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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Cleaning - 5 Things I’ve Learned To Live Without, by Tiffany Marshall

Sometimes you grow up assuming you need certain things to maintain a household only to find out later in life you don’t.


Budgeting - How to Save Money THIS WEEK, by Andy Peloquin

Saving money isn’t some abstract concept that begins when you finally earn more than you spend. It’s something that you need to start TODAY, RIGHT NOW!


 

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