Let’s be up front here. I don’t have kids. I just have theories. I hear it’s a lot easier to have theories than it is to raise kids. That said, one day, we hope to have children, and when we do, we want to raise them to be wise with their finances.
We want to teach our kids how to manage their money so their money doesn’t rule their life for the rest of their life. We want to teach them to save for the future, to give generously to those in need, and to spend wisely–all before they turn 18 and move out. Will we be successful 100% of the time? Nope. Is it all going to be sunshine and roses? Most likely not. But I think it will be worth the effort.
Two weeks from today, Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze’s new book Smart Money Smart Kids will be released. This book will walk you step by step through raising your children to be blessed, not spoiled, starting with toddlers at age 3. As your kids grow, Smart Money Smart Kids gives you the information and the tools you need to raise them to be wise with their finances. The end result: your teen moves out at 18, and is a self-sufficient adult. He or she works hard and pays his or her bills, and is not relying on the next handout from mom and dad. Doesn’t sound so shabby, does it?
The book is written by both Dave and Rachel, so there are sections from each of their perspectives–father and child. Each chapter is full of actionable steps for you to use with your kids today! It will take work, but it will be worth it.
Finally, the free stuff. You ready?
- Read the first two chapters of Smart Money Smart Kids for FREE.
- Download Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money (the whole thing!) for FREE.
- If you like what you read in Smart Money Smart Kids, pre-order the book today. If you pre-order, you automatically get the e-book, the audio book, and a video lesson–a $50 value. For FREE.