Fiscal Fun…

It’s hard to believe that summer is winding down and in just a few short weeks both of my boys will go back to school!  One of our goals over the summer was to start working with our boys on budgeting and financial responsibility.  The boys had an opportunity to earn an allowance each week and we wanted to use that to teach them about money management.  I stumbled across this bank with four chambers including; “Save”, “Spend”, “Invest” and “Donate”.

This was perfect as we wanted the boys to be able to visualize  how dividing their money into different areas will allow them to reach various financial goals over time.  This has been quite an experience and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how the boys have chosen to divide their earnings.  Today is allowance pay day so I thought I’d make a money themed lunch.

Today’s lunch includes:  double-decker grilled cheese sandwich, carrots/broccoli, kiwi/blueberries, cheese curds, almonds, sugar-free peanut butter cookies (you could use sunbutter in place of peanut butter if peanut allergies are a concern)

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8 Responses to Fiscal Fun…

  1. natalie millard says:

    My child started kindergarten Monday. I am at the end of my rope. He is not eating well, and I know it is hurting his performance…I keep trying, begging, and pleading. I just want him to eat better. This is so frustrating!

  2. First, LOVE the bank – and you should totally sell the photo to them, bc it’s so nice :)
    And great themed lunch.
    Awesome, as usual! :)

  3. Vicki says:

    LOVE the bank!! SO cool! Can you post a link where you got it from?

    Would you be willing to share (perhaps you have posted about this before) how you do allowance? I would really like to start it with my kids and I have yet to find anyone who has a system that we can agree with. So whenever someone mentions it, I’m quick to ask for help!!

    If you wouldn’t mind, I would really appreciate it. If it’s not a post or something you want to share publicly, maybe you could email me???

    Thanks SO much!!! :)

  4. Jamie you are SO full of great ideas! An unending supply of creativity and inspiration! We are officially back to school and I value this blog more than you know! :)

  5. Laura says:

    Love your blog, Jamie! We start kindergarten Monday, and I’m excited to use your ideas. Question, do you just use a variety of shapes and sizes of the silicone baking cups? Any recommendations? Thanks!

  6. brandeanne says:

    Can you post a link on where you got the lunch box? That looks absolutely perfect for my son who starts PreK this week. Thanks!

  7. Shanda says:

    Can you tell me where you got this AWESOME lunch box? I love this idea. I checked on Go Green Lunchbox but theirs seems a little different. I already have the insulated lunch bags so I just need the box like yours. Thanks.

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