“Money doesn’t grow on trees” is a common saying, dating back to the 1800s. We all understand the meaning as, “you don’t just get money without working for it,” and we use it to teach this to our kids. The only issue is, this phrase doesn’t explain where money comes from, it only explains where it doesn’t come from.
I created this list of things our kids absolutely must know before moving out on their own. We can implement many of these ideas during teachable moments throughout the day. We can implement the more complex ideas by sitting down and having a conversation with our kids.
Have you ever told your kids about needs and wants? When our kids ask for something, we like to distinguish the difference. I think they get it, but that doesn’t always change what they want.
I’m ecstatic to announce my new book! It’s the ultimate guide to everything I’ve been teaching at Freedom Sprout over the last few years. I’ve finally compiled everything into one book: all of the concepts on teaching kids about money and instilling a healthy mindset.
Do you remember the Personal Finance Management class in between Science and Geography when you were in school? I don’t. Because it didn’t exist. It doesn’t exist today.
I’m extremely protective of the content on Freedom Sprout. I carefully research every article and include the sources. High quality content is priority. That’s why I’ve never published a guest post. But today, I am sort of publishing my first guest post.