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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Giveaway for Money Smart Kids... and Parents!

4/29/14: The contest is over and the winner has been randomly selected by Rafflecopter and contacted. Congratulations, Rachel Walsh! Thank you all for participating. :) ●

To celebrate the launch of Smart Money Smart Kids, I'm doing a fun giveaway!

I am thankful for this book and believe it will make a huge impact on families both now and in future generations, so I purchased a copy yesterday to pass along to one of you.

But that's not all!

The winner will receive the following:

The required entry is easy - just leave a blog comment and then submit your entry below in Rafflecopter. There are also several opportunities for extra entries that will increase your odds! Tweeting can be done once per day.

Note: The comment section does not seem to be showing up on mobile devices. I can't figure out why, but clicking "View web version" should bring it up for you. I'm so sorry about that extra step!

Reader bonus: From today through the end of April, purchase any kids GIVE SAVE SPEND wallet from my shop and receive the kids budgeting printable for free! Just leave a note at checkout mentioning this special offer and I will send the PDF to the email address associated with your Etsy account.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents ages 18 and over
and ends at 11:59 PM PST on April 28, 2014.
(View full terms & conditions in Rafflecopter widget)

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Smart Money Smart Kids Chapter 12 Highlight

Just like the first chapter in Smart Money Smart Kids begins with hope - from the perspective of Rachel's story - the final chapter ends with hope, but from the perspective of her dad's story.

This pretty much sums up the message:

Isn't it good to hear that it's not too late? Not for any of us! Just start today implementing a little bit at a time. Give yourself grace, and know that any movement you make in the right direction will bear fruit.


Be sure to check back a little later today for a fun giveaway!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Smart Money Smart Kids Chapter 11 Highlight

Chapter 11 in Smart Money Smart Kids is entitled Generational Handoff: Blessings or Curses. I really enjoyed this chapter. Maybe it's because we're not quite at the point of handing off to the next generation but can see it approaching and this chapter encourages me. I especially love the description of "The Rope" which the Ramsey family used to illustrate giving their children increased freedom and responsibilities as they earned them (or decreased ones as trust was broken).

This stood out to me as an important reminder:

I think there are too many people who assume being wealthy means you're evil--or at least materialistic. It's just as unfair as any other stereotype, but it can be so easy to assume that someone driving a luxury car and living in a large house in a desirable neighborhood must really not be as holy as the person who lives in a small, modest house and drives a 1995 Ford Escort.

I don't want my children to automatically conclude that people with lots of money are shallow and people with very little money are spiritual. That's just not the truth. It's what you do with it that matters. If the person with very little views himself as the owner and lives accordingly and the person with a lot views himself as a manager and lives that way, money has much more of a potential for being a root of evil in the first person. Once again, it goes back to the heart.

Come back on Monday for a look at the final chapter


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