Money and Your Teens

Whenever American Government rolls around in our 4 year cycle, we try to include an Economics course for the high schoolers. This year we've been graced with a neighbor who has a passion for living debt free. She has graciously agreed to teach a beginners' Economics course for a group of home schooling teens. So far they've been watching a DVD series specifically designed by Dave Ramsey for teens. They are also reading What Ever Happened to Penny Candy  and The Bluestocking Guide to Economics by Richard J. Maybury.  I cannot tell you how interesting our dinner table conversations have been since the girls have been taking this course. Wish I had heard a Dave Ramsey lecture or two at an earlier age. My husband and I do believe in living within our means, and taking our commitment as good stewards of material goods seriously. We have tried to pass it on to the kids. But there is something magical about listening to common sense from an expert, then having the advice validated by the callers on his radio program, that adds impetus to the message. We highly recommend the program for your family. It only takes a few baby steps.  What have you got to lose? 

Well, maybe a %$#&*load of debt.  Go for it!


Anonymous said…

We bought the Davy Ramsey set for our little tykes and will introduce the Teen series when the time is right. Start them early---help them make debt free choices; then they won't suffer the stuggles of debt the way we were raised.

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