Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How I get money for stuff I want

by Eliza

Every summer I see an awesome toy I want or some classes I want to take. I don’t always have the money to buy the toy or take the classes I want. I am going to show you how I earn money. First I make a chart of jobs and responsibilities I will do each day and have my mom and dad tell me what they will pay me for the jobs.  Then I hang up my chart. Then I work on all of the jobs until I finish. The chart has the days of the week and the jobs I have to do every day. It also has bonus jobs. A bonus job is an extra job that aren’t on my chart (like vacuum the stairs or sweep the floor or fold the laundry).  It’s good to do some bonus jobs to make up for if I missed something on my regular chart.    

When I accomplish the goals on my chart, I get money and put it in the family bank.  Then when I want to spend the money, I take it out of the bank and spend it on the toy or the class I want.

I like it because if I earn my own money, the toy or the class is more special to me.  

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Saving up for stuff part II

A few days ago, I went to an amusement park called Lagoon. We've been wanting to go there for ages, and we were SO happy when our church said that we were going to have a Lagoon day. They gave us a coupon so that it would be $29 instead of $40! We saved up our money and had a BLAST!

The best ride we went on was Wicked. Here's a picture:

Another awesome one is Colossus:

But I'm not here to advertise Lagoon

You guys know that there's another reason for this post.

Check out this sentence from above: "We saved up our money and had a BLAST!"

Now let me shorten it for you, so you can finally see the point of this post: "and had a BLAST!"

Nah, I'm just kidding. The REAL reason for this post is...: "We saved up our money".

Yep, that's it. If you just get anything you want just by asking, not earning, you will become spoiled.

VERY spoiled.

By the way, I used to have this blog called Welcome To My Life. I never really used it, but I'm gonna start putting some posts on there. If you wanna go check it out, the link will be hidden somewhere in this post. I'll give you a hint: It's on my favorite roller coaster.