3 Financial Myths About Having Older Children

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One of the best aspects of spending so much time on YouTube is the people I “meet.”  It is so much fun to get to know others who enjoy watching videos.  Many of those folks are bloggers, too.  One such person, is Liz. She has been frequent visitor to my YT channel and even started her own channel about a month ago.  Her YT handle is The Frugal Libertarian, and her blog is, you guessed it, frugallibertarian.com.  One of the things I most appreciate about Liz is that, though we don’t have a lot in common, we can connect over the things we DO have in common.  For instance, we are both mothers and frugal.  Let’s be honest, those two things connect most of the women I know 😉

Anyway, Liz asked me if I would consider doing a collab with her.  She wanted to talk about some financial myths about having kids.  Liz is the mother of young children, and she has had to deal with SO many critical comments about her purchases that were based on financial myths- including a lecture from her pediatrician who felt that only the most expensive formula was acceptable!  She wanted to share her experiences and encourage mothers of young children, but she thought I could add to this as a mother of older children.  Of course, I have also had my share of criticisms based on financial myths, so I agreed to join her.

I know all of you mothers of older children are fighting battles, especially now as it is Christmas time.  There is so much pressure to buy bigger and better.  Don’t buy into it (literally or figuratively)!  You can have happy, healthy kids without over-spending- at Christmas time or any other time!  Here are 3 Financial Myths About Having Older Kids…

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25 Things You Should NEVER Donate

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Our Christmas decorations are down and have been stored away until next year.  Our goal was to clean up right away, but we have been enjoying our beautiful spring-like weather, so little has been done.  I have been keeping the laundry caught up, thinking that, once everything was in everyone’s rooms, we could begin going through stuff for our annual post-Christmas purge.  So far, I have managed to get one large box of things that will leave this house.

Not everything will be donated right away.  Some will be sold on eBay or another online sales site.  Some will go on Facebook yard sale sites.  Some things we will give to friends.  After all is said and done, I will pack up the rest and head to one or more of my favorite local thrift stores and donate.

My thoughts and opinions on what is good to donate has changed over the last year or so.  I used to think you could donate just about anything to a thrift store, and it would be a blessing.  That is not the case.  My oldest son started working in the warehouse of a local thrift store, and I have heard some stories about things that were donated, and the trouble some donations have caused.  It made me rethink how I give.  Keep in mind that most thrift stores are run by charitable organizations.  The goal is to give them something that will be a blessing.  If you don’t take the time to carefully consider what you donate, you could hurt them financially rather than help.  On that note, let me share with you 25 things that you should NEVER donate.

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