Recently, a story out of Detroit involving a child spending a bit of cash with Grubhub gained some attention, understandably so.
The child, who you can read about here, was supposed to be playing a game on his Dad's phone. Instead, he ordered a feast consisting of dishes from multiple restaurants in their general location using the GrubHub app.
In total, he spent $1,000 in a matter of minutes.
Kids don't have the capacity to grasp the consequences of hitting "order now" and it's entirely too easy to buy literally everything on your phone these days. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often.
Out of curiosity, we posed the question to fellow Michiganders: What expensive mistake has your child made? Here are 7 of their stories:
7 Times Michigan Kids Accidentally Cost Their Parents A Lot of Money
Whoops! Whether with unintentional purchases or silly accidents, these kids accidentally cose their parents a lot of money
I feel bad for accidentally breaking my friend's parents' brand-new furniture when I was a kid (I still do) but, booking a trip to Hawaii?? I'm dying to know how she pulled that off.
I guess the lesson is...you know what, no. There is no greater lesson other than kids will be kids. But, maybe, at the very least, you can adjust the settings on your phones/tablets to make it a bit harder for them to buy things. See how here.
If your kid is prone to accidentally spending a bunch of money, make sure they don't see this $5 million house with a secret Harry Potter bedroom:
$5M Home with Secret Harry Potter Bedroom is Every Kids Dream
This home in Florida is truly beautiful. With its grand 25 foot entry with Crystal Chandeliers, floating double staircase with glass railings, this 8 bedroom, and 10 bathroom home is spectacular, to say the least. Still....that's not even close to being the "wow" factor of this 8.986 square foot home. Believe it or not, what makes this home so amazing is the kid's bedrooms. Not just any bedrooms, but themed bedrooms that are masterpieces in themselves.Specifically the Harry Potter-themed bedroom. Wizards and muggles will love the Harry Potter-themed room that you enter through a rotating brick wall to a train station. Then on platform 9 ¾, you will find a life-sized Hogwarts Express train with incredible sleeping quarters complete with a life-size Harry Potter, Dobby, Dragon, and Whomping Willow. For the little princess in your life, there is also a Beauty & The Beast-themed room with a Princess Belle’s Luxurious bedroom. And we can't forget the massive Marvel-inspired game room. Of course, the home is located just a few miles from Disney and Universal Studios, situated on a Jack Nicklaus golf course in Reunion, Florida. This home is definitely something you need to see! Take a Look!
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