There are many mothers out there who want to teach their daughters how to be more responsible and better prepared them in the area of homemaking. One of those ways that we can teach them is by helping them learn how to be more frugal with money. This is one area that will help her future household and bless her husband while wisely managing his income.
Here are 5 steps to help her become more frugal:
Teach her the value of money & Biblical principals regarding it – Many children and teenagers today are used to having all the latest toys and technology and it is easy to take for granted what you have. This is why it is important to teach them the value of money and to be a good steward of it and what you own. Do a study on what the Bible says about money and how to apply it.
Teach her contentment and appreciation for what she has. The Bible states that “godliness with contentment is great gain”. Teach her how to care for her things and to be happy with what she has. America has an obsession with “more” but oftentimes that leads to more clutter and waste. Living simply can bring more peace and happiness.
Teach her not to be wasteful. Show her how to reuse items and care for clothing. Teach her how to mend tears or holes and use leftovers. Show her how to recycle items to be used more than once.
Teach her how to cook from scratch. We live in a drive-through world, where we want food and we want it now. Teach her not to rely on processed foods which is not only unhealthy but expensive. Teach her to cook from scratch and how to cook healthy recipes.
Teach her how to use coupons, sales, rebates, and more. Take her shopping with you and show her how to get the best deals by looking at weight and prices. Also show her how to use coupons online and off, shop sales and flyers to comparison shop, to take advantage of rebates, and use shopping apps to save even more.
What would you add to this list?