A Life Style of Learning – 25 years later…

Taken from http://www.heatherhaupt.com/

Developing a life-style of learning leads to life-long learning and lessons that stick with you for the rest of your life.Using the envelope system is a great way to help kids understand finances.

I still remember the day, some 25 years ago or so when my mom taught us the envelope system.  Every time we made some money, we’d set aside 10% for tithe and giving.  I don’t remember if I had a defined way to split up savings and spending money, except that I preferred the idea of saving for something special so most of my money went into that envelope.  I remember just talking with her about finances and going to Scripture together as we explored what God had to say about money.  Oh I felt so excited to have my VERY OWN money to drop in the offering bucket at church.  Since we needed something to hold our envelopes, each of us 3 girls were allowed to select a tin pencil box.  While I sort of seem girly now, I was quite the tomboy at that age and nothing would do except this sports themed tin.  It saw me through several years until I finally opened a bank account and started keeping money there.   And being an overly sentimental pack-rat {I can hear my friends snickering}, I realized that I still had it!    (more…)