I’m guest blogging over at Divas With a Purpose today… make sure to check out my post on Managing Personal Finances as a Family. You’ll learn about some essentials when it comes to managing family finances, plus get some great (easy) ideas on how to save yourself stress, time, and money.
While I already shared a bunch of resources and activities for kids to learn about money over at Divas With a Purpose, here are some additional resources on family financial responsibility that I discovered in the past few days, and wanted to share with you!
Teaching Kids about Money
Kids learn by getting hands on. Though still a toddler, our son knows that leaving the lights on in an empty room wastes electricity (and money), and he has helped deposit his own birthday money in the bank. There was even one occasion where he had to pay for something he broke with some of his money. While not appropriate for all toddlers, this approach has certainly proved beneficial in our situation, as our son understands the value and perhaps even the concept of scarcity when it comes to money. At any rate, here are some tips from other parents on how to help toddlers through teens how to be responsible with money.
- Teach Kids Financial Literacy or They Won’t Leave the Ranch
- Money Math for Preschoolers
- Teach Your Preschooler About Money
- Money Factory – See How Money Is Created
- Kids and Money
- Giving Kids Control of Money (So They Don’t Always Need Yours) (read the comments too
Money and Family Finances for Parents
Family finances don’t have to be difficult, sometimes you just have to think creatively. These resources are more parent/adult oriented, and range from how to save money at the grocery store to planning a fun (yet frugal) birthday party. There are also two savings challenges that you might check out — easy ways to put a little money away at a time, and end up with a lot at the end of the year!
- Slash Your Budget One Item At A Time – Grocery Bill
- Organic Food on a Budget
- Monthly Budget Printable
- 50+ Ways to Save Money
- 12 Ways to Save Money on Traveling With Kids
- 365 Day Savings Challenge (free printable)
- 52 Week Money Challenge (free printable)
- Thrift Store Shopping
- Birthday Party on a Budget
More Resources for Family Finances + Money
You may also want to check out my Money + Financial Responsibility board on Pinterest.
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What Are Your Ideas for Managing Family Finances?
Well, what about you? Have you come across ideas for making your family finances easy to manage? Do you have a great way to help kids understand the value of saving for a rainy day? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment!
And if you haven’t already, make sure to head over to my guest post: Managing Personal Finances as a Family.