In this economic scenario, everybody seeks financial stability. For this, you need to understand the importance of budgeting. It is the only way out of financial problems. Budgeting helps you to give you, a secure life with financial stability. You need to discuss this with your family and spouse about the cost, which is involved in daily expenses. There are many expenditures, may be small or big, which you need to pay. It is very important to fix the amount that you wish to save, every month. There may be a few months where you are not able to save a fixed amount but definitely, you will be able to save as much as possible, even if it falls below the monthly savings target. You need to have a clear vision about your savings and expenditures. It is very important to teach your children, the value of saving, only then can they change their attitude, when it comes to spending. These days, significant part of income is spent on your children’s schooling. It may be in the form of purchasing uniform, school fees, textbooks etc. Thus, smart parents adopt budgeting which helps them to save money, within their means.
Learn to manage the expenses
You should always try to find out where you can save without compromising too much. According to research, most of the parents spend money over the things which are not of any practical use. They can easily save this amount and use the saved money in a meaningful manner. They can buy textbooks from old students, and they can buy uniform and school bags. They should look for the better options, which can help them to save their money. They should know how to manage money. Sometimes, children ask for money for frivolous things. Please value the power of ‘saying no’ and make them understand, the value of budgeting. Give them fixed pocket money, in which they have to sustain the whole month and teach them to save some of the amount as well.
Tips for Parents
Here are some tips which will help you to teach your children:
- Teach them how to make a budget and save money from their limited resources.
- Discuss with them how you are keeping a budget and tell them why it is important to stick to a budget.
- Teach them how to use their school belongings, minimizing wastage.
- Tell them the value of savings and how it can be useful, at the time of need.
Children are very adaptive to the things which you have taught them right from their childhood. This way, they can easily understand how to manage money.