Children are notorious for knowing what they want and going to great lengths to get it — only to tire of it and move on to the next thing. This can be financially stressful to parents, especially if the desire is for a bigger ticket item like a swing set, bicycle, or video game console. If your kids are insisting that they can’t live without a swing set, then you have some important things to take into consideration.
First, you need to realize that a swing set represents an ongoing responsibility for you and your spouse. You can’t just pay the bill, install the set and forget it. … Read the rest