It is actually quite easy to get our children get interested in money. By making them interested, they would know how to spend less and earn more money. In reality, children get money when they receive gifts from parents and relatives. They could also get allowance and pocket money regularly when they go to school. At this time, it is a good idea to inform children about where money comes from. They should have a good idea on how money can be obtained. It is important for them to know that it requires effort and time to earn money. This will allow them to have more respect on money that they have obtained.
Often, we are able to teach children about money by answering their questions. This is a good method to get children more interested in money. Once we are able to tell them properly about facts surrounding money, children could be encouraged to ask more. They should also know more about the value of money. This is a key factor that everyone, including children, should know. Monetary value isn’t related to truthfulness, integrity or honesty. It is more about getting the most out of our money or getting the biggest bang for the buck. This will teach children to spend their money on the best products available based on their preferences.
By knowing how to handle money, children will be able to function properly in the society. This allows them to make up their own mind and make basic financial planning starting from an early age. They should be able to make a good sense of the financial world and it is eventually possible for children to work together with the family on specific money-related projects. By understanding a financial scale of priority, children can also be taught on prioritizing one something over the other when spending their money. As an example, health should be placed at a high priority, so children are able to avoid buying something that can jeopardize their health.
It is important for us to know that children shouldn’t be allowed money completely free. They should do at least a simple task before they get an allowance. As an example, children could get their daily allowance if they have complete homework and performed some simple daily chores. This is a good way to show to children that they need to work to achieve something. This will build a good positive value related to money and children will be less likely to spend money recklessly, because money needs effort to get. Money could also be used to motivate children to become more productive and behave better.
All activities that children do can be aligned with proper financial education. As an example, the daily task can be represented with dollar value. As an example, children can get 50 cents if they clean their bedroom in the morning. In fact, the money we give to our children could eventually equal to the normal allowance.