Owe No Man Anything

Nana and Her Superheroes

My all time favorite Bible verse is Romans 13:8. It says: “Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled the law (NASB).”  Well–in today’s times, that is one tall task.  How do we teach our children “to own no one” if we remain deep in debt?

Though my Superheroes are young, and unencumbered with financial worries, they need to learn this lesson sooner than later.  I am fairly confident that schools do not teach “finances” (so parents–get busy on this one).  Before our girls exited high school, we set each of them up with their own checking account.  We taught them how to write checks, how to balance a check book (the hard part), and instructed them to NEVER BOUNCE A CHECK.  All this sounds reasonable, right?  But it’s not enough in today’s economic and financial “house of cards”.

In our current culture, it is standard practice to over-inflate income by using credit.  Few people…

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About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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