How To Get The Family Involved (Otherwise Known As “Mom, Do I Have To?”)

How To Get The Kids In On The Act

With school getting back into full swing now is the perfect time to teach the kids a real life lesson in economics. First explain to the them the mechanics of extra cargo meaning loss of MPG. We all know that school brings extra activities and extra cargo and extra cargo means loss of MPG. Offer to increase their allowance with part of your savings at the pump if they remove the soccer equipment, basketball gear or whatever extra cargo they need to carry inside anyway. Show them the difference at the pump and explain that it adds up every time you visit the gas pump. They get the benefit of learning responsibility as well as economics and you get the benefit of not only fuel savings but a clean car to boot.

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