Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
Many of us have read verse 6 in this Proverbs scripture, but some have never connected the next verse with it. As adults, we want to leave legacies for the kids that follow, and one of the important ones is how to handle money. Dave Ramsey has some interesting concepts on teaching children how to be prepared as they grow up. One of the things he suggests is to not give an allowance, but a commission. Have five tasks for your children to do, and if they do them they receive payment for each one done. If they don’t do it, they only get paid for the ones completed. This is in balance with having the children help around the house just because they live there and it is good to serve one another. That is another great legacy. These lessons are to protect them and guide them in using money wisely in their future.
The lessons I have learned through life (and still learning) I hope to leave as a legacy for others. For me, it is being blessed to be a blessing. It’s never about just me; it begins with God and ends with God.
Faith Tip: Consider the legacies you are leaving for others. Be intentional today in living it out.
- Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace Junior for Kids (Giveaway ends 4/16) (tetheredmommy.com)