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With kids, saving can be a great catalyst for giving

Giving is a biblical response to blessing.. Teach your kids to give as they learn to save. By experiencing the joy of giving, they’ll learn generosity. [read more]

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Turn saving money into a game kids want to play

Make saving money fun to help your kids get started. We’re talking gamification. And here are some ideas for how you can use it to help your kids build the habit of saving money. [read more]

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Building budget-minded kids

Whether your kids are counting on their sticky little fingers or using graphing apps, teaching age-appropriate money-management lessons will keep them engaged with math while preparing them for adulthood. [read more]

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A Christian’s Guide to Making (and Keeping) New Year’s Resolutions

It’s only the first week of 2019 and by some accounts, 75 percent of Americans who made new year’s resolutions have broken them already. If you’re among this group – or have yet to establish goals for this year – take heart. You can find all you need to know about making and keeping resolutions in the Bible, from leading a more Christ-centered life to making smarter financial decisions. Scripture urges Christians to examine their lives regularly, and there’s no better time to evaluate your relationship with God than the start of a new year. [read more]

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Simple Steps to Building Budget-Minded Kids

Children learn math, English and science skills in the classroom, but most schools have abandoned teaching basic financial literacy. This all adds up to parents bearing most of the responsibility to raise financially fit kids. [read more]

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3 Strategies for Raising Good Stewards

I think of the lessons of these early years as foundation stones. They give our kids reference points to look back on as they grow and learn, and they give us opportunities to creatively craft learning experiences. [read more]

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