Kid Friendly Money Saving Habits

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This post has been sponsored by Reliant. All opinions are our own!

I don’t know about you, but my husband loves to discuss the budget at the beginning of every year. Usually right after the post-Christmas bills come in. While setting budget goals is good for our family, finances are not fun. I would rather watch paint dry; however, it is necessary and it allows us to see where we are over spending and where we can make changes. It is even more important to teach our kids how to have healthy spending habits.

If you are a Dave Ramsey fan then you may know that money habits in children are formed by the time they’re 7 years old.  Isn’t that crazy?

Little eyes are watching us every day. As parents, we are encouraged to set a healthy example and they’ll be much more likely to follow it as they enter adulthood. Some healthy habits include:

  1. Teach want vs. need.
  2. Teach contentment.
  3. It’s never too early to teach our child how to make a simple budget. There are countless free apps that will make it more fun.

When combing through our expenses, we realized that we could save on our electricity costs by choosing a plan that is best for our lifestyle. Have you heard of Reliant’s “Pick Your Free?” Whether your husband cranks the air down to 65 degrees {Texas summers are no joke!} or you like to keep it at a consistent 75 degrees while at work, Reliant has Waco families covered with electricity plans that suit a variety of lifestyles. It is valuable to teach our children to know that not every family has the same budget or the same lifestyle.

Reliant is the only retail electric provider in Texas currently offering three free time-of-use plans simultaneously to help its customers find the best fit for their lifestyle:

  • NEW : Reliant Truly Free 7 Days + Google Nest Hub offers free electricity for the seven highest usage days every monthly billing cycle. Truly Free 7 Days appeals to frequent travelers, shift workers or stay-at-home parents who often have fluctuating schedules.
  • Reliant Truly Free Weekends + Google Nest Hub offers free electricity every weekend, from 8 p.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Monday. Truly Free Weekends appeals to those who spend their weekends at home binge-watching, meal-prepping, having family and friends over, and catching up on laundry.
  • Reliant Truly Free Nights + Google Nest Hub offers free electricity every night, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Truly Free Nights appeals to those who are night owls and enjoy the simple pleasure of sleeping extra cool on warm Texas nights.

Saving money on electricity shouldn’t be stressful on your family. And with Reliant, it doesn’t have to be!

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Carrie Maddux
Carrie is the Owner & Co-Founder of Waco Moms. She was born and raised in Spring, TX and now calls Waco, TX her home. Carrie met the love of her life over New Years Eve and they tied the knot in May 2010. In 2012, they welcomed their first baby girl, Madison, and 27 months later, welcomed sweet Brooklyn. All signs were pulling the Maddux family to Waco and they relocated from Austin to Waco in 2016. Carrie is very excited to be a tiny part of the positive growth in Waco. She has a true passion for building relationships and most importantly, connecting moms!

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