A few weeks ago my son started begging to buy more football cards. Nothing new. I’d heard it a million times since he’s become quite obsessed with collecting them. It wasn’t until he wanted to drop a $20 bill on a box of cards that something in me snapped. I couldn’t take it anymore and put an end to it by buying him and his sisters all piggy banks. From that point forward any money earned or gifted started going straight into the bank. They can each crack open their banks when they turn 16-ish and want to buy cars.
Somewhere in this process I got to wondering … do you make your kids save their money?
And of course they each got to pick out their own piggy banks with Mattison’s being the football pig (no surprise there), Kaydee’s being the princess pig (again no surprise) and Emma, being the totally unique kiddo she is, didn’t even want a pig and picked out a puppy.