Did you ever look at a jar and think, "That's worn out"? Glass objects, like many other things, simply don't "wear out." And even if they show a little wear, it's perfectly acceptable to use them anyway. This means that you can buy them already used. Why spend two dollars on the same jar that you can get for fifty cents or less, used?
There are other things you should never buy new:
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at 8:56AM, 3 years ago |
Money Saving Tips
Saving for a child's college expenses can seem like a daunting task. However, it is a lot simpler than many people think. When it comes to paying for a child's education, parents tend to have a million and one questions. All of which are completely understandable. Some of the more frequently asked questions are:
How do you get started saving?
How much do you save for college?
Where do you invest the money?
The answer to the first question, "How do you get started saving?" can be answered by referencing the article, "Three Steps to Start Saving for Your Child's College." As for how much to save for college, there is a bounty of online calculators available to determine just how much of a contribution is required to meet savings goals. These calculators work by looking at a variety of factors including a child's specific circumstance, public or private education, and the level of funding.
Kids grow out of their clothes way too fast! And buying new clothes
for your kids all the time can be quite expensive and unrealistic.
By being a little creative and strategic, you can save money while
keeping your children clothed. Here are 10 ways that you can save
money on summer clothes for your kids:
1. Alter winter clothing to create summer clothes for your
kids. Turn jeans that are getting a little short into
cutoffs or capris. Pair a dress that is getting too short with
leggings and the dress becomes a baby doll top. Remove the fleece
lining from winter pants and wear them through the summer.
at 6:33AM, 10 months ago |
Money Saving Tips
Spring Break week is upon us. If you have school aged children, you are either starting it this week or next or have already had it. Either way, there is something you probably don't think about over this fun break in the school year and that is head lice.
They say that spring break is the prime time for lice outbreaks due to an increase in sports that require helmets, extra sleepovers and an increase in head-to-head contact.
So how do you prevent it or get rid of it naturally and inexpensively if you happen to get it?
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at 10:30AM, a year ago |
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Once your child gets back to school, you'll start to notice that he or she may get sicker more often. Being in close quarters with other children contribute to that. By the time, one child's symptoms start to get noticeable, it's too late.
Colds are contagious the first three days after initial exposure. That's why sometimes the entire family is sick together. The cold usually starts out with a sore throat, followed by a runny and or stuffy nose, and sometimes a mild cough will be present.
When your child starts to get cold symptoms, make sure it's not the flu because a lot of people get the two confused, including myself (is it a cold or flu?). The cold should go away within a week, but if not, you'll need to make sure it's not a bacterial infection. If it's bacterial, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics (honestly speaking, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't for my family).
I remember when I was a new mom, I took my daughter in for a cold and we sat in the doctor's waiting room for 45 minutes and another hour in the actual room they assigned us. By the time the doctor came around to see us, all he said was to give her Motrin or Tylenol if she felt uncomfortable (this was the same case for the flu as well). If your child is under 4, it's no longer recommended to give your child over-the-counter cold and cough medicines.
After wasting time, lots of energy and money ($20 co-pay), I decided to use homeopathic and natural products to relieve cold symptoms for my child. Not only did it save me time, energy and money, it was very effective. Plus, I like do things naturally when I have the option to do so.
Botox injections for an 8 year-old? Shocking, but yes.
I'm sure you've heard over the week, mostly outrage, involving an 8 year-old who receives frequent Botox injections from her own mother.
In an article posted on KTLA website, the mother said, "In the past 12 months she has had different parts of her face and lips injected four times. I make her frown before injecting, which helps identify a potential wrinkle. This means we can get it before it even develops."