Balance the Allowance

So I am sure most of us give our kids an allowance. I have taken it a step forward and I have given my child a “check book” to balance. I think that, of course, one must teach adding, subtraction, division, etc but they also need to learn how to balance their funds responsibly. So far this year it has been going really well. She has learned to take a percentage and transfer it to her “savings” account. When she wants to make a “major” purchase she consults her financial adviser “mom” 😉
School shouldn’t just be ABC’s & 123’s it should also be about learning things one needs to be successful in life.

State park

Went to our local state park today, it was really nice to get out of the house and shake up the routine a bit. With fall in the air, it was so nice and cool out just loving all the changes taking place.

I also was amazed at how many family’s were in the RV section of the park. Obviously my kids enjoyed making “new’ friends but, it was very interesting to me how many of those families lived full time on the road. My husband and I have thought about going it a year and visiting so many different places (what an educational experience) but never thought to make it a full time thing. I must admit though they all seemed pretty happy and content with this life style and part of me envys them a bit. Hmmmmmm who knows maybe one day 😉