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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
 

 

 

                     



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Healthy Living - How to Buy Quality Used Sports Gear, by Andy Peloquin

Did you know that buying used sports gear is almost exactly the same as buying the same gear brand new? The only difference is that you’ll usually get the used gear at a much lower price, which will help you to save a fortune on your sport.


Clothing - 6 Cheap Ways to Organize Your Closet for Spring Cleaning, by Ashley Henshaw

You’ve seen the immaculately organized closets featured on blogs and Pinterest pages and in design magazines. But how can you get the same look in your own home?


Autos - The Financial Benefits of Driving an Older Vehicle, by Tiffany Marshall

Frugal living sometimes means going against the grain of society. When it comes to automobiles, society pushes for newer and shinier sooner and sooner, but there are some true benefits (most of them financial) to keeping a car for as long as it keeps running.


Frugal Living - Meals for Less Than $2 Per Person, by Tiffany Marshall

If the dollar menu from your favorite fast food restaurant is causing you to wonder whether you should exchange nutrition for the sake of your budget, please pull away from the drive-thru.


Cleaning - Selling Your Stuff – Best Practices, by Tiffany Marshall

Sometimes living frugally means purging your belongings to add space to your life or put some cash in hand. But don’t be conned by the variety of schemes in existence to cheat you and pad someone else’s pocket.


Budgeting - Eat Well on a Shoestring Budget, by Andy Peloquin

What do you do when you find yourself low on cash? Most people find ways to cut down on extra expenses, and sadly food is one of the areas that end up getting “tightened”.


Cleaning - 3 Organization Tips & Tricks To De-Clutter Your Life, by Ashley Henshaw

Whether you live alone or have a bunch of kids running around, your house can potentially be invaded by clutter. This dreaded development can start slow but ultimately take over the entire residence until seemingly no surface is left untouched.


 

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