My children get pocket money weekly and it is usually spent on magazines or sweets.
I try to insist that they save some of their money and any extra they earn by doing a few jobs around the house is put into their money boxes.
When given the money however they find it really hard to save any especially Emmy who counts up every penny working out which toy/sweet she can buy for that amount – I swear she has memorised the prices of all the sweets in our local shop.
For this reason I am really liking the new Moonjar money box which is separated into 3 different sections, these sections are: Spend, Save and Share.
By separating the money into these 3 sections it is a visual reminder that not all of that money needs to be spent in one go.
I’ve been using this with Emily as she is the one who finds it hardest to save any money. Spreading her pocket money into the 3 sections does seem to be working now. She spends what’s in her spend section quickly then if she is still wanting more that week she turns to the share section….this is a little harder to grasp but she does use it to buy herself and Harry a sweet and the money in her save pot is being saved for either more LOL dolls and as spending money for on holiday.
I have also been selling some of the kids old toys which they don’t play with and clothes which no longer fit, the money made from this has been split between the share and save pots (This week I sold their old swing set and I wasn’t going to let them spent £40 on rubbish so this went straight into the save side I’ve also, cellotaped this side shut in case of temptation).
The 3 boxes are held together with a band or can be stored separately from each other which may be a good idea if your kids are likely to dip into the save box.
If you would like to purchase one for yourselves then use this code “Emmysmummy” at checkout for a 15% discount (code expires on 22nd July): You can purchase the Moonjar money boxes here.
These have a RRP of £29.99 however are currently on sale for £20
I have a Moonjar money box to give away to one lucky reader.
If you would like to win please enter via the rafflecopter form below.
This giveaway will close at midnight on 1st August 2018 and is open to UK entrants only. Good luck
Disclaimer: I received a Moonjar money box for the purpose of this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.