Some have said that money is "filthy lucre" and "the root of all evil". Do you agree, or disagree with this statement? Think back on related personal experiences. In today’s world, finances are an issue that everyone deals with, regardless of age or income level.
Have you ever been angry, jealous, or sad for the lack of wealth? Have you ever felt uncomfortable, or embarrassed with how much more you have compared with those around you? Are people with an abundance of wealth treated better than those who struggle just to make ends meet?
How can you protect yourself from financial problems later in life? Is it possible to develop a positive, healthy attitude toward material things that a large bank account can easily supply, and not forget the real treasures that no amount of money can possibly buy. Share your thoughts on dollars and "sense", as it relates to that feeling we call happiness.
Word Bank - money; cash; coin; dough; income; revenue; resources; budget; savings; riches; means; property; bank; credit card; material possessions; greed; wealthy; jealous; envy; covet; indulgence; generosity;
May we prompt you?
1. How do you feel towards those who are much wealthier than you?
2. Do you think that your family would be happier with more money, a bigger house and nicer cars?
3. Does money (or the lack of it) ever cause arguments, or disagreements between members of your family?
4. Whose responsibility is it to take care of people in our society who have no money, or means, by which to care for themselves.
5. How do you feel about credit cards? Good or bad?
6. What can you do now (at your age) to learn good money management skills?
7. What is your understanding of financial budgets and how they are used?
8. Write about a time when you were a poor money manager and the consequences you faced