Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Three Cups

Three Cups by Tony Townsley and Mark St. Germain is about a young boy who receives three cups and the start of an allowance for his birthday. Each week his allowance is divided among the three cups marked give, save, and spend. When his cups start filling up, his mom takes him to the bank to open an account and deposit his savings money. He learns to save his spending money until he has enough to buy the item he wants. The giving money is used to help others in need. As the young boy grows, he learns to divide any money he receives into his three cups.

This is a great book that teaches the basics for managing money. Parents will find this to be a wonderful tool as they begin to teach their children about money. The important thing to remember is not how much money your child has, but how he uses his money. It is all about establishing good habits that can last a lifetime. The end of the book also has a parent's guide to help them get started. I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Tommy Nelson Publishers, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, through their Booksneeze blogger program, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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