Raising children the right way in todayís world takes a lot more work than it
did in the yester-years, when living daily life was simpler and morals were
higher. Often itís finances that will cause a couple to fight and sometimes even
to split up.
Preventing this from happening should be top priority. We want our
children to see the best examples in us, so we should strive to make sure that
we do not allow finances to break apart the family.
First and foremost, we must practice good financial habits. With the way the
financial world is today, itís paramount that families get out of debt and STAY
out of debt.
If you need to buy something and you have to use credit to purchase it - donít
do it. Or if itís something that you absolutely must have like a vehicle, find
someone who is selling a used vehicle and make payments. Find one that is less
expensive Ė and save your money to purchase a newer one if you desire, but be
sure to make WISE buying choice.
Enlist the help of a counseling agency to get out of debt. Sit down and write
out a household budget and a plan to pay off all debt as quickly as
possible--fast as possible, including a home mortgage. Then, once you get out of
debt--stay out of debt.
You will have a more harmonious marriage if you put these practices in place.
Children need to see this example and need to be taught how to take care of
their finances in a sensible, responsible manner.