Jared is pretty determined that he will get to go to Rome next year. In an effort to help him save, I went to my online banking account and renamed one of our unused kid savings accounts to “Rome”. Since Jared is still a minor, I have access to his bank account, but he doesn’t have access to the others. So, when he wants money saved, he’s going to tell me how much money to pull out of his account, and I will put it in the Rome account.
The deal is, if he can save up enough (or more) for a full payment by the end of the month, then I will sign him up to go. The payments are $494 a month… It would have been lower, had he decided to go months ago and started making payments earlier.
So anyway, today he sent me a text. Apparently he got paid from McDonald’s today. He told me to take the $140 for his insurance and phone, and then to put $240 in his Rome account.
What I didn’t tell him is that I put the entire $380 in his Rome account. I figure that if push comes to shove, and we need the $140, I can pull it out later, and Jared will never know. In the mean time, the higher the payment he makes, the sooner he can finish paying for the trip. (Which I think is next July.)
I really hope this works out for him. He really wants to go and it does look like a blast!