Reduced Money Worries

To minimize money worries and achieve greater financial freedom, five steps are recommended:

1.  Budget – create a simple money plan to track income, expenses, and savings. Closely monitor small daily expenses, which can quickly add up to large amounts.

2. Reduce – avoid buying unnecessary and unfulfilling items that pile up and collect dust. Make a conscious choice to reduce your consumption and unneeded spending.

3. Recognize – avoid debt to purchase things that you believe will impress others.

4. Educate – learn as much as you can about wise money management and personal financial planning.

5.  Get started – take action today to spend less, save, and learn more about wise money choices. Your habits will not change overnight, but a small step toward financial security can occur immediately. Consistent action will make a difference.

For additional information on reducing money worries, click here.


Teaching Suggestions

  • Have students create a list of common causes of money worries.
  • Have students prepare a drama with suggested actions for reduced money worries.

Discussion Questions 

  1. What are common actions that can help reduce money worries?
  2. Why do people consistently behave in a manner that creates money worries?

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