Donate Someone Else's Money, Kiddie Spending Spree

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by SHANIQUA MANNING / NWCN

NWCN.com

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 26 at 6:17 PM

Kiddie Spending Spree 

Parents how often do you hand over your iphone or other gadgets to let your kids play games? A word of warning, beware of apps that allow kids to innocently buy items without even knowing it. And they're kiddie shopping spree is being charged to your credit card. Last year Apple introduced in-app purchasing, a mode that lets developers sell items and add-ons in games and devices. For instance, the popular Smurf's Village game is free. But once inside the game it lets you buy a wheelbarrow of smurf-berries for $59 with just a click of a button. To be on the safe side, you can turn off in-app purchases by going to the "settings" app, then "general" then the "restrictions" button.

Donate Someone Else's Money

What do you give someone who has everything? How about a Tisbest charity gift card? You pay for the card and the recipient can spend it on any charity they choose. They can use the card to donate to national charities, or local organizations in Washington and Oregon like Reel Grrls or the Pacific Science Center. Check out their website for a list of charities.

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