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Freedom Sprout
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It’s time for your kids to start driving! What an exciting [and terrifying] feeling. The good news is that you’ll be informed, so you don’t have to be caught off guard by any of the common craziness that surrounds the first years of teen driving. You probably have a lot of questions about things like […] The post The Complete Guide to Kids & Cars (Finances, Rules, & Buying Tips) appeared ...
Posted: Jan 22 2019 @ 3:15 AM
The goal here at Freedom Sprout is to teach kids the things that we, as parents, had to learn the hard way. If we teach our children solid financial principles now, we won’t be teaching them how to recover from bankruptcy later. So I’ve created this list of things they absolutely must know before moving […] The post 11 Things Every Child Must Know About Money (Before Leaving Home) appeared first ...
Posted: Jan 15 2019 @ 2:53 AM
​​One day I was hit with the revelation that tithing applied to me, or rather, that I should be giving. The fact is, this really has nothing to do with tithing , and everything to do with generous giving. But at the time, I was stuck on the 10% and that’s where the story starts… […] The post How Generous Giving Replaced the Tithe (And Why Everyone Should Give) appeared first ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 6:33 AM
Excuses are funny, because we notice them more from others than from ourselves. Why is it important to talk about excuses? Because excuses may be hindering you more than you could ever know. We all have an excuses for something somewhere in our life. Hopefully you will be able to track down where you’re relying […] The post How to Stop Making Excuses and Start Living With Confidence appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 8:04 AM
Today is a great day to talk about gratitude. Christmas reminds us of all that Jesus did on earth, and what He continues to do today. As adults, it’s still difficult to always be thankful. It’s easy to get caught up in our daily routine, and forget to stop for a moment to be grateful […] The post Teaching Thankfulness & Gratitude: How to Raise Grateful Children appeared first on Freedom ...
Posted: Dec 25 2018 @ 7:00 AM
We all want to be productive. Productive employees, spouses, parents… productive people. But how is productivity different for Christians? There is the worldly view of productivity and success – producing more to earn more money. The worldly view of productivity encompasses your business life and parts of your personal life. In a way, productivity for a […] The post How to Define Productivity as a Christian & Live a Productive Christian Life ...
Posted: Dec 18 2018 @ 6:49 AM
Should you save for your children’s education? There’s no right or wrong answer. If you want to help them out with college, there are plenty of ways to do it through tax-free investing. We’ll discuss whether you should or shouldn’t help pay for college, whether or not college is important, and finally, your options to […] The post The Complete Guide to Saving for Your Children’s College (And What’s Best for ...
Posted: Dec 11 2018 @ 6:00 AM
What does success mean to you? Society measures success by money. When someone is “successful,” it often means they’re financially successful or successful in business. For example, Success Magazine is completely devoted to financial and business success. But what does that really have to do with success? We both know that, according to the Bible, financial […] The post How to Define Success as a Christian appeared first on Freedom Sprout. ...
Posted: Dec 07 2018 @ 6:27 AM
Try to find some books on teaching finances to kids, and you’ll be surprised that not many exist. It’s not a popular topic. Maybe this is part of the reason so many adults are now struggling financially. Maybe there aren’t enough authors who are qualified to write on the topic. Whatever the reason, don’t worry, […] The post 10 Books That Will Empower You to Teach Your Kids About Money (5 ...
Posted: Dec 04 2018 @ 6:18 AM
Greed may be the root of all evil, but not money. It’s important to understand this often misquoted verse about money, because it keeps people in poverty and idolatry. Idolatry? Yes, you can idolize ideologies. Read on to see what I mean. First, let’s look at the infamous 1 Timothy 6:10: For the love of […] The post Money is Not the Root of All Evil (And Why Christians Should Think ...
Posted: Nov 27 2018 @ 6:43 AM


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