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Be Wise With Money

Five key questions

If there's one certain thing in life, it's that things change. You will move in and out of jobs. You may or may not get married. You might or might not have kids. Maybe you'll go back to school or put someone else through college. You likely will retire at some point.

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Teaching dollars & sense

"How come I can't have my own TV?" "I HAVE to have a new cell phone." "All my friends are going. Why does it matter how much it costs?" We've all heard these refrains from kids. As parents, helping children understand how to be wise with money is just as important as teaching them to look both ways before crossing the street. So what can you do to help your tweens and teens learn the value of a dollar?

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Kids & cash

The list of things that need to happen before your kid goes to college can be long. Encourage them to get good grades? Check. Visit college campuses? Check. Teach them how to manage money? Oh, they'll learn that on their own.

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Moving on

Rev. Harold Kamman loved his home. But the Thrivent member knew he couldn't stay there forever, especially after his wife died. "You don't think anything's going to happen to you, but you look around and see people getting older and realize something might," says Kamman. "When you're alone in the house, you think, 'Why not go to a smaller place where everything is provided?' It gets to be a chore to take care of a big house."

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