Contribute To High School Money Book: Part Six

I announced HERE that I am in the process of writing my next book.  It will be a book that is addressed to high school students, and I am sharing 12 Things I Wish I Had Learned About Money Before I Hit The Real World

That is not necessarily the title, and it might end up being 10 things or 15 things.  All I know is that I want (and need) your help in writing this book!

For the next five days, I am going to ask you to take a couple minutes of your time and share some things you wish you would have learned about specific money topics.

There will be two ways for you to share your idea – in the comments or by clicking "E-mail Joe" at the top of the sidebar here at

Part Six  Giving

Here is the question that I want to hear your thoughts on today:

Is giving necessary?  How has giving impacted your life?  Have you been the recipient of a gift?  Have you been able to give an amazing gift?  Share stories!

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  1. Do You Dave Ramsey? on May 16, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Giving is certainly important… I think its a way – when done in an authentic manner – is a way for us to become more like God. He gives so much to and for us… He stands as such a great example.

    Admittedly though, I consider this a soft spot in my financial life. I don’t give nearly as I could or hope to one day. But I do have a single story of giving I can share…

    Back in early December I visited a relative who had recently experienced a medical issue and lost his job. Winter was approaching and they had no heat so I paid to have a natural gas tank installed and filled to last through the winter. It was a single large expense but my wife and I had talked about doing something to help and this was what we decided would be best.

    Ironically only a few days/weeks later I received/accepted a buyout offer from my previous employer. As we weighed the buyout offer one of the factors I considered was my belief that God rewards and protects His people and those who strive after Him. Though I know I can always strive harder… I began to recognize the buyout as a open door to a new opportunity rather than as a risk of ruin.

    Sorry for the rambling response… but giving it important and I something I hope to do more of in the future.


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