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5 Tips for Trimming Your Grocery Budget

Family Money Parenting

5 Tips for Trimming Your Grocery Budget

I don’t know if it’s just a sign that we have a growing pre-teen boy in our house, or if I have just gotten a little soft with sticking to a budget. But at the beginning of the new year as I went over our household budget, I couldn’t help but notice that our grocery spending had slowly gotten a little bit out of hand. We were spending almost double our planned grocery budget! So for the past month, I have made an effort to make sure we stick to (and preferably come under) our scheduled grocery budget. Then I...

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Great habits to start in the new year

Family Health Money New Year Parenting

Great habits to start in the new year

Towards the end of the year, I always see these great ideas that I wished I would have started at the beginning of the year. But the hustle and bustle of the season, work and school starting back seems to always blow them out of sight and out of mind. So I thought I’d give you (and myself) a gentle reminder of all the great habits you could start this new year: Start a Positivity Jar This idea could be used in a few different ways, but the basic idea is that every time something good happens, a family member...

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Money and Kids - A Lesson Learned

Money Parenting

Money and Kids - A Lesson Learned

My 9-year old son has had an allowance for a few years now. We don’t tie it into chores for a couple of reasons: 1. We want the allowance to be a chance for him to learn about money, and how to manage it. If the allowance is lost because of not doing a, b and c, we lose that teaching opportunity. 2. We don’t want him to have the ‘option’ of not doing the chores because he feels he has enough money. Chores are a part of family life. His allowance does come with some rules however. 10% of...

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