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Cute Beltz Black Friday & SmallBizSat Deals

Cute Beltz Black Friday & SmallBizSat Deals

We have a sale going on, whoooo!!  All toddler belts & kids belts, accessories and gifts are on sale.

Save up to 20% off total order.

Shop now –> www.CuteBeltz.com

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Cute Beltz Annual Back to School Sale – Accessories for Kids

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Stock up for the 2014 – 2015 school year!
20% off all orders – 3 Days Only! (ends 8/2)
Coupon code – 20SCHOOL(apply at checkout)

School uniforms -> Navy, Black & Brown Belts available

Boys Belts     Girl’s Belts     Girl’s Headbands     Kids Key Chains

Shop Now -> www.CuteBeltz.com

Cute Beltz sends our best to your kiddies for another successful school year!

Join Cute Beltz For Small Business Saturday

Here at Cute Beltz we thank you for shopping small and supporting us over the years. As a thank you, please use coupon code 5OFF to save $5.00 off your purchase today. Visits www.cutebeltz.com to see our current selection of belts for kids, toddlers & babies. #ShopSmall #SmallBizSat #cutebeltz #kidsaccessories#kidsbelts #toddlerbelts

Small Business Rocks! –Cute Beltz

Treat Receipt Is Back at Starbucks—Cold Drinks Only $2.00!

The treat receipt promotion is back at Starbucks! Purchase a drink before 2:00 PM and get any cold grande beverage for just $2.00 after 2:00 PM with your morning receipt. Purchases must be made the same day to qualify for the promotion. The offer starts today, 7/15 and goes through 8/18.

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Must-Have Apps for Busy Moms | Cute Beltz

Whether you’re a working mom, or a stay-at-home mom, there’s no doubt that you’re up to your eyeballs in errands and chores. Moms are some of the busiest people in the world and keeping up with the daily to-do’s, special school projects and doctor’s appointments can become overwhelming in no time flat.  From grocery lists to travel assistance to health-related apps, we’ve pulled together a collection of our favorite phone applications that can help busy moms in their day to day routine.

Cozi

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Cozi.com allows you to organize your family calendar, make shopping lists, manage to-do lists, leave reminders to yourself and jot in your family journal — all in one place. With their free Cozi iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, you can access and manage your Cozi account on-the-go.

BrainPop

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My daughters are big fans of BrainPop for its interesting fun facts and “movie of the day” feature. I’m a big fan of BrainPop for the educational benefit it provides. With a variety of topics — including social studies, art, science, and more — kids can continue learning after school has ended.

Karoo

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Do you feel like your baby’s life is already flying by? Do you have trouble keeping friends and family in the loop on all your child’s latest achievements? Karoo, the first mobile app from Care.com, helps parents, caregivers and relatives stay connected and share all the moments of childhood as they happen. You can create a private network of people you want to share information, pictures and milestones with. It’s also great for working parents, as your nanny or sitter can send you updates on naps, pictures of your child’s latest craft project and videos of play time at the park.

iCookbook

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With over 2,000 recipes, this app makes meal prep simple. No more worrying about finding healthy dinnertime options to serve your kids. You can browse recipes, personalize them (great for families with picky eaters!), create shopping lists and share ideas with friends. There is also a great hands-free voice option, so you don’t have to actually touch your tablet with flour-covered hands.

Mint.com

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Organizing a family’s budget and back accounts is hard work. Those math and economics classes you took in school seem like a very long time ago and maybe you need a little help remembering how to best manage your money. Once you set up an account, this personal finance app automatically stays on top of your transactions, categorizes them into helpful groups so you know what you’re spending money on and shows you how your monthly budget is doing.

Grocery iQ

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One of the best free apps for busy moms, Grocery iQ saves money and time when grocery shopping. Their barcode scanning feature makes creating lists easy. You can sort by category, aisle and more. This app is also integrated with coupons, so you can find easily find savings on the items on your list before leaving home. Grocery iQ is free for iPhone, iPad and Android users.

Kids Meal Deals

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To get all the latest “Kids Eat Free” and other family-focused restaurant specials in your area, this app is a must-have. Kids Meal Deals is updated regularly to keep all the dining promotions as current as possible. Available for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android, this app will use your location (or you can enter another one) to find all the best dining deals for kids nearby.

Fandango Movies — Times & Tickets

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Every mom and dad deserves an occasional date night. If a movie is in your future, don’t make a move without this free app. Fandango’s “My Movies” list lets you keep track of what you want to see and alerts you when they hit a theater nearby. You can even pick and reserve your seating directly from the app. Fan and critic reviews, as well as movie trailers, are included. So hire a babysitter and treat yourself to a grownups-only night!

Do you have a favorite phone application that you can’t live without?  Share it with us!

 

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Fun Ways to Teach Kids How to Save Money | Cute Beltz Blog

Teaching kids the importance of money choices and the act of saving money are essential parts of learning and growing.  The most important thing to do at the beginning is to make saving fun. Plus, the earlier you start teaching your kids to save money, the better off they’ll be. Even toddlers can do it, but you have to teach this concept in a way they’ll understand. Then, as your children grow, you can introduce more sophisticated saving strategies.  Here are some ways you can teach your children about saving money early on!

Set a Good Example

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One of the best things you can do is let your child see that you save money too. Put money in a jar while your child is watching and tell him or her it’s your savings jar. This will show your child that saving is “normal.” Plus, since most young children want to be like their parents, seeing you do it will provide them with money lessons that further inspire them to save.  Let your child choose his or her own piggy bank. It doesn’t have to be a pig, naturally. You can find character banks from cartoon shows and movies, or you could just get an old jar and let your child decorate it. Make it a fun and special project to choose or make the jar and your child is going to have more of an attachment to it.

Play Games

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There are a number of games available to teach financial concepts to children. Monopoly and The Game of Life, for example, can teach money management skills as well as the importance of planning ahead. Rich Dad Cashflow for Kids is another good option focused on money management.  While you are playing, point out how saving money in the game relates to saving money in real life.

Clip Coupons

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Before you recycle all those annoying circulars that arrive on your doorstep Sunday mornings, why not have a coupon-clipping fiesta with your child? Even if you’re not a coupon clipper yourself, it’s worth making the effort to teach your child about savings and discounts. He can help identify coupons that might be a good match for this week’s grocery needs (even nonreaders can do this, because most coupons include pictures), help cut them out, and put them in a large envelope.

Next time you go to the grocery store, let your child be in charge of the coupons. Depending on his age, he can be the “coupon envelope holder,” the “product finder,” the “tracker of money saved,” or all three. Afterward, talk about how much money the two of you saved and how you might use that money.

Use Cash

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Showing kids purchases with a credit card won’t do much good, experts say.  They recommend not buying items on credit cards or with checks, because that’s completely abstract.  Instead, let your kids hold the money and see the money leaving their hands.

A fun way to accomplish this with young children is to deposit coins in a parking meter. Let kids put the coins in.  That way, they get to see what money is and that you get something for it. And when kids are 3 or 4, they love putting the coins in the meter.

What are some ways you teach your kids how to save money? – Cute Beltz

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