Re: s/o Do you plan to buy your child's first cars?
We are undecided still. If we do, it will not be anything nice. Just something to get to and from. They will be expected to run errands, transport siblings, etc.
We will probably offer to pay half up to a certain dollar amount. My mom bought my first car but I made the payments, if that makes sense. It was a corner lot, so it wasn't a fancy or even sort of new car, but she didn't have cash as a single mom so she had to finance it.
Currently, any and all cash/checks the kids get for holidays and birthdays goes into savings. We also have college funds that, if they join the military or get a scholarship, will be cash in their pockets when they graduate. They may use that money for a new car if they choose at that time.
Tashauna~~proud wife to my trained boo-boo fixer and mama to 4 boys on earth (Jordan-01/15/08, Logan-12/16/09, Connor-05/17/11)...and finally our rainbow
Jackson (11/24/13)! and two in heaven ^i^ (10wks-11/12 and 4 weeks 2/13)
and get paid!! I've earned over $1000 just since Jan 1, 2013!!!