My oldest has been saving for a mountain bike and had her heart set on a very expensive one. I think she has been hoping we would just buy it for her, but we told her she has to purchase it and we are sticking to it. Yesturday she found a really nice one at the thrift store for $20.00 that just needed to be cleaned and have a new innnertube put in one tire. Amazingly the same girl who had to have the $400 bike suddenly was thrilled with the $20 one since it is her money being spent. I do believe she is learning!!