I want to teach my kids the importance of thrift. There was a time in my life when I ignored this quality. Maybe because my mom is super-thrifty. I’m not sure. Maybe I blocked it out mentally. Either way, I made the mistake of not being thrifty in the first half of my life, and I am making sure my kids learn what I ignored.
I took Brandon shopping for school clothes the other day. He wanted to buy a pair of jeans from the Levis Outlet Store. $30.
I convinced him to go to Old Navy. I had a 25% off coupon and they have better prices. He found jeans he liked just as much, and we were able to get him three pair for the same $30. He was VERY excited and is starting to see the value of being thrifty.
I needed a watch for work, so he also saw me buy this Diesel watch for only $19, regularly $90. He couldn't believe it, and he wants to come back to the Fossil Outlet Store next time we shop at the Park City - to get a watch for himself. I think he is starting to see the benefit of shopping smart. Thrifty Lesson Part I: complete.