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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?

Budgeting - Eat Well on a Shoestring Budget, by Andy Peloquin

What do you do when you find yourself low on cash? Most people find ways to cut down on extra expenses, and sadly food is one of the areas that end up getting “tightened”.

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 - Extreme Simplicity, by Tiffany Marshall

To live frugally means to live simply. Often it means downsizing your living space and possessions, eliminating what you don’t really “need”, to free you up for other opportunities.

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.

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.

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.


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