Friday, October 2, 2009

Allowance

We're taking Dave Ramsey's 'Financial Peace University' right now, and have been forced to think about some things. Like allowance.

Not that Ollie's that old, but we thought maybe now was a good time to start having him earn a little money for jobs around the house. He has things has still HAS to do, just because he's a part of the family (like helping clear the table, helping to clean his room, etc.)

But last week, we started giving him money (like 15 cents!) if he'd help with the recycling bins. So here he is, working for his allowance:

Putting his money into his piggy bank.
Funny story: the other day, he put on a pair of jeans from his cousin, Isaac. He pulled out a folded dollar bill and said, "Oh, trash." And walked over and threw it away! I said, "No, wait Ollie! That's money!" Apparently he's never seen the stuff! Oh the days of plastic.

5 comments:

Courtney e said...

I didn't get an allowance until I was 9... and I had to BEG for it. Actually, I think I begged for all of us to get one then... $2/week I think it was. Those were the days...

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

How Cute!!!!! But -- a very good lesson :) Doesn't Dave say it's "commission" though?

Denita said...

hey i love your new header pic- good job!

The Chance Family said...

we're taking that class too- on week 3 already. just started "commission" with our boys but they're a bit older- 6, 4 (not so much working on the 1 year old yet). its been a great system and they love digging out of it to take the money to church.

The Sieberts said...

cute. we do that with Ava too, except half of the time i forget to give her the money...so she's working for free! ;)