Set a good savings example for children by giving them "savings" gifts. Savings bonds come in various denominations so you should be able to find something you can afford. Bonds are especially good gifts if you live far from the recipient & don't know sizes or preferences. They can be mailed, but make a copy for your records in case bonds are lost in the mail. Other good "savings" gifts are CDs or a deposit to a 529 college fund or other bank account. A promise to match a.... (continued)
..child's savings up to a certain amount is also a great gift. Or how about a battery operated bank that adds up coins as they are deposited? You can also buy one share of stock or use share builder to buy a few shares now & then. (You might want to include a small item to unwrap or a $5-$10 bill.)
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When someone gives you a gift of food, thank them graciously. Then quickly give it to someone who has a family and will enjoy it without guilt. Enjoy that someone gave you a nice gift, enjoy that you gave someone a nice gift, enjoy that they eat and enjoy the gift - more enjoyment for you, fewer calories for you, too! Everyone wins!
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