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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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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?


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.


Frugal Living - 7 Reasons To Live Frugally, by Tiffany Marshall

People have a variety of reasons to live frugally, but the last one on this list might surprise you. Why do you pinch pennies?


Frugal Living - Live Frugally Now, Live Comfortably In Your Later Years, by Tiffany Marshall

Most people are willing to talk about retirement when it comes to the idea of not working any more. Fewer are willing to talk about preparing to grow old.


Children - Help Your Kids Earn Extra Money With Vegetables, by Tiffany Marshall

Are you tired of your kids asking for a raise in their allowance? Are there certain chores around the house that need to be done but that you don’t trust the kids to do (e.g.


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.


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.


 

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