There are lots of ways to have fun and save money with a large family.

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As the family Chief Financial Officer, analyzing expenses and preparing a household budget is your responsibility. Sticking to it, however, is a family affair. If you can't get the whole gang on board with the budget, it won't work.

In a large family of varying ages, uniform cooperation is as unlikely as one-size-fits-all shoes. In this article, we'll give you some tips for recruiting players to your team, individually and collectively, and strategies for stretching every last millimeter out of your budget dollars -- without becoming a Scrooge.