While it’s great to teach kids to save money, it’s also pretty cool when you find ways that your kids can help you save money. We all have room for personal growth. And, as a parent, it’s evident that our kids bring about some major growth opportunities. Today I wanted to share a few ways in which kids can help you save money.
The Desire to Recycle
Many kids these days were brought up with the idea of recycling. They were taught from a young age in school to reduce, reuse, and recycle. This generation of kids knows recycling better than most parents because they were brought up learning about recycling from day one. Parents can listen to their kids as they share ideas on ways in which the household can start recycling more of their trash as a means to save money.
Help with Budgeting
Kids tend to be more tech-savvy these days than the adults are. This means your kids may already know of some apps and other platforms that will help you budget household funds. Consider reaching out to your kids, especially the teenagers, to see if they’ve come across any apps or platforms that can help you with budgeting money.
Using Their Allowance
As your kids get older and have a weekly allowance or their own job, they will start to have their own money to spend. Start implementing a rule where your kids will use their allowance or job income for their own stuff. While you can still provide parental duty items such as food and shelter, you can start pushing some responsibility on their shoulders to purchase necessities with their own money.
Create a Chore List
Didn’t think that having kids do chores actually saves you money? Well, think again. If you’re a work at home parent, having your kids do regular daily chores opens up more free time for you to complete client work. Having kids help with chores can help save you money because it allows you to have more time to focus on quality family life.
Did you know that your kids could help you save money in these ways? Isn’t it great to be a parent and be able to learn and grow as our kids grow? These tips on how kids can help you save money should inspire you to start asking your kids about ways in which they see you able to save money in the household, the kids will feel important and in turn more confident knowing that their opinions are valued.
About the Author – Brandy Ellen Tanner is a Positive Lifestyle blogger who works from home while raising her 3 children. Learn more about Brandy at BrandyEllen.com and read her other parenting articles at ParentInfluence.com.