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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.


Frugal Living - Creative Uses for Cardboard Boxes, by Ashley Henshaw

Thanks to the wonder of online shopping, having cardboard boxes around the house is totally normal these days. Making the effort to recycle them is great, but reusing them is even better.


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?


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.


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”.


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 - 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?


 

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