Is it just me, or have you noticed that kids have a way of knowing when we have that little bit of money left that we are saving up for ourselves? I’ve heard to so many people tell me about ways they have to spend their money.
There’s was one friend who had to re-buy a 1 week-old retainer for $700 for her son who took it out to eat at a fast food place, put it on the tray and threw it out. Then was scared to say anything until later that night. By the time they got back, several garbages had been thrown out and although they looked through the trash, it was never seen again.
Another person told me about 15 years ago, her then 6 year old daughter got into their car and drove it right into a neighbors fence, destroying it. In this case, it was lucky that the fence was there to impede her escape… this creative use of money cost her $1900 to replace the neighbors fence.
This is just a tidbit, I will write more as time permits… what creative ways to spend money have you heard about?
Don’t forget to set your holiday budget, people first, then money, then things.