4 Ways Parenthood Will Teach You About Money

4 Ways Parenthood Will Teach You About Money

If there is anything that had a powerful effect on how I handled money, it was becoming a parent. When are the stakes ever higher than when your decisions and actions directly influence the most precious people in your life? The irony is, I learn just as much from my kids as they do from me. That is why I’ve put together a list of ways parenthood will teach you about money.

4 Ways Parenthood Will Teach You About Money

If you already have kids, then you know the truth: We appear to the world as teachers, but when it comes to life with kids, we’re students.

Parenthood offers free, daily lessons (whether you want them some days or not) in things like:

Patience Problem solving Intentional living The ABC’s according to Dr. Seuss Mending ailments How to communicate feelings How to talk your child out of watching anymore Caillou . . . → Read More: 4 Ways Parenthood Will Teach You About Money

Kids and Money: Teach Them to Be Wise

Do you currently have kids of your own? Or, do you plan on having kids in the future? If you want them to make wise financial decisions when they’re older, I suggest that you continue reading.

What do you picture when you think of children today? For me, I think of video games, lack of exercise, and obesity…. I do not think of financial wisdom. But, just like anything else, kids must be taught the value of making wise financial decisions! And, who better to teach them than their parents! 🙂

My Story

When I was a boy, my dad had two jobs. His main job started at 5:30am and lasted until 3:30pm – he worked this job from Monday-Friday. For 26 years of his life, he also worked in the evenings (and Saturday) at his own car dealership. There wasn’t always a lot of time to play . . . → Read More: Kids and Money: Teach Them to Be Wise