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Working It Out

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Do they realize all of your money is earned through hard work?

Here’s how to make sure your kids – at any age level – understand this concept.

This month’s goal: Teach your children that money for purchases, whether it’s paid through cash or a card, is earned through hard work.

Pointers to cover:

  • Money is earned through work.
  • Every dollar spent is time you spend working.
  • Any method used to pay for purchases comes from the same source.

Conversation Starters

Kids under age 9:

  • What do you think mom/dad does all day at their job?
  • We work to do what our bosses want and need. How do you think our bosses reward us?
  • When we spend money for pizza, groceries, toys or movies, where do you think that money is coming from?
  • This is mom/dad’s paycheck from work. When we give it to Trius, we have money to spend. Why do you think we put the paycheck in our account at Trius?
  • When I swipe my credit/debit card, how does that pay the store owner? Where is the money coming from?

Kids over age 9:

  • Why do you think people work?
  • Do you think people who work harder for their money spend it more carefully?
  • Would you still want that (article of clothing/toy/gadget) if you had to work for it?
  • If you had the choice to work 16-hour days for double the salary of an 8-hour day, would you take it? Why or why not?
 

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