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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 - Eat Out Cheap Without Being Cheap, by Andy Peloquin

Who doesn’t want to enjoy a tasty meal out with a friend, partner, or spouse? Everyone wants to be able to eat out, but no one wants to dine with a cheapskate.


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.


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.


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.


Budgeting - How to Save on Monthly Expenses, by Andy Peloquin

How many times have you looked over your monthly spreadsheet and realized that you’re spending more than you should? Probably more times than you care to admit!


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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