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4 Lessons About Finances You MUST Teach Your Children

We recently completed 40 Days of Stewardship at Liberty . On each of the 40 days, I posted a short video to teach a stewardship principle. The final week of the 40 days we concentrated on passing along these principles to our children. We don't want Biblical Stewardship to be just a personal decision, but a generational principle. Here are 4 lessons about finances you must teach your children. This first of the 4 lessons about finances you must teach your children is really a lesson for parents. How do we teach them? This first video gives you some ideas about how to teach your children. Anything we want to pass along to them has to be part of our conversation, a matter of demonstration and gives our children ways of participation. Your kids should see that your values shape your choices. They ought to hear you talking about budgeting. They should see you make the decision to put off a major purchase and save for the future. Stop Giving Your Children an Allowance Do you

Money Fights

Budgeting is tough as you cut spending and make sacrifices. Making these changes can also lead to something undesirable, especially with married couples. I call them money fights! When couples fight about money, most of the time it’s because you have what seems to be competing philosophies at work - it’s savers vs. spenders. It’s the spouse that said, "Yeah we need to budget!" and then spent $22 at Starbucks. So how do we turn money fights into productive stewardship conversations that build marriage rather than stress the relationship? In this video Brian Branam explains how couples need to think and communicate about money. Here are 3 quick principles from Ephesians 5 that may help you reduce money fights in your marriage. So I want to give you 3 quick principles from that passage that applies to our money fights. Don’t GIVE your spouse a budget! The passage says that the husband is supposed to give his spouse love and that the wife is supposed to retu