Play, Imagine, Save, Succeed!

My son never really cared about having extra money unless he wanted something! “Mom, I need money for —-, can I have it? Depending on what it was, and if it really was a “need” not a “want”, then I would get it for him. Otherwise, he had to come-up with the money himself, that is how the Job Jar was created. I took an empty (& rinsed-out) pickle jar and started filling it with jobs. Each slip of paper had a job that needed to be done, but wasn’t in his normal weekly chore list, and the amount you got for completing the task. Some examples were: cleaning the grill, organizing garage equipment, spreading mulch, washing & vacuuming the car, and cooking dinner. Each chore was worth between $1-$5 dollars, and if it was cleaning the yucky grill-negotiable!!

Okay-it worked for me so, maybe it will work for you too. Let’s tell others your great tip’s on earning.

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6 Comment(s)

  1. 1EarthUnited

    December 20, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    That’s a wonderful way of teaching kids about financial responsibility. Great!



  2. futuredoll

    December 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Good for you-I wish other parents would think that way.



  3. elizabeth

    March 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Well done. This gives kids the choice, and teaches them a great work ethic.



  4. elizabeth

    March 27, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    When my son was about eight I decided we were going to use the money we spent on cable TV and put it into a college fund for him. Both he and my husband were livid at the time, but it wasn’t too long when neither of them missed cable. Going to college without having to take out loans or worry if he had enough for tuition and fees, priceless. 🙂



  5. futuredoll

    March 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Wow! Thanks for sharing-I’m going to steal that tip! It does seem like you miss things, until you actually start seeing the extra money accumulating. Then these “extra’s” are not necessities anymore!



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