Children’s Finance Course
How much of the content is for parents and how much is for kids?
The largest portion of the course is meant to equip you to teach your children; however, there are many videos directly for your children. We're also uploading new videos for kids all the time.
Do I need to know what I’m doing with finances to use the course?
Absolutely not. There is a Finance 101 for parents in the beginning, and then you can learn everything else through the videos as you teach your kids. They say teaching is the best form of learning.
Why the name, Freedom Sprout?
The name came naturally (or maybe supernaturally) as we were praying and preparing to start the course.
Freedom – 1c: the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous (a burden).
We’re breaking the generational curses of financial bondage.
Sprout – 2: to send out new growth.
Financial freedom is often a new concept to families.
Is Freedom Sprout a Christian blog?
I strive to follow to Jesus, and that carries over into every area of my life. I believe the word, "Christian," has been tainted over the years through a bad reputation of the church as a whole, and terrible works being done in the "name of Christ." That's why so many people are put off by the term "Christian."
Because of that, I prefer to call myself a follower of Jesus, rather than a Christian, but I'm not naive. I understand how I am still a Christian by the meaning of the word: Christ-like, or "little Christ." Therefore, in all of my writings here, I may teach from a "Christian" perspective, but the principles are universal.
What are your credentials?
While climbing out of debt for two years, I read hundreds of finance books and completely changed my perspective. I went from knowing absolutely nothing about money to having a solid plan for leaving a legacy to my children. I've been writing about finance since 2013. I'm not an expert, but I love to learn and I've learned a lot.
I do have a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Finance, but that isn't where most of my financial knowledge came from. I don't think having a piece of paper makes one an expert. I have learned much more, and gained more experience, through reading books and living life. That's where my credentials comes from, but again, I've never claimed to be an expert.