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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
 

 

 

                     



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frugal Living, Saving Money, Promoting Thrift
and Happy Homes

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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


 

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