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10 Great Discussion Questions about Sharing, Saving & Spending

How do you engage your family in discussions about money?  Specifically, topics like giving, saving and spending?

Sharesavespend.com has a set of discussion starter cards that provide an easy way to prompt that discussion.  Here’s a sampling of 10:

  1. At what age should a person get his or her first credit card?
  1. When was the last time you said, “I’d rather share money than spend it?”
  1. If you could cut $500 from your monthly spending, what would go?
  1. What is your earliest memory of sharing money with a cause you care about?
  1. If you knew your family’s income would disappear at the end of the year, what wouldn’t you spend money on now?
  1. How often do you eat out? How much would your family save if you ate at home?
  1. What can you do to reach the recommended goal of saving 10% of your income?
  1. Do you know a person who is a good role model for sharing?
  1. How do you choose whether to keep, toss, give, or sell something you don’t use?
  1. When have you bought something because someone else thought you should?

Try them out, and let us know how it goes.

About Bill High

Bill is CEO of the National Christian Foundation Heartland. He works with families, individual givers, and financial advisers to share the foundation’s message regarding biblical generosity and charitable giving. He is the co-author with David Green of Giving It All Away and Getting It All Back Again: The Way of Living Generously: www.givingitallawaybook.com. » Learn More

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