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Money for MOP
  • Gary and Jenni Hoag

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Money for MOP
  • We go to school to learn how to make money, but
    we are not taught how to handle money
    responsibly!
  • As a parent, youre in the perfect position to
    help your children through the money maze of life
    by helping them form healthy money habits and by
    teaching them how to give, save and spend.
  • Today in Money for MOP, we want to provide you
    with tips and truths for helping both your kids
    and you manage money in a way that honors God!

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Tips for 3-5 year olds
  • Give Let your son or daughter put a coin in the
    offering plate every Sunday at church. They will
    actually look forward to going to church to do
    it.
  • Save - Give your son or daughter a jar and put
    your spare change in it. Help them see how coins
    add up. Do basic counting activities with the
    coins.
  • Spend Use cash. Kids cannot understand credit.
    Help them understand that coins and bills are
    things we give to get things we need.

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Tips for 6-10 year olds
  • Allowance starts here. Make em earn it doing
    chores!
  • Give 1 per week. Ask them make the decision
    where the money should be given.
  • Save - 1 per week. Open a bank account for your
    son or daughter. Have them go with you to make
    the regular deposits.
  • Spend 1 per week. Basic budgeting starts here.
    If they want something, they need to accumulate
    their spending dollars until they have enough .

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Tips for 11-14 year olds
  • Basic working begins lawn mowing, babysitting,
    etc
  • Give Take your son or daughter on a mission
    trip or other experience to expand their
    understanding of how blessed they are and how
    vital it is to give to others who are poor or
    need to learn about God.
  • Save Compound interest. Teach your kids how to
    make money work for them while they are working
    for money.
  • Spend I have everything I need. I have learned
    to control my wants. Open a checking
    account.

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Tips for 15-18 year olds
  • They get their first real job.
  • Give Challenge your son or daughter to give
    their first fruits back to God when they get
    their first paycheck (and every one after that).
  • Save Encourage Grandparents to help them learn
    how to manage assets by helping them set up a
    brokerage account. Save to help pay for college.
  • Spend Allow them to get their first credit card
    while under your watch so that they dont go off
    the proverbial deep end of debt in college.

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Tips for MOP for Giving
Evangelism
Discipleship
Mercy



Jerusalem
CHERRY HILLS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Judea Samaria
RESCUE MISSION
CAMPUS CRUSADE
YOUNG LIFE
DENVER SEMINARY
WORLD VISION
Ends of the Earth
MISSIONS
THE GIVING PORTFOLIO
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Tips for MOP for Saving
  • The Joseph Principle
  • a.k.a. The Storehouse Principle
  • The LORD will command the blessing on you in
    your storehouses and in all to which you set your
    hand, and He will bless you in the land which the
    LORD your God is giving you. Deuteronomy 288
  • Set aside a little every month. Learn to live
    within your means. That way, money is there for
    dealing with emergencies.

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Tips for MOP for Spending
  • Live on a budget. Spend money without feeling
    guilty.
  • Chart your expenses for a month. Keep doing it.
  • Set up basic expense categories Giving,
    Mortgage, Car, Other Debt, Insurance, Utilities,
    Gasoline, Gifts, Dry Cleaning, Cable TV, Food,
    etc
  • Pay off your credit card every month.
  • Eat out less. Plan your meals.
  • Think of ways to have family fun that cost 0.

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Truth 1 Be Content
  • But godliness actually is a means of great gain
    when accompanied by contentment. For we have
    brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take
    anything out of it either. If we have food and
    covering, with these we shall be content. But
    those who want to get rich fall into temptation
    and a snare and many foolish and harmful desires
    which plunge men into ruin and destruction. For
    the love of money is the root of all sorts of
    evil, and some by longing for it have wandered
    away from the faith and pierced
    themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy
    66-10.

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Truth 2 Trust in God!
  • Instruct those who are rich in this present
    world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on
    the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly
    supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct
    them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be
    generous and ready to share, storing up for
    themselves the treasure of a good foundation for
    the future, so that they may take hold of that
    which is life indeed. 1 Timothy 617-19

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Did you know?
  • If you own a car, you are in the 90th percentile
    of the richest people in the world.
  • If you own a house, you are in the 95th
    percentile of the richest people in the world.
  • If you make 25,000 your household income is in
    the 90th percentile of the highest income earners
    in the world.
  • If you make 50,000 your household income is in
    the 99th percentile? (www.globalrichlist.com)

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Personal Questions
  • Realizing how financially rich and materially
    blessed we are in this present world, personally
    and prayerfully consider these questions
  • How are we handling all God has entrusted us
    with?
  • Are we giving, saving, spending with a plan?
  • Are we content with food and clothing?
  • Are we trusting in God or in our money?

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Discussion Questions
  • Giving How often do you give? To what do you
    give? Is there something you could sacrifice to
    be able to have more money to give? What are you
    going to teach your children about giving?
  • Saving Have you lived on less than you have
    earned? How about your kids? Do they have
    spending parameters so that they have some money
    saved? What is one new thing you could do to save
    or to teach them to learn to save?

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Discussion Questions
  • Spending Do you purchase needs before wants? Are
    you paying off your credit card(s) every month?
    How are you teaching your kids good spending
    habits?
  • Be Content Is your focus in life merely to get
    rich? How much is enough? Have you controlled
    your wants or are stuffocated? Whats one area
    you could work on?

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Discussion Questions
  • Trust in God It is easy to find security and
    hope in stuff. Only God is worthy of our trust.
    Stuff is to be enjoyed and shared. Anything need
    to change in your life?

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Money for MOP
  • Comments or Questions ?
  • gary.hoag_at_generositymonk.com
  • jennihoag_at_earthlink.net
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