Teaching your children about spending wisely

Regardless of your family’s financial situation, your children, no matter their ages, will be paying attention to and learning from your spending habits.

At least some, if not many, of your attitudes and patterns regarding how you spend money will be adopted by your children — even if you don’t want them to.

Discussing spending habits with your family may be helpful as you approach your financial goals for the New Year.

ACTION IDEAS: • Think about how you spent money this week. Consider how your children could be perceiving your actions. Our kids are watching how we deal with money even if they don’t let us know they are paying attention.

The local fathering effort, in cooperation with the National Center for Fathering, provides bi-weekly action ideas to stimulate conversation between fathers and parents.

For more information, or to join local conversations, contact

Mick Trombley at

David Eggebeen at

Robert Orndorff at

Marc McCann at 237-1719 or