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Kid-Friendly & Frugal 4th of July Recipes

I used to love the challenge and reward of preparing gourmet meals and desserts. The reality as a parent, however, is that simplicity is key — not only to save time and energy, but to appeal to as many grownups and (potentially fickle) little people as possible.

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Saving on Summer Camp

It’s an age-old summer tradition, but one that can quickly get costly: summer camp. Check out these tips from the Associated Press to find discounts on day camp and Shoestring-approved sleep-away camps for less.

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Care Swaps & Co-ops

In today’s economy, we’re all looking for ways to trim our budgets and save a little money. But it’s never easy to cut back when it comes to care for your children or your pets—no one wants to compromise on quality of care even if it means saving money. There’s good news, though. You can trim the budget and keep your little ones safe and happy at the same time.

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The Story of a Scrappy Arts School

For more than three decades, The Nevada School of the Arts was forced to lead a nomadic existence due to its “less than shoestring” budget. In this story from the Las Vegas Sun, Kristen Peterson gives us a peek into its heartwarming history and the happiness they now enjoy from finally finding funding—and a place to call home.