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Values and Goals

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Values

Before you spend your money, you need to decide what is important to you.  What is important to you will help you set short-term and long-term goals and spend your money wisely.

These ideas about what is important to you are known as values.  Values are beliefs that you have.  Values are influenced by things and persons that have touched your life. 

Your values are influenced by your family, your church, school, community, culture, and friends.  Some values you may have might include paying rent and other bills on time, education for yourself or others, contributing to your church, having a good car, or buying a home.

Activity

This activity can be printed and completed by hand, or it can be completed online.

What do you value? (Click in white box to edit)

You may think you know what your mate’s, children’s and parent’s values are.  But, you may not!  Ask them to write down the things that are important to them and compare your lists.