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Encouraging Kids to Donate

Each year, my family participates in the various food drives and toy drives at our schools and in our communities. Since they’re 4, 4, and 7, it’s usually me who participates, but this year we did a lot of talking about those who have less, and I included them in the shopping and drop off. …

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Finance & Your Kids

My son made this blog graphic for me. I love it! What do your kids know about money? Do they know where it comes from? Do they know what to do with it? Do they know about making choices between wants and needs? These are some topics I plan to tackle with my kids–ages 6, …

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Monthly Grocery Budget

From the Poll-a-palooza (now closed–thank you for voting!), I see that many of you are interested in actual numbers. The grocery/household budget that my husband and I set at the beginning of 2008 is $600/month for two adults, a 5-year-old and twin 2-year-olds. I lump grocery and household together so I don’t have to dissect …

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