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No More Buying Cookie Dough From Your Kids!

By: Genna Jenkin The Your Smart Money Moves Mom We’ve all been there. At some point during the school year your child brings home the dreaded fundraising envelope! Inside are all the materials you will need to ply friends and family to purchase vats of cookie dough, reams of wrapping paper or the never-ending magazine subscriptions. However since these unwanted items help in providing much-needed funds to your local schools the purchases are begrudgingly made. Can you imagine what a treat it would be to be able to provide those same funds to your youngster’s school not by buying something, but by getting rid of something you no longer need? This is the concept behind an amazing program conceived by Stacey Boyd. Since this entrepreneur and CEO of Schoola.com opened the cyber doors of her new idea, schoola.com/stitch, many parents throughout the country have signed up to make money for their schools by cleaning out their closets, specifically their children’s closets. ...

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My College Is Worse Than The Kids Knocking On The Door

I used to fear the Girl Scouts during cookie season either knocking on my door or approaching me outside of the local supermarket targeting my goodwill to buy some of those delicious thin mint cookies.   I used to dread the once a month knock on a door from a local neighborhood kid looking for me to buy some wrapping paper I didn’t need or some cookie dough I definitely did not want sitting in my freezer giving me the wrong temptation late at night.   I used to dread getting phone calls at work from some local cause hitting my company up for $500 here or a $1,000 there.   Now, I only dread my alma mater as their level of aggressiveness with fundraising efforts has reached historic proportion. I went to Boston College, and let’s face it at $55,000 or more this year it’s certainly not the cheapest school on the block.   I did get a great education and had a ...

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