Ana at DebtFREE-Revolution.com has a few articles outlining her plan to curb her son’s huge appetite while also teaching him a lesson about money. I think it’s a very novel idea and can be used for any dependents, including lazy husbands like me 🙂 However, I’m sure if I had a $35 per week to buy food, I’d go out and buy cases of Ramen Noodles, SPAM and scrapple. Oh, and peanut butter and jelly.
Here are the articles in her series so far:
- Putting Teenage Son on a Budget
- Teenager on Food Budget – First Try – Apparently he wasn’t prepared for the shock of milk prices
- A Gallon of Milk Costs More than a Gallon of Gas – In our area, they’re getting pretty close to equal, and since I go through a gallon of skim milk per week myself, I’m fully aware of the rising cost of milk. Ana’s son apparently didn’t have a clue about how much milk he really drank by himself.
Even if you don’t have kids, the articles provide a good chuckle and a little realization that not everyone is aware of their own spending and usage habits. Sometimes you need to change someone’s view to make them realize it.