Little House on the Prairie Financial Lessons

I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie in the 70’s. It was a fun and entertaining show plus each episode had a moral to it. However, it wasn’t until I staged a marathon viewing session courtesy of Netflix that I realized how many of those episodes dealt with the subject of money in some form. Maybe some of my money habits did come from TV, after all.

If you have kids and want to teach them some solid lessons about money this summer (or just for your own enjoyment), it’s well worth watching this show with them. If you are looking particularly for financial lessons, below are the episodes that dealt most heavily with money and the lessons you can take from each:



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8 Responses to Little House on the Prairie Financial Lessons

  1. Scanner says:

    Oh paw. . .

  2. wandaa says:

    Great article.
    You put a lot of work and thought into this.
    Thanks. Great lessons.

  3. Justin says:

    I really enjoyed this post. I loved the Little House on the Prairie growing up. If you disect the episodes, they really do have a moral lesson throughout. Great post.

  4. minny says:

    I saw very few of the TV episodes of this series, but I have read all of the books.

    They show that the women who were pioneers and settlers had to know how to do everything because little was available. At Plum Creek the plums were dried to be eaten during the winter. In ‘Little House In The Big Woods’ the winter’s food had to be prepared, grown and stored during the summer to prepare for the long winter months.

    Good article.

  5. Steffen says:

    Excellent blog!!!!

    Not only because I love the show but it is this kind of financial advice that is badly needed in todays economic times.

  6. Jill says:

    Great Post. Thanks for taking the time to put it together. A lot of good tips here…

  7. Melissa says:

    Nice article!

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