I absolutely love Cori Z.'s article “Wish List.” I really scrutinized my Christmas list this year, and I altered it after I read her article. Normally for Christmas I receive games and toys. But this article reminded me that I can save my mom money on stuff I don't really need and instead ask for things that would actually be beneficial to me, like the “get out of trouble” card, a “get out of going to the grocery store” card, or even a card where I can get my mom to take me to a specific place at a time of my choosing. There are so many options like this instead of just things we don't need. Cori's idea really helps save money and actually benefits us.
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