Tuesday Tip: Buy Gift Cards

I know it sounds tacky, but actually it is really a nice idea if you make it personal. It is also a great way to get more for your money. This week at the Kroger they are offering $10 off if you buy $100.00 in gift cards. There are also sites out there like PlasticJungle.com that you can bid on cards and get gift cards for less than their face value. Or you can trade your unwanted gift cards for gift cards you will actually use! I stock up this time of year. It helps me with my entertainment ...

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Ask A Teacher: How do I teach my child to be thankful?

How do you teach children to be thankful? The answer is simple, lead by example. We make a point of saying what we are thankful for each night. We remind our children that we are lucky to have the things we do and we need to appreciate what we have instead of always wanting new things. Another way to teach thankfulness is to take things away when children do not appreciate them. I know it sounds harsh but, we often do not miss things unless we are without. I have to say, I take the fact that ...

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Tuesday Tip- Plan Ahead & Travel Smart

I know easier said then done but a little planning ahead can save you a huge headache. If you are traveling here is a list of things to add to your packed car: Gallon of water Cups Blanket Snacks Car repair kit First aid kit Map $100 in cash just in case of emergency Cell phone charger or phone card Toys if you have kids or head phones [ad#adesnse text link] ...

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Money Saving Monday: Black Friday

The word of the day over at Inexpensively is Black Friday! Are you ready? Okay, the key to Black Friday is PLANNING! There is no doubt about it, it will be crowded and there will be lines. Bring your patience and a plan of attack...a strategy. First research what you are looking to buy. If it is a large purchase, look up the pros and cons of the item. If it is a hot item, you will not have time to debate in the store. Research what stores you want to shop. Many stores have their ads out ...

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips I am sitting down writing out my menu for next week. We have family coming from Wednesday until Saturday morning. With so many people to cook for, it is important for me to plan my menu and my grocery shopping. Luckily, I have my sister-in-law here who will share the cooking and hosting duties with me! Here are some great Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips that I would love to share with you: ...

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Ask A Teacher: How do you handle Stealing?

Ask a Teacher What do you do when your child steals? I say make them give it back to the store or person who they took it from. This needs to be done as soon as possible. If it is from another child call the parent and let them know what happen. It is always important to  “attack” the problem and not the child. When dealing with an issue like stealing be reminded that it is normal but not acceptable. I liked this Article by The Center for Effective Parenting. Click HERE . ...

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Tip for the Day: Bring your coupons

Bring your coupons everywhere! I went into grab tissues at Wal-mart and lo and behold there were some seasonal items that were good deals with coupons. I didn't need them, but I thought I didn't follow my own rule! I did bring in the coupon for the tissues though. ...

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Ask a Teacher: Why don't the people who need to, coupon?

Here is a Quote that I ran across on My Baton Rouge Mommy site Interesting Statistic: Only 1% of coupons are ever redeemed and the people most likely to use coupons are those in the higher income categories. Why is this? What do you guys and gals think? I have my own ideas lack of knowledge, time, accessibility to coupons, and excuses! I am sure of one thing all of these objections can be met with ingenuity and thought. We offer FREE information on this site. We speak to large groups for FREE. ...

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Tuesday's Tip: Keep a Camera in your Kitchen

Making memories is fun recording memories can be a full-time job. I love to scrapbook. However, by the time I get everything out the kids are up from nap. I also have books that I am suppose to write everything down in. I often forget. Well, I found a solution I leave my digital camera in the kitchen. When I am cooking I take a video of my kids and I record the latest happenings. I will then put them into a movie or use the information when I have time to put in the memory book. I also find the ...

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