My youngest has long been fascinated with money, hey aren’t we all in one way or another 🙂 Anyway, she has been saving up for a while and nagging me to bring her to the dollar store so she can spend it. I put her off for a while, doing my best to teach her lessons on spending, saving, taxes, math, budgeting, need vs. wants, etc., but for Christmas this year she received a dollar store gift card, so now there was no stopping her.
I honestly had no idea what to expect, as this was her first solo shopping experience. Would the money burn a whole in her pocket? Did she understand that the price tag may say a dollar, but there is also tax to consider? Well, things went pretty well. She did take a long time cruising the aisles, but I could tell she was really thinking and calculating her decision. In the end she oped to only spend a portion of her gift card and decided on a package of silly bandz and a chocolate bar….which she offered to share with everyone when she got home. I call that a successful lesson and couldn’t be happier with the results.