We’re 2-adults and 2-kids living in the inner-northern suburbs of Melbourne. Matt works full-time and Aprill is a freelance management consultant, working and studying part-time. We have two sons, one in primary school and one in high school.

We started Teenage Budget because we were looking for ways for our kids to understand the value of money. I was tired of being the cash machine and it was only going to get worse, with our teenager becoming more independent and wanting to go out to movies and takeaways with friends. Life is an endless experiment, so when it comes to kids and money, Matt and I thought we’d take note of the changes we make along the way, so other parents can see what works and what doesn’t work. Your mileage may vary, of course.