Georgia mom praised for having 5-year-old daughter 'pay rent'

Essence Evans says she "charges" her daughter $5 in rent, food and utilities from her $7 weekly allowance. (Facebook)

(FOX NEWS) -- A Georgia mom says it’s never too early to teach children the value of money, which is why she is “charging” her 5-year-old daughter for rent, food and utilities.

In a viral Facebook post, Essence Evans from Atlanta said that she makes her daughter pay household bills from her allowance.

“I MAKE MY 5-YEAR-OLD PAY RENT. Every week she gets $7 dollars in allowance,” she wrote. “But I explained to her that in the real world most people spend most of their paycheck on bills with little to spend on themselves.”

Evans explained that she “charges” her daughter $5 a week - $1 for rent, water, electricity, cable and food each.

“The other $2 she gets to save or do what she wants with,” Evans added.

As for the $5, Evans said she is putting it in a savings account that her daughter will have access to when she turns 18.

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