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July 3rd, 2010 at 07:01 am

Both of my daughters have outings today: one to a local carnival and the other to see Eclipse.

It is quite interesting to see how they are handling their money (as I stated that I'm not planning on funding their events). The oldest who has less money due to her prior spendiness asked if she could "pack a snack" to take with her so she won't be tempted to spend. She and her friend also looked for the most affordable movie admission (first place was $15 for IMAX 3-D), they settled on a $6.75 admission for a 10:45 AM show.

Youngest daughter has decided to eat an early lunch before she leaves (at 11:00) and will only spend $20 for the wristband to ride unlimited rides until 3:00. She said she'd bring $23 in the event she needs a drink.

Glad to see that their making wise decisions on their money and not going hog-wild taking everything. They both wrote down their savings goals, so I think that helps keep their money in the proper perspective.

As far as making wise choices for me:

* Watermelon for a snack lat night, passed up the ice cream sandwiches
* Biked 2.5 miles to my mom's with all the kids yesterday
* Walked 2 miles on the treadmill at the Y

I also realize that I managed to track all expenses for June (and because it was a tight money month) and we seemed to make wise money decisions (though I could have done better on the food budget - I think - with better menu planning)

All for now, enjoy your 4th!

2 Responses to “Updates”

  1. HouseHopeful Says:

    Sounds like they both have good heads on their shoulders! Great job Smile

  2. Homebody Says:

    I put my girls on allowances when they were about 11 and 13. Best thing I ever did. $15.00 a week for younger and $20.00 for older. They both had jobs by 15 or so. Younger one had a paper route for over a year.

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