Making Ends Meet

4. Your Family Resources

Money is an important resource, but it is only one of many resources available to families. Other resources that families can use are time, energy (effort), skills, talents, and personal characteristics. Resources are also available at little or no cost through communities, such as libraries, schools, parks, beaches, educational organizations, and churches. By substituting one resource for another, families may be able to save for things they need or want soon or in the future.

Ask family members to list some of their own personal resources. Then, as a family, make a list of your total family resources on the chart below.

Our Family’s Resources

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