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Michele Ashamalla

Don't Just Save ... Earn!

Money
If you ever held some position where you had a desk, think about marketing your services out of the home.

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I'm Afraid My Kid Is ... Popular

ten year old girl
Why do we now think of "popular" as another word for "mean"? 

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Weekly Cinema Just Got Cheaper

Weekly Cinema
Go to the movies a lot? A new website can get you tickets for as little as $5 each! Read on ....

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Give Your Kids a 'Green Allowance'

Green Allowance
"Green Allowance" is a great new program that allows kids to save actual money on their parents' utility bills!

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Stop Buying Bottled Water!

bottled water
If each family member drank eight glasses of water a day (like we're all supposed to!), a family of four would go through $973 worth of bottled water in a year. Many brands come from "municipal sources," which is exactly where the stuff coming out of your tap is from -- but it only costs two cents per gallon!

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Museum Memberships Are for Moms!

kid in a museum
I started with the museum memberships when my first baby was just a couple of months old.  Of course, we went to the bank, post office, etc., but that was stressful, in-and-out movement. For napping, I needed to be somewhere for a stretch, and my kid needed to be in a moving conveyance.

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Friends and Family Discounts Save Big Bucks!

Friends and Family

It's good to have friends in high places. I don't mean knowing people who can get you into country clubs or hot restaurants; I mean people who can get you a deal.

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Should 4-Year-Olds Be Allowed to Attend Kindergarten?

birthday cake

In California, the minimum age to enter kindergarten has just been changed. Previously, a child had to have been five by December 2 of the school year, one of the latest dates in the nation. The new date is September 1 and will be phased in over the next few years. I am conflicted over the change.

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