How I taught my child money management skills.
When my child was younger, pre-COVID-19, they were always asking me for money —usually about £5.00 a day. Which was all adding up and becoming very expensive. How did I teach my child money management skills?
Eventually, I handed them their ‘child benefit’ money and told them it had to last and that there was no more money for ‘stuff’.
They could either spend it weekly or wanted something ‘big’ like a new gaming machine they would have to save their money each month until they had enough to buy what they needed.
I continued to pay for everything else they needed. I believe it gave my child responsibility and helped them know the value of money.
It also saved me a vast amount of money and taught my child money management skills.
Hints and Tips
Here are two hints and tips on how to save money to put towards your weekly savings.
- Use a shopping list. If you shop online for your groceries, it may even help you to reduce delivery charges.
- To make washing up liquid last longer, use a pump to dispense it. I find this makes it last so much longer and dispenses exactly the right amount each time.
There are 47 weeks and 6 days until Christmas Day. If you decided to join me on my Christmas Countdown Challenge and save £20.00 a week, your total should be £60.00 already!
By Christmas, you would have saved £980.00 if all goes to plan.
But let us face it, life is not always that simple, so if you cannot save every week, do not worry, start the next week again.
Grow your own – my allotment
It’s snowed where we live, so there’s nothing I can do on the allotment at the moment. I have started to plan to grow my plants this year though and opened the ‘seed tin’ to take stock of any seeds from last year I can use this year and then I will buy any others I might need.
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