Money Skills: Education Through Travel

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  1. This is great i know when i was a kid i loved saving up to buy something special, now im a adult its no longer fun as i want everything now lol

    • NatalieTanner says:

      LOL! Well, I guess enjoying saving is something that might never really stick! LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. trvl101 says:

    Ha! I definitely needed this post. Saving money while travelling is definitely possible. However, it’s tough! I’m glad you posted this 🙂

  3. I wish I were educated about money this way! It’s quite fun! You’re right, it’s an important skill to get and if you understand it right when you’re young, it can be really helpful! Good idea and good post!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Thanks for stopping by! We really don’t teach all that is needed in school….real life stuff is important, too!

  4. My siblings and I didn’t travel much internationally when we were kids. Our allowances went into “bank accounts,” aka Dad’s Excel spreadsheets, and on vacations, we got to decide how much money we wanted to withdraw for use on toys, candy, etc.

    I love the idea of giving your kids personalized checks that they have to store and take care of until the money is needed!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      Wow! What a great education you got growing up! I thought the checks were just so much fun and cute! Bank of mom!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience.

  5. Delayed gratification is where it’s at! Booking with miles and points, I often have to plan out 11 months in advance to get award flights, but I spend the next year getting excited about the trip!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      I feel the same way personally. I love the time spent getting ready for a trip. Researching, planning, and daydreaming is so much a part of my trip. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. These are all great ideas on how to teach kids about the value of money. When in a gift shop, there is a big difference in their value of money when you give them a five dollar bill to spend, as opposed to having a five dollar bill that they earned in their pocket to spend. Now all of a sudden, that trinket isn’t worth as much as what they had to do to earn that money.

  7. These are such great ideas! One of the most memorable lessons in elementary school for me was a month long project where we had to map a trip across the US, budgeting our travel expenses and researching things along the way. Those lessons stuck with me!

    • NatalieTanner says:

      What a great real life lesson!! Something you can really use later. I saw something recently on facebook that said “I’m so glad we learned about parallelograms. It really helps me during parallelogram season.” LOL!!

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