Twelve Principles for Teaching Kids to be Money Wise

Twelve Principles for Teaching Kids to be Money Wise

Great ideas from Donna Otto’s Podcasts March 19 and 20, 2010

1. God’s Word discusses money
His Word is a lamp unto my feel

2. God Owns Everything
God owns all the silver and all the gold

3. God calls us stewards
Moreover it is required of stew ards they be found trustworthy

4. God wants us to work
Whatsoever your hand finds to do, do it mightily (Ecclesiastes 9:10)

5. God tells us to Give
It is more Blessed to give than to receive

6. God tells us to save
“The wise man saves for the future, the foolish man spends whatever he gets”
– Proverbs 21:20 Living Bible

7. God tells us to be happy with what we have
“I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.”
-Philippians 4:11 New English Version (happy ….satisfied)

8. God tells us not to be in debt
Owe no man anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

9. God tells us to listen to our parents…and take counsel
“Obey your parents…for this is the first commandment with a promise

10. God tells us to be honest
Do not lie. Do not steal.

11. God tells us to accept His son as savior
All have sinned and are in need of a Savior

12. God tells us to be in community
Do not forsake the assembling of yourselves

Donna Otto
Donna Otto

For more than 25 years Donna Otto, home and life management expert, has shared inspiration and practical wisdom. She is an Author and founder of Homemakers By Choice, a national organization which offers weekly teaching for a new generation of "counter culture" women who have made the choice to stay at home. To hundreds of young homemakers, Donna has been the wise, fun, Godly Aunt every young woman wishes she had. Each teaching session encourages women in their role as a woman, wife, mother, and keeper of the home. She is also the founder of Mentors for the Next Generation, a program facilitating mentoring relationships between older and younger women.