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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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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.


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?


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.


Clothing - Save Money By Extending The Life Of Your Clothes, by Tiffany Marshall

Extending the life of your clothes means less expense and less waste. Ideally you’re not outgrowing clothing any longer. It’s simply a matter of style.


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?


Budgeting - Beginner Money Saving Tips, by Andy Peloquin

New to money-saving? You may just be moving out on your own, getting your first job, or starting your family, but there’s no time to save like the present.


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.


 

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