Saturday, January 16, 2016

Try a Four Bucket Allowance Allocation for Your Kid

Today’s fantastic family finance article is:

Four Buckets

Sahara Pirie describes her thoughtful allowance philosophy and system for teaching her daughter good money habits. She describes how it has evolved from Kindergarten to her daughter’s current age of 16. Check out her 4 bucket setup: “Financial Freedom” (passive long term investment income), “Buy Later” (short term savings goals), “Play” (immediate spending money), and “Give” (charitable contributions to others). Also note the introduction of the separate monthly clothing allowance at age 13 to cover basic needs — forcing her daughter to kick in for any trendy “extras.” On the bonus side of the ledger, the reimbursements awarded for any costs incurred sewing her own clothes is a brilliant idea too.

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