penny-1-1random%We Moms have to be frugal by making a dollar stretch and a penny squeal.  But are we raising our children to be frugal?  It is our responsibility to teach them early the respect for money and more importantly that money doesn’t grow on trees.


I believe that all children should have a little responsibility around the home that will earn them a little money.  My children had small chores like making their beds, picking up their toys, etc.  Keep it age-appropriate. When I paid my boys they were asked to save 10%, give away 10% and the rest they could spend.  The 10% they gave away usually ended up in the church offering plate.  Today my oldest son is in college, works part-time, and gives to two charities.