In many families money is tight right now, and many items are hard to get even if you can afford them. This is stressful for both adults and children. Involving children in honest, age appropriate budget conversations is a way to not only relieve some of the stress, but also an authentic way to teach budgeting.
Even young children can do chores to earn money for what they want, based on what parents can afford. Children can also learn about ordering on line, how credit cards work, and how long something will take to ship and be delivered. Lots of authentic reading and math skills. Lots of honest conversations about our current world.