It can be hard to resist those big, puppy-dog eyes that your kids give you when they are trying to convince you to buy something. But, surveys have found that 60% of parents feel their kids are “a little” or “a lot” spoiled. Here are some ways to help show your love while cutting back your spending.

  • Find free community activities to do as a family.
  • Buy second-hand clothing.
  • Cut back on the toy-spending.
  • Cut your child’s hair.
  • Be creative with family time; stay in instead of going out and spending money.
  • Bring your own food and snacks while you’re out and about.
  • Set an example..show your kids how to comparison shop.
  • Just say “no”.
  • Talk to your kids about money whenever you get the chance.

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