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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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Smart Money Moves for Every Age

It’s never too early – or late – to become a better financial steward. The benefit of growing as a money manager throughout every stage of your life is that you have plenty of opportunities to take charge with each new transition. [read more]

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Most Americans Are Way too Close to Financial Ruin. Are You?

Survey says: 63 percent of Americans have no emergency savings for things like a $500 car repair. This statistic surfaced in a Bankrate.com Money Pulse survey. It means that most people live paycheck to paycheck. If you’re one of them, you know the angst that comes from worrying what will happen if you’re suddenly hit with an unexpected big expense. [read more]

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