Buy by Interest Not Homeschool Curriculum Packages
If you buy a homeschool curriculum package, you may as well send your child to private school. We spend a lot on curriculum because we teach the 5 core subjects plus our daughter's interest subjects. However, we incorporate her reading, grammar, & language arts into her interest areas, so we do not buy regular curriculum for those areas. Usually, math is the only subject we buy as regular curriculum and we add to it.
Interest books are easily found, cheaply bought or borrowed----better than spending hundreds to thousands!!