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ETA Your kids will resent you, because you're cheap.

Anonymous
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ETA. this is not going to last into their teens. When our savings goal is reached, they will be 4 and 6. We are 10 months into our 2 year plan, and more than half of the goal amount in savings. After that, we fully intend to turn on our internet and tv service

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This is what my MIL told us because we don't have tv, service, or an internet provider, no expensive elections for our kids that most other kids have. We don't buy birthday cakes, and only buy clothes at garage sales and thrift stores.

Really?? I think my kids are just fine without those things, they're 5 and 3

Don't get it wrong, we can afford all those, but we have a very serious savings goal/plan, planned for two years. We started last May.
No tv service
No internet, except what's on our phones. And the only reason we still have smart phones is because we get huge discounts on our plan from DHs job
No internet= No Netflix, or Hulu
No going out to eat
Almost no entertainment purchases= tons of outdoor activities with our kids
No purchases of birthday cakes, i bake and decorate myself
No long distance car trips
Clothing at minimal prices, in good condition

Because of all that, apparently, my kids will resent us.

They're just fine and happy.

Thoughts??
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:10 PM
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Devious333
by Ruby Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:11 PM
They are 3 and 5 lol they don't need any of that stuff.
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Summerlion1123
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM
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I don't know if I believe that or not, but saying they are fine and happy now doesn't mean much. At 5 and 3 they really don't "need" those things or know any different. But at preteen and teen years? Well, I dunno.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM

 Well they are 5 and 3 now. The challenge will be when they start making friends at school who are in tune to the world of technology and have the gadgets, or watch TV and movies, etc. They'll probably express interest IN MORE as they age.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:12 PM
Long as they are happy and it works for you, hey!
theosgirl45
by Platinum Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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We went through some pretty rough patches when I was a child.  Sometimes money was pretty tight and we didn't have a lot of extras.  I still love my parents.  They are the greatest.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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Exactly, its not like they're teens.

I'm sure they'll greatly appreciate their college funds, that are a part of our savings goal.

Quoting Devious333: They are 3 and 5 lol they don't need any of that stuff.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM
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I don't see the problem with it. thats basically how my childhood was and I don't hate or resent my parents any for it. I grew up just fine. I understand now that times are different and those things are more common and that. but your kids are still young. I don't think they'll notice or care.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM

They are only 3 & 5.......they will be fine

BUT when they are in middle or high school, you may have a problem

Decemberlov
by Gold Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM
I think your kids will be just fine. this society is way too focused on material things. happiness does not come from our possessions.
LAXmom21
by Ruby Member on Mar. 6, 2014 at 9:17 PM
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Now they're fine but what about when they start school and need to know how to use a computer or tablet?
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