There’s a reason “Follow the Honey,” in Cambridge, Massachusetts is not just a simple honey store. For founder and owner, anning, traveling the world on her personal journey led her to open a shop filled with honey stories to tell, and products with a conscience.
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Toddlers & Preschoolers
Get them in the spirit of saving by having them save spare change in the house (also consider bringing cans and bottles in for recycling if your state charges a deposit fee) for vacation souvenirs. You can even supplement their stash - the most important thing is that they learn how saving small amounts leads to large rewards. Visit this post to learn about how I successfully did this with my daughter.
Teach your kids how to make financial choices and trade offs by making vacation decisions together. Sit down with all of the travel information you've gathered and really decide on how you want to spend your money. Do you want to stay at a more expensive hotel? Or perhaps stay more days at a more reasonable hotel? Talk about the choices and then vote as a family.
Let your older children actually do the vacation research, and then present the family with different options. Give them a budget to work with, and hold them accountable to actually track the spending to the budget. This is such a great way to give your kids the financial tools that they will use for their whole lives.
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