If someone you know is expecting a baby and you have the urge to gift them with something unique and truly useful instead of the standard 4-pack of receiving blankets or a squeaking giraffe, we’ve got some great ideas for you.
With the world feeling smaller and smaller every day, we can all benefit from opportunities for cultural exchange. Not all of us can afford to jet set around and see different countries first hand, though. However, there are some ways that we can experience some of the cultural exchange that traveling can bring without the money and inconvenience of travelling!
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With the kids being out of school, summer can be a difficult time for parents, especially if the kids are home most of the day. However there are ways to easily and cheaply entertain your kids so that you can have your own peace and quiet to work at your job or around the house. Here are some ideas for activities to keep your kids occupied and out of the house that also aren’t super expensive.
Eating out is fun and social, but can get expensive if enjoyed on a regular basis. I like to keep my eye out for inexpensive but tasty options and then share the find with others, especially those who may need to budget carefully (such as students and au pairs).
I don’t remember at what age I started to get an allowance. I don’t remember at what dollar amount it started or incrementally how it grew. By the time I was old enough to remember getting it, it was $20 per week (or maybe every other week) and I’m fairly certain I blew it on things like nail polish, Barbie clothes and lip gloss. When I got a little bit older, before I had a part time job, I used it for McDonalds with friends, movie tickets and the occasional clothing item that my mother declined to purchase. If she liked it, she’d buy it. If I liked it, but she didn’t, I had to buy it.