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Here are some things you can do to teach practical money skills to your children.
Nashville, Ark. – Chances are your household budget is taking a hit now that school
has started. Locker fees, club fees, new school clothes, school supplies, the list
can go on and on. The thought, “my children think I am made of money” or “my children
think money grows on trees” has probably crossed your mind the last few days. How
can parents teach their children about financial management? Teaching practical money
skills can sometimes be a challenge for parents. Here are some things you can do.
Let’s face it. Times are tough for everyone. Necessary items such as groceries and
fuel to operate vehicles cost more now than ever before. By teaching children at an
early age how to manage finances, they will be better prepared to face these challenges
when they become an adult.
For more information about financial matters, contact the University of Arkansas Division
of Agriculture in Howard County by visiting our office located on the second floor
of the courthouse or by calling our office at 870-845-7517. You might also want to
check out our website at www.uaex.uada.edu and click on Families and Consumers.
Here is a budget friendly recipe for a quick-to-fix meal on busy nights.
It makes eight servings and costs approximately 35 cents per serving!
2 cups macaroni
1/2 cup onion (chopped)
1/2 cup evaporated milk, non-fat
1 egg (medium, beaten)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/4 cups cheese, finely shredded sharp cheddar, lowfat
Nonstick Cooking Spray
Cook macaroni according to directions. (Do not add salt to the cooking
water.) Drain and set aside. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat
oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a saucepan with nonstick cooking spray. Add onions
to saucepan and sauté for about 3 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine macaroni, onions, and the remaining ingredients
and mix thoroughly. Transfer mixture into casserole dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until
bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Yields: 8 servings
Nutrition Information per Serving: 110 calories, 2 g. fat, 8 g. protein,
14 g. carbohydrates, 1 g. fiber, 135 mg. sodium
By Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff ChairThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jean Ince County Extension Agent - Staff Chair U of A Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service 421 N. Main St, Nashville AR 71852 (870) 845-7517 firstname.lastname@example.org
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