Kids with Money

Getting a job is to learn more
not just for money.

Money we have does not come from the Lord. Jesus himself recognized money as man-made. Give unto Caesar what is Caesar's". Money is merely a standardized, generally accepted means of acquiring the goods and services we need or want from those who produce or provide them. Money cannot buy happiness because happiness is not a product or service. Yes, money is important; it allows us to acquire life's necessities and some of its luxuries. It is up to me to decide how much I need to satisfy my wants and desires and to figure how much money I need to meet them--thus budget or compromise. While money isn't everything, life is a lot more manageable when your money is managed well. Therefore, I teach my children to tithe, save, invest, and spend wisely.

While DD#1 loves fashion, it was not the first thing she spent her hard earned money on from babysitting job...instead, a refurbished Yahama YFL 221 for $349 (retailed $1300; lowest price found online was around $800.) It is one of the most free blowing and easy-to-play standard flute available, but, one step up in quality and price from the student level of Gemeinhardt's, Bundy's, and Armstrong's.

The advantage of her buying it with her own money: she is taking really good care of her pricey expenditure...brushing her teeth/washing her hands before handling, cleaning after each use, never leaving the flute in a unsafe place...practicing mornings and nights. OM Goodness--she is teaching her 10-year-old sibling how to play it. Shocking! For someone who has been playing for only two days with one informal lesson, she is quite good a flutist.


2 encouragements:

Kaylynn's Mommy said...

Wow! How exciting! You are teaching your children some wonderful lessons!

By the way....Kaylynn is walking and talking! :)

Kaylynn's Mommy said...

I have sent you two emails, but I don't think they are going through. You can email me on yahoo: missellison2007 and I will email you back with my home address.

True learning-learning that is permanent and useful,that leads to intelligent action and further learning, can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner.
John Holt
Real heroes are men who fall, fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they stayed true to their ideals, beliefs and commitments.
Actor Kevin Costner

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