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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.


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.


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 - 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.


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?


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.


Gardening - Easy & Frugal Garden Hacks, by Ashley Henshaw

You’re already being frugal by growing your own vegetables and herbs at home. But how can you save even more as an amateur gardener?


 

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