Money Management for Kids
Radio Hostess: Lysa TerKeurst
Contributing Writer: Lysa TerKeurst

Do your children understand the importance of saving money? Hi, I’m Lysa TerKeurst for Proverbs 31 Ministries. In today’s world of fast cash and quick spending, it’s easy for kids to think that money might really grow on trees. So how do we show them that saving their money is essential?

In her book, Dollars and Sense, Cynthia Sumner offers this advice:

One idea is to open a savings account in your child’s name.

Another is to hang a picture of something your child wants on the refrigerator as a reminder of a savings goal. Then, take your child shopping as soon as possible after the goal is reached.

Also, teach your kids to comparison shop between similar items of different sizes and prices.

And, practice delayed gratification by suggesting your child ask for nonessential items only on birthdays and holidays.

You know, I think I’ll set some of these same goals for myself! For more parenting ideas, visit Proverbs 31 Ministries at

Related Resources
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Learning to Live Financially Free: Hard Earned Wisdom for Saving Your Money and Your Marriage by Marybeth and Curt Whalen

Joey and the Jeep, a free devotion by Luann Prater


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