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?
Twins – double the fun, double the trouble! But is it also double the cost?
When I found out we were having twins last year I was overwhelmed with excitement. I couldn't believe it, it seemed like a miracle. However, any parent of a twin will admit that along with the joy comes anxiety when you are expecting not one, but two (or more!) bundles of joy. Will we be able to cope with two? Almost immediately I began to do the math in my head, was it going to cost twice as much?
While there is no doubt that having a baby, let alone multiples, comes with a hefty cost, I was delighted to find surprising ways to save when you're having twins. And while unfortunately I have yet to find any discounts on extra sleep for parents of twins, hopefully this will help ease the stress on your wallet.
The blogosphere was all up in arms last week about the episode of Toddlers and Tiaras which featured a pint-sized contestant dressed up like a hooker ala Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. As horrifying as that might be, I've found six similarly age-inappropriate get-ups geared towards young girls. These Halloween costumes are most definitely scary--but not in the traditional "Boo!" kind of way.
When I decide to de-clutter, t-shirts are always one of the items
that I donate the most. My husband's white undershirts, no
matter how I wash them, seem to get dingy in six months.
Instead of donating them all to our local Goodwill, I decided that
I would try to re-purpose them and make them into items I could use
around my house.
Just recently, I wrote about PNC Bank and Sesame Street teaming up to teach children about spending, sharing and saving money and now more institutions are following suit. It's good to see that most people are finally realizing that teaching our young ones about money is just as important as potty-training.