It’s hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. An occasion to celebrate the rising of Jesus Christ from dead also strengthens hope and motivation among people, as it marks the beginning of the hard-earned spring after a long cold winter. People organize get-together and parties to enjoy the occasion with family and friends. Right from colorful eggs, bunny chocolates to Easter bunny cakes, the Eastertide engulfs the world in various ways. Indeed its festive time and everything about the holidays ought to be delicious. But instead of empty sugary calories why not plan some sensible financial gifts?
No. Please do not misunderstand us. We are not suggesting you forgo the bunny candy in favor of some financial choices – It's Easter bunny which is supposed to be funny after all, not a boring financial planner! Nevertheless, we just came up with an idea of finding ways to interlink personal finance lessons while letting your kids gorge on some treats and enjoy the fun. After all, learning is something no one can take away from us and play is the shortest route between children and their creative learning skills.
Mr. Easter bunny – why don’t you give us money?
We believe that to be in your children’s memories tomorrow, your presence in their lives today is important. So, for the first time in NumReceipt , here’s presenting much sweeter ways to make your child understand the money flow this Easter:
Try preparing homemade chocolates or bake a cake at home and involve your child in the action. Though an adult we understand that we can cut down recurring expenses by saving up or cooking our own meal, as children they must also learn how to be frugal by exploring DIY options, rather than immediately spending money on ready made, overpriced items. Homemade chocolates are definitely irresistible. Aren’t they!
Talk to your child about the fun you had while creating something on your own. Use it as an opportunity to hint about the money you have saved and the importance of an easy expense tracker Perhaps you could further discussion about how to spend the money you just saved.
The “Egg hunt”- Allow your child to hunt for eggs and keep the surprise element on. Perhaps create a treasure hunt tale and keep them engaged as they learn to track the eggs and earn goodies. The concept may sound similar to receipt hog, but it teaches children two important lessons!
(a) Some eggs could also be empty without any goodies – It's important to understand the concept of hidden costs at a tender age. Yes, money is unfair and acceptance of this fact is important.
(b) Never put all your eggs in a single basket – similarly never invest all your time and money in a single place.
It’s exciting to learn from all this spending on Easter. So what are you waiting for? Involve your child in shopping and saving receipts this Easter. We are sure children can assist in managing itemized receipts and also excel in it by reminding you of the ones you missed to save.
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“The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.” ~ Peggy O’Mara
Maybe it's time to embrace the bits of financial wisdom we can get from the Easter bunny himself. Enjoy shopping and saving receipts with our digital receipt app along with your children and feel proud to have empowered your kid this holiday season.
With this message, we from NumReceipt would like to wish you and all your loved ones a very Happy Easter. Let’s start baking our fin-bun cakes :)
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