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|Well, I give myself a fixed allowance each week, and change is the only way I can save for the big dinner painlessly. It's better than cracking out a credit card for something that will be long gone before you pay for it. It a good thing with the kids, too, because they see how little bits of change add up to quite a bit. We also kind of have a contest to see who can find parking lot change. It is light hearted and the finder gets to put it in their piggy bank. One found a $10 bill, and that was a happy time for him :). I encourage my kids to save half of their allowance and always tell them that if they can live on less than they make, they'll always have something to help when they need it. I don't want them to be sucked into the credit card age. If they fall into that trap anyway, at least they'll understand what mom meant :).|
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