Apr 27 2010

Joe Sangl - Teach Your Children to Save Day

We had a chance to chat with Joe Sangl on this "Teach Your Children To Save Day".  Joe is a financial expert and the author of the book "What Everyone Should Know About Money Before Entering the Real World"  Joe is all about avoiding debt, saving, and managing your finances so you can use your money to fuel the dreams God has given you.

If you ever thought, "I wish I knew 20-30 years ago what I now know about managing money" or you're struggling in this area, Joe's website has lots of great free resources and tools great for adults and children.

Apr 27 2010

Teach Your Kids to Save Money

 

1. Talk openly about money with your kids. Communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask you questions, and be prepared to answer them – even the tough ones.
2. Explain the difference between needs and wants, the value in saving and budgeting and the consequences of not doing so.
3. Set up a chore chart and give your children an allowance for completing their tasks.  Require them to save at least a small portion each week.  The three jars method, one for spending, one for saving and one for charitable contributions is a good way to impart a sense of responsibility.
4. Open up a savings account at your local bank for your children and take them with you to make deposits, so children can learn how to be hands-on in their money management
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Be an example of a responsible money manager by paying bills on time, being a conscious spender and an active saver. Children tend to emulate their parents' personal finance habits.

Crown Financial Ministries has some additional advice on how to teach your kid's about money - including tithing and giving money - click here to read  more.

  

 


Today is "Teach Your Children to Save Day" ... Here are a few tips from American Bankers Association Education Foundation ...

Apr 23 2010

Prayers for Matt & Sarah (Sanctus Real)

We had a chance to chat with Matt Hammit, lead singer of Sanctus Real, this week.  The week began with the anticipation of Matt and his wife Sarah going to the doctor to find out if the third child they were expecting would be a boy or girl.  They were excited to hear that they are having a boy ...  but the doctor also shared that their little boy has a condition called hypoplastic left heart.  Essentially, his heart is not developing properly. Please pray for Matt & Sarah.

If you'd like to encourage Matt and Sarah, they've set up a special email - helpourheart@gmail.com 

Feb 22 2010

Parenting Tips - Dr. Michele Borba

You may have seen Dr. Michele Borba on the Today Show, Fox News or countless other TV shows.  She's an award-winning author and international speaker on character education and social development of children.  Michele joined us this morning and had some great insight into helping raise children.  We look forward to having Michele join us on a regular basis - if you would like to know more about Michele and her books, click here.  Or feel free to leave a question for Michele in the comments area below.