Materialism and the Holidays


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Comparing Housing Costs
Materialism and the Holidays

Materialism and the Holidays


What can you do about the avalanche of advertising aimed at kids this time of year? How can you teach your child to enjoy giving as much as getting? And what's the best way to avoid giving in to the gimmes? Read on!

* Learn how to keep your 2-year-old's materialism in check.

* Learn how to keep your 3- to 4-year-old's materialism in check.

* Learn how to keep your 5-year-old's materialism in check.

* Learn how to keep your 6- to 8-year-old's materialism in check.  

Source: ParentCenter Bulletin, babycenter.com

Comparing Housing Costs


Not surprisingly, Manhattan topped the list in our analysis of monthly costs paid by homeowners. The median amount spent each month by New Yorkers in owner-ocuppied housing was $3,615. San Francisco Bay Area counties held positions 3-5. The top five counties, ranked by highest monthly costs. Median monthly costs compiled by the bureau include mortgage payments, taxes, property insurance, utilities and, where appropriate, condo fees.

Manhattan (New York County), NY - $3,615
Westchester County, NY - $2,372
Marin County, CA - $2,344
San Mateo County, CA - $2,140
Santa Clara County, CA - $2,060

Source: www.epodunk.com/county_data/

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It is the preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly. Bertrand Russell

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