Income
Saving on Homeschool Materials
Special Needs
Advanced Courses
Homeschooling on a Shoestring


Melissa MorganMelissa Morgan
Melissa Morgan and her husband Hugh have homeschooled their three children from birth. The oldest, a son, graduated homeschool at age 15 and is a military policeman serving in the U.S. Army. Her oldest daughter is in homeschool high school and a cadet in the Civil Air Patrol. Her youngest is 8 years old, homeschooling with visual and health challenges. Melissa’s co-authored book, Homeschooling on a Shoestring, is being reprinted by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.

In addition to co-authoring another book, Melissa writes a column for Practical Homeschooling magazine. Her work also appears other in magazines and Sunday school publications for children and adults. Her publishers include Crosswalk, Christian Education Publishers, Reconciliation Press, Seeds Tracts, and Adult Ministries, International Church of the Nazarene. Melissa regularly publishes on the internet and has also edited and written articles for various newsletters. Melissa has also been featured on national radio shows, including Larry Burkett and Focus on the Family.

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Homeschooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-packed Guide

Melissa Morgan and Judith Allee

Donít think a tight budget and homeschooling go together? Think again! This valuable resource offers practical insights on how to homeschool for less and save money on extracurricular activities.

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