Guides to help you make informed financial decisions for your kids
Guides to help you raise money-smart kids
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It’s time for your kids to start driving! What an exciting [and terrifying] feeling. The good news is that you’ll be informed, so you don’t have to be caught off guard by any of the common craziness that surrounds the first years of teen driving.
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.
This is my financial journey, how I started “tithing” and how God showed up in a seriously supernatural way. But that’s not all… it’s also how I learned that tithing doesn’t apply to New Testament Christians, and what we should be doing instead.
Excuses are funny, because we notice them more from others than from ourselves. Why is it important to talk about excuses? Because excuses may be hindering you more than you could ever know. We all have an excuses for something somewhere in our life.
I’ve compiled some ideas to help teach our children this before they take things for granted. We’re all imperfect human beings (yes, even your sweet little angel), so we will always needs to be reminded to be thankful, but the younger the idea is instilled, the more natural gratitude becomes.
We all want to be productive. Productive employees, spouses, parents… productive people. But how is productivity different for Christians? There is the worldly view of productivity and success – producing more to earn more money. Let’s start with the main way Christian productivity differs from worldly productivity
Should you save for your children’s education? Let’s discuss whether you should or shouldn’t help pay for college, whether or not college is important, and finally, your options to invest for college if that’s the route you decide to take.
What does success mean to you? Society measures success by money. When someone is “successful,” it often means they’re financially successful or successful in business. For example, Success Magazine is completely devoted to financial and business success. But what does that really have to do with success?
Try to find some books on teaching finances to kids, and you’ll be surprised that not many exist. It’s not a popular topic. Maybe this is part of the reason so many adults are now struggling financially. Maybe there aren’t enough authors who are qualified to write on the topic. Whatever the reason, don’t worry, because there are some great books out there.
Greed may be the root of all evil, but not money. It’s important to understand this often misquoted verse about money, because it keeps people in poverty and idolatry. Idolatry? Yes, you can idolize ideologies. Read on to see what I mean.