Pumpkin Patch College Savings

by Cody Dees

Remember when lemonade stands were a thing? Hot summer temperatures would motivate young entrepreneurial spirits to set up shop and try their best at a little authentic salesmanship.

If you were one of the lucky few who lived in a neighborhood where this proved successful, you might not relate…Most of us who attempted this “easy money maker”, fell a little short on financial success.

What were we missing?

Was there a better business model?

Well, there’s a family in Washington, IL who sparked their children’s entrepreneurial spirits not with lemonade, but with pumpkins…

What started as a resourceful way to decorate their home around autumn, turned into a pretty successful way to save for college that the whole family could get involved in. Check it out:

There’s no denying that sending your children off to college takes a little more planning now than it did back in the day.

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