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 What to Do When Your Children Break Things

by Nikki Willhite

It's dinner time. The food is hot and on the table, and you are just waiting for your 10-year old to bring over the milk from the refrigerator.

He opens the refrigerator door, takes out the milk, and then before he can even close the door, he drops the milk and it spills all over the kitchen floor.

He looks at you. His reactions are mixed. At first he may be surprised, then frightened of how you may react, and then, in self defense, a little belligerent.

You are hungry. Your family is waiting for dinner, and now, in addition to your frustration over wasted money, you have a mess to clean up. How do you react?

Do you start yelling at your child- telling them how careless they are, and how they have wasted money?

Do you threaten to take the cost of the milk out of their allowance- no matter how long it takes?... more
 

 

 

                     



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frugal Living, Saving Money, Promoting Thrift
and Happy Homes

Budgeting - How to Save Money THIS WEEK, by Andy Peloquin

Saving money isn’t some abstract concept that begins when you finally earn more than you spend. It’s something that you need to start TODAY, RIGHT NOW!


Frugal Living - What is Homesteading? An Introduction to a Frugal Lifestyle, by Ashley Henshaw

These days, more and more buzz is being generated about modern homesteading. But what is it, exactly, and is it something anyone can do to be more frugal?


Frugal Living - How to Cut Your Cable Bill, by Andy Peloquin

You’d be amazed by how much you can end up spending on your cable bill! The cost of cable is constantly rising, and the truth is that you don’t really NEED cable.


Budgeting - 7 Money Saving Tips from the Very Wealthy, by Andy Peloquin

Did you ever notice that the very wealthy tend to be a lot more frugal and saving than the average white collar or blue collar worker?


Decorating - Wine Bottle Crafts for Decorating and Gifts, by Ashley Henshaw

Stop recycling those empty wine bottles and repurpose them instead. The bottles, the labels and the corks can all be used to create fun, unique crafts.


Frugal Living - Creative Uses for Cardboard Boxes, by Ashley Henshaw

Thanks to the wonder of online shopping, having cardboard boxes around the house is totally normal these days. Making the effort to recycle them is great, but reusing them is even better.


Cleaning - The Bed Bug Purge—Do You Really Need All That Stuff?, by Tiffany Marshall

My friend recently had a bed bug invasion of her home. Before you judge her cleanliness, you should know that bed bugs don’t care if a home is immaculate or filthy so long as there is fabric to live on and flesh to bite.


 

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