I was on a roller coaster with highs of success and excitement to lows of frustration and disappointment. Yet, with dogged determination and loyalty I stuck out it. I was supposed to right? Wrong. By staying, I denied myself the opportunity for even more growth and opportunities. Staying was comfortable (even in the hardest times), but it wasn’t always productive.
If there is one thing that is expensive anywhere in the world, it is education. Not only do you have the university and college fees to fund, but also there is everything that comes with this, from accommodation and transport to textbooks and other materials. This is why it is imperative that parents have a plan of attack in terms of helping their children to save for college from a young age. The sooner you can get started, the better. With that in mind, read on to discover some useful tips in terms of helping your child to save for college.
You may have thought that the wedding was the most expensive thing you had to deal when you got married, but in reality there are so many things that happen in marriage that cost money. Don’t let that scare you though. As long as you work as a team and come up with a plan, it won’t be so bad. As a couple, sit down and look into everything you will be spending money on and create a budget for each one. This will help you save money and also help you keep track of your expenses.
Jobs for Life aims to see all people flourishing in their relationships and work. More specifically, we provide a platform for churches and ministries around the country to engage their communities to help individuals find and maintain meaningful employment. Our Biblically-based work readiness curriculum emphasizes job search skills, character, relational mentoring, and creating an ongoing community of mentors, instructors and employers. This network greatly improves their chances of finding meaningful work and achieving long-term success.
“The best way parents can get started teaching their kids about money is to find out what your child is interested in, such as goals and what they want to be, do, and have in their lives. You can then tie any money lessons you teach or money conversations you have moving forward to their list of things that are important to them, meaning they’ll be more receptive in receiving the information instead of just thinking you’re babbling on about stuff that doesn’t relate to them.”
Nobody’s born a financial genius. But as you grow, you get the opportunity to learn from those who’ve done it before. Just as you start to feel there’s a few financial boxes you’ve checked off, it might be time to swap chairs and become the one giving advice versus receiving it. Whether they’re nieces and nephews or your own little ones, answering financial questions and helping kids understand money is a skill all its own. And it’s one worth practicing.