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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.


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.


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.


Gardening - 3 Cost-saving Gardening Tips for Beginners, by Tiffany Marshall

Whether it’s your first home, a rent home or your grandparents’ home, one of the biggest challenges homeowners face is keeping the yard.


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.


Healthy Living - 6 Cheap, Healthy Meals, by Tiffany Marshall

Healthy eating doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. (Wouldn’t THAT be counterproductive?) One of the keys to making meals inexpensive is to minimize the number of ingredients you need.


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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