The Money Challenge for Teens with Art Rainer
Let’s talk about money!
How did you learn about money? I don’t remember anyone specifically sitting down with me to talk about money, but when I worked as a teen (at McDonald’s!) I knew that if I wanted to buy school clothes for myself, I couldn’t spend it on pizza with my friends on the weekends. I was mostly a saver, and I wasn’t concerned about brands. Yes, back in the 80s Guess and Jordache clothes were cool, but I’d rather have five outfits rather than one. Looking on the Blue Light Special rack at K-Mart was my idea of a good purchase, and I never did splurge on a Swatch watch.
Back in the 80s, I’d learn about brands and what was cool through commercials and magazines, but teens today are bombarded by all the coolest brands wherever they look. And that’s why it’s so important to have great conversations with teens about money. Teens will be hearing about what they can buy in many places, but in today’s podcast, you’ll hear about ways you can talk to them about wisely using their money instead … not just to store up for their future but also to spread the Good News of the gospel around the world. I know you’ll enjoy this podcast!
Who is Art Rainer?
Art Rainer is a vice president at The College at Southeastern in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He writes widely about issues related to finance, wealth, and generosity and is the author of The Money Challenge and The Marriage Challenge. Art lives in Wake Forest with his wife, Sarah, and three sons.
You can order The Money Challenge for Teens HERE.
About the Book:
Today’s teens are faced with more financial opportunities—and threats—than ever before, from summer jobs and scholarships to credit card applications and student loans. How are young people supposed to learn to avoid early pitfalls that could devastate their financial futures and instead take steps that can set them up for a future filled with security, contentment, and generosity? The Money Challenge for Teens can help.
Author Art Rainer introduces readers to some fictional young friends who are navigating financial waters and learning how God would want them to face college choices and car loans and thoughts about retirement (yes, even as a teenager!). While reading about the fictional friends’ steps and missteps, readers will learn simple, practical lessons and adopt real-life goals to start their journey to a healthy and godly financial future.
Walk It Out Scripture
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- The Money Challenge for Teens | Art Rainer
- The Money Challenge | Art Rainer
- 2 Samuel 24:24
- Isaiah 53:10
- Gratitude Journal
- The Millionaire Next Door | Thomas Stanley
- Everyday Millionaire | Chris Hogan
- Find More Money | Art Rainer
- The Marriage Challenge | Art Rainer
- The Secret Slide Money Club series | Art Rainer
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