Ever wonder what to do with those sample credit cards sent your way to entice your business? Why not use it for teaching kids (and even those young-at-hearts) about money? We can think 2 simple ways right now that you can use these plastics that would otherwise mess up the "mixed paper" recycling mound. One would be a mini-book on financial wisdom - what better way to introduce your teenager (or your spouse!) on how money should be handled? Another use of this mini-book is for Key chain with Memory verse reviewer. Make use of waiting time - traffic, bank queue or just plain waiting.
A. Preparing the Proverbs/Saying Pages
B. Preparing the Sample Credit Card "covers"
C. Putting together the Financial Wisdom Mini-book
Optional: Thread beads into the key ring.
Voila! You now have something for your teenager or your spouse or even yourself to remind you about how you are using your finances.
"A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold."
"And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. "
1 Timothy 6:8
"Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income."
"Do not wear yourself out to get rich; have the wisdom to show restraint.
"The desire of the lazy man kills him, for his hands refuse to labor. He covets greedily all day long . . ."
"He who loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich . . . There is desirable treasure, and oil in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it"
Proverbs 21:17, 20
"The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender"
"Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds; for riches are not forever . . ."
"A faithful man will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished."
"Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine"
"For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out."
1 Timothy 6:7-9
If you have any proverbs or sayings about money that might be appropriate, add them to the feedback below.
By Jenni (Guest Post) 09/07/2005
i can't believe no one has posted feedback yet - this is a darling project to make and SOOO useful in this day of instant gratification. Lord knows I could use more inspiration to be content instead of trying to buy stuff to fill the void. Thank you, Rela Ann!