Manage Your Money God’s Way - Financial Literacy and Teenagers & Jobs

August 20, 2016

First Half – Financial Literacy
Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works in the world: how money is earned, managed, invested and donated to help others.
Here’s a pop quiz to get you started - http://www.usfinancialcapability.org/quiz.php
To help you understand how to manage your money we have a series of calculators for you to use: http://compasscatholic.org/calculators/.  If you are currently paying off your mortgage click on the mortgage calculator and see the amount of interest you will save over the course of the loan if you added an extra $25, $50, $100 or more each month. Let me ask you, wouldn’t you rather have the money in your pocket than pay interest?  Click on the retirement calculators to see if your savings are on track and to get a good ball park estimate of the savings you need to have when you retire.

Second Half – Teenagers & Jobs
It’s hard for teenagers to find jobs these days – maybe you need to help your teens start a business.  If they are lucky enough to find a job, here are some tips for them to maximize their learning experience:

  • Have a positive attitude
  • Work hard
  • Ask lots of questions
  • Maximize every job perk
  • Look for inspiration and mentorship
  • Take care of your personal appearance
  • Be on time
  • Be reliable
  • Avoid negative workplace talk
  • Think like a customer
  • Build marketable and transferable skills
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