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good money traitsIt is crucial that your child has an idea of personal finance at a young age. You want them to grow up knowing how to pay their bills and understanding what it means to be in debt. Here are five ways you can teach your child about personal finance that can also be fun and memorable.

1. Take Them Grocery Shopping

Encourage your teen to participate in a “grocery day” with you to better understand financial literacy. Sit down with your child before shopping and go over your budget and your list. Explain to them how much you are looking to spend and the food you need for the week/month.

Have them help you coupon clip and try and make a goal to save a specific dollar amount. Take them with you to the store and have them help you look for each product. Make sure you stay within budget; you might want to consider bringing only cash with you so you don’t go over.

You can turn this into a fun adventure! This can make grocery shopping fun for the both of you.

2. Invite Them to Help You Organize Your Receipts

 After your holiday shopping, you might be stuck with a lot of receipts and bills. Invite your child to help you organize your receipts to understand how much expenses cost. Your child may be surprised to learn how expensive things can be. This might teach them to think twice before asking for luxury items next year.

Your child also may be interested in holding a job so they can pay for more discretionary expenses on their own. You could even teach them a little about tax on products when going through your receipts. ...continue reading

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We are gathered here today to say farewell to the Bed Bath & Beyond 20% discount coupons, whose passing came on suddenly this week.

Oh, dear 20% off coupon, you touched so many lives in so many different ways. You’ve been the perfect companion through all of life’s biggest moments, including my own.

Your presence was always a welcome one — I’d see your blue and white amidst the bills and magazines, and it was like seeing an old friend. Your reliability provided a strong sense of comfort, whether you knew it or not.

I grew up with you and shared the big life-altering moments with you. I remember taking stacks of you to the store so I could load up on shower totes, laundry baskets and extra long sheets in the fall before starting college. ...continue reading

ChristmasWe all have to go for shopping. So, it is good to know some money saving tips that help you save money and also to shop like a smart person. Let’s find out what these are.

Pick a Trustworthy Friend

Don’t shop alone. Two minds are always better than one. It is good to pick a trustworthy friend while you are going for shopping. You need to pick you shopping friend wisely.

You don’t need to go with a person who pressures you to buy anything. You need a person with honest opinions. Your friend would be one who doesn’t let you spend money on useless things.

Focus on DIY

You are able to save a lot of money if you follow Do-it-Yourself approach. If you need gift for your friend’s or mom’s birthday then try to make gift at home first. Instead of hiring a painter, you can watch a video tutorial of room paint, get necessary tools and do your room painting like a pro. You don’t have to spend money all the time.

Check ehow,  instructables and similar websites, which help you check step by step guide of different tasks. No matter what you want to do at home, you can follow instructions and do it without any hesitation. This is how you can save money on shopping as you can create something better at home.

Learn to Save

If you want to save money, then you should learn how to do it. You can watch news channel which guide you how to manage your money in the most effective manner.You can also read some money saving articles and tips.

You don’t only have to learn, try to implement the best money saving tips and strategies while you are shopping.

Get Vouchers and Coupons

If you need something, don’t buy it quickly. You always have a chance to save money. All you need to do is to search for discount codes of this specific items for local or online store. You are able to get deep discount, if you wait for a while and do proper research.

Shop Off-Season

If you buy coats in winter,  the  price coat  won’t be affordable. However, y1ou are able to get them at half price during summer. So, you can plan shopping of all needed goods four month prior to a season.

This is how you are able to get quality goods for seasons and also at a very low price.

Doubtful? Don’t Buy

If you have some doubts regarding a product then you should not buy it. You should leave the store and think about this product later on. When you have free time at home, you will be able to think a lot about it and then to decide whether you need it or not.

Always take your time. If you buy a thing about which you have a doubt then it is possible that you waste your time and money.

Comparative Analysis

It is important to compare prices of same item on different stores before you actually do shopping. For this purpose, you can use Google Shopping, ShopZilla and some shopping comparative tools. When you use these tools, it will be very easy for you to decide what store is offering you the same product at a very low price.

Do you have more tips? Feel free to share with our readers.