Festival of Frugality #231: Lessons About Money Edition

Festival of Frugality #231: Lessons About Money Edition

Hello and welcome to this week’s Festival of Frugality!

This past weekend, my family held a yard sale. My kids were encouraged to go through their things and sell what didn’t fit or get played with. They were both told they could keep the money they made. My 3 year old son already knew what he wanted to spend his on the moment he got a few dollars in his tiny little fist. My 5 year old daughter couldn’t wait to purposefully browse Target’s shelves until she saw something she liked.

My son returned home with a remote control truck and my daughter with a piggy bank to put the rest of her saved money in and to add to. Both different, yet the same. In my mind frugality isn’t just about pinching pennies. It’s about enjoying the things we love while saving for a rainy day. I do believe my kids did well in this lesson with money.

Here are this week’s Editor’s Picks from the submissions:

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(that’s a lot of moola for a little guy)

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  1. Isn’t it awesome to see kids spending money they earned?

    Thanks for hosting this week!

  2. Well, you have to admit: it’s a mighty fine piggy bank!

    Thanks for hosting, and thanks for including Funny’s squib on budget coping. :-)

  3. Thank you for including my post about joining my food coop!

  4. Thanks for including me in your carnival! And I bet your daughter is going to have fun shaking that piggy bank and listening to what’s inside.

  5. Wow, what awesome links…need to stop over there and check them out!

  6. Thanks for sharing, and good luck selling your car when the time comes! (btw, we sold our car in less than a week ~ very exciting!) :)

  7. How great to involve your kids. They’re learning so much and having fun at the same time.

    Thanks for including my post in the carnival.

  8. Thanks for the Editor’s Pick my friend! Sorry I’m a bit late here, but love your site :) GREAT name too – will have to poke around some.

  9. Hey, thanks for including my post here!

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