Creative ways to save on babysitting costs

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Creative ways to save on babysitting costs
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TRANSCRIPT: Who knew? A new National survey shows that we pay a lot of money to hire a babysitter for our kids. Nationally the average $13 and change. The lowest cost city surveyed was $11. The highest cities right at $16 an hour, and get this, babysitters now get tips on top of the hourly rate.

So it means that if you wanna go out on the town, you may be looking at $75 for the babysitter before you’ve spent the first penny on what you are doing out at night. So you know what people are doing? Parents are setting up babysitting co-ops. Usually a group of four parents will get together and what they do is they will take in each others kids and they will rotate, so that every group of parents gets a night out on the town. Actually three nights on out on the town for every one night they babysit, and then it doesn’t cost them a cent.

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Clark Howard is a consumer expert whose goal is to help you keep more of the money you make. His national radio show and website show you ways to put more money in your pocket, with advice you can trust. More about Clark
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