Archive for the 'Kids Spending' Category

Target Gifts Cards as Allowances

The other day was the start of the kids getting an allowance. What surprised me was my daughter moving the money that was in her spending jar, into her savings jar, before adding her allowance in there. Hopefully that is a habit that will stick! PAYjr. has launched a new program to load money onto [...]

Sunday, November 4th, 2007

Spending Their Allowance

The Bee Movie comes out this weekend, today actually. My daughter has been keeping track of today on her calendar (it looks really cute, she drew a bee on today’s square) because she really wants to go see it. My question is what do the kids allowances pay for? Should I have them pay their [...]

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Started Allowances Today

Today we started the kids allowance. We decided to double their age so they get $12 and $8 each. I decorated three jars for each of them – one for savings, spending and donation. At this point they are so young the savings will probably be converted into a long term investment when they get [...]

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Baby Update

I had an ultrasound recently and have been recategorized as a high risk pregnancy because the baby is measuring small. The measurements are anywhere from two to four weeks off from what I am supposed to be. Everything else looked fine – brain, heart, cord, etc. But I have to be transferred to a different [...]

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Kids Birthdays

Both of my kids have birthdays in August – they have passed already but we are having a birthday party tomorrow afternoon/evening. It has been very hot here which made us change the party from last weekend to this. The house is clean and we decided to buy pizza so I don’t have to cook [...]

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Spending Every Day

I’ve spent money every day this week! Well, yesterday and today. This is the week of gymnastics camp for both kids. They are at the gym from 9-3 every day this week! It is so nice – they love it and are so tired when they come home, they go to bed early and more [...]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Prepaid Credit Card

I’m not sure what is going on lately, but I’ve been reading and seeing a lot about raising teenagers. My kids are little ones and I know teenagers are a lot of work but wow I feel like I need to start figuring stuff out now! Already my kids will be six and four in [...]

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Going Out Of Business

A few weeks ago I looked in the classifieds for the first time in over a year. Garage sale season has started up here and I was looking at how many are in our area. Also in the garage sale section was an advertisement for a bookstore having a going out of business sale – [...]

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Coupons for clothes

On to lighter topics! I’ve been browsing all of my favorite stores clearance and sale sections and their outlet stores (the ones that are online anyway) searching for more clothes for my kids. I continue to be amazed at how much they grow in a short amount of time and could compare them to plants [...]

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Spring Fundraising

The time has come for spring fund raising kids (and teenagers) to stop by my house. I had cheerleaders today selling pizza kits, cakes and cookies. I bought one pizza kit, with two pizzas in it. She said I could have made a donation but considering my children are elementary school aged, I’d like something [...]

Saturday, May 12th, 2007