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A proud moment!

October 3rd, 2010 at 03:49 pm

My 16 year old gave me 30 dollars yesterday to deposit in savings account. Well today, he made another $30 dog sitting and $40 cleaning our neighbor's driveway (He cleared about 7 garbage cans full acorns, no exageration). So asked him what he was going to do with the $70. So he said "two of these Jacksons are going to savings and I'm giving Dad $10 for gas to fuel my ATV. I'll just keep $20." I'm constantly talking to my sons about the importance of saving for the future and I think it's working!

P.S. I put away $40 a month into his savings account. My 20 year old works part-time and is responsible for gas, his cell phone and clothing. He is currently on his last semester at our local community college.

6 Responses to “A proud moment!”

  1. ThriftoRama Says:

    Geesh. How can I get my kids to do that? And I sure wish I had your acorns for my squirrel feeder!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    ThriftoRama, the squirrels around me are definitely prepared for hybernation (do they hibernate?)! It's incredible the amount of acorns we've picked up this year.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, have you brought up a good kid with some smarts!

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yay! Smart kid!

  5. homebody Says:

    Pat yourself on the back!

  6. -Jerry- Says:

    What a great feeling to see your kid making smart choices! The example you set must lead to that behavior, so I agree with the above... pat yourself on the back. Smile There is never any insurance that kids will implement the things that they are taught, but when they do it is a great thing.

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