Today I heard Dave label the children raised with Bible money managing principles as Financial Peace Babies. I had to share a quick story. As parents, we don’t always know what they are hearing and learning from our actions.
We received a giant flyer, I mean bigger than our mailbox, about a local auto sale. My husband dramatically read, “get a ______ for only $198 a month with no money down.”
Not missing a beat, my 12 year old daughter said incredulously, “but then you’d have a car payment.”
I could just smile. She gets it.
I paid off my one and only new car when I was five month pregnant and everything else by the time she was born (besides the mortgage.) Not being house heavy, I was able to be a stay at home mom. Living to honor God with finances has been instilled in her. She knows not to spend money she doesn’t have!