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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Money Matters for Teens Workbooks

Teaching kids about money is essential for the day and time we live in.  Larry Burkett’s “Money Matters” products make it easy to teach your children financial responsibility from a Christian perspective.  As a supplement to the book Money Matters for Teens
the workbooks help reinforce the concepts taught in Larry’s book. 

Although the book can be read alone, doing the workbooks offer extra practice in applying what the book teaches.  The main difference between the two workbooks is that the first one geared towards 11 – 14 year olds focuses more on savings, investing and the basics of how money works. 

In the second workbook which is geared towards 15 – 18 year olds, subjects such as buying a car, saving for college, getting and keeping a job are added to the foundation that is laid in the first workbook.  Although a lot of the chapters are the same as the first workbook, review is always good so it can’t hurt to do both workbooks along with reading the book.

Both workbooks have forms in the back, which include sample check registers, deposit slips, monthly income and expenses, earnings record and more.  Overall, this is a solid program to help parents teach their children good stewardship and apply God’s principals to their finances.   I really like that the book teaches the importance of giving and investing into God’s kingdom.  In a time where people are panicked over finances, I think this is a great tool in our getting our kids on the right path and teaching them financial responsibility. 

I wish these books would have been around when I was a teenager!  I highly recommend them.

Product Description

Did you know that the average American teenager spends nearly $3,000 a year? Sounds like a lot, doesn't it? But with money gifts from birthday and Christmas, allowances, and part-time jobs, teenagers have gained purchasing power in this country. But when you turn 20, will you know where that $21,000 went? We like to have money, save money, and especially spend money, but few people put learning about money at the top of their priority list. As a teen, maybe you don't feel that you have enough money to worry about it, but even though you don't have much, you have enough to matter - especially to the people that sell products for teens! Don't get caught in the web of marketing gurus. Take control of your money, so no one else will. In the Money Matters Workbook for Teens, Larry Burkett and Todd Temple will show teens how to: Pay fair price for quality items.Avoid being ripped off by misleading ads and salespeople. Stay out of debt. Save for a car, college, your own business. Give money away that will make a difference in the world. Save money to do fun things with your friends. Learn skills that will help you right now, and prepare for a successful financial future.

I received both of these workbooks free for review from Moody Publishers.

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