Friday Gathering: Indian Summer Edition (can I say that?)

By Stew

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My daughter has requested a fairly expensive Halloween costume. She wants to be “Kit” from the American Girl book series. Hopefully I can convince her to accept one of the low cost costume ideas from Lynnae at Being Frugal. I am also taking suggestions.

Jason, one the writers at Bible Money Matters tells what you need to know about money management. As GI Joe used to tell us “knowing is half the battle”.

Craig at Christian PF puts a price tag on what it costs to raise a child. Take a look, it might be less than you thought and his numbers are closer to what my family spends rather than the numbers given by “conventional wisdom”.

If you read this post at the Wisdom Journal, your kids might stop being an expense in their early twenties . . . and maybe even have the dough to support you some day!

For those of you who have the misfortune to be unemployed, Mrs. Micah wants to help you organize your job search. I recently read about an $11 an hour job that had over 600 applicants in Illinois last week – you need every advantage you can get.

Have a great weekend! Remember, don’t just spend money, spend time with family.

Article by Stew

Photo by danperry.com


7 Responses (including trackbacks) to “Friday Gathering: Indian Summer Edition (can I say that?)”

  1. ChristianPF Says:

    Thanks for including us! Have a great weekend!

  2. Christine Says:

    Your daughter can still be Kit, just don’t buy a “store bought” costume, go to Goodwill. Look at what kinds of clothes she (Kit) wears, and get something similar. My mom did this every year. Once, I was Nancy Drew, and she made a “magnifying glass” out of foil.

  3. Ledward Says:

    I believe some of the best things in life can be found lurking in our own God given creativity. You may find you have nearly everything you need right in the attic, basement or garage. The second hand marketplace (Goodwill, yard sales, consignment shops, etc) as mentioned above can also be a great resource for getting what you need.

  4. Ron Says:

    Thanks for the inclusion!
    Best wishes on that costume. Those things can get expensive!

  5. Michelle Says:

    I’m surprised no one has pointed out yet that Kit is the American Girl from the Great Depression. Seems like it’d be even more authentic to use clothes bought second-hand!

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