This mom on TikTok shared her family’s quirky little budgeting lesson with the world, and now TikTok is completely divided.
Jess and Dub — who go by @family.of.nomads on TikTok — travel the country in an RV with their kids, and document their travels for us all to see.
I’m not going to lie, I love to live vicariously through them. My family could NEVER move into a tiny RV, even if we WERE going to see the world. We would kill each other.
But, there’s one aspect of their lives that has some people all up in their judgmental feelings. That is the family’s “Hygiene Budget.”
Every 3 months their kids get about $100 to spend on personal hygiene items that they may need for the quarter. Shampoo, mesh sponges, perfume, soap, and even hair dye in some cases.
Now, in the comments Jess makes it clear that the kids get money based on their needs.
If you are worried about the girls paying for tampons and such out of that money, slow your roll. They are taken care of.
The kids have to keep track of the money, budget it wisely, and try to use up the $100 before the end of the 3-month period.
They are allowed to pick out anything their little hearts desire as far as hygiene products go.
I would have LOVED this when I was a kid! Sharing my things wasn’t my strong point. LOL!!
Why Is TikTok Divided On This “Hygiene Budget?”
Some people on TikTok think this method is the bomb dot com. They think it’s a great way to teach an all important budgeting life skill to the kids.
You are teaching your kids ACTUAL life skills. How can people not see this? Great job, mommaCommenter on @family.of.nomads
But then, there are some people who think this budgeting tactic is complete nonsense.
I personally think it’s a GREAT idea. More parents should teach their kids this while they are young.
I’m sure the parents don’t leave them hanging without toothpaste and deodorant at the end of the quarter.
The family makes it quite clear that the kids ALWAYS have money left at the end of the month. No worries!
If you want to see the entire “Hygiene Budget” TikTok video, you can go HERE.