When you follow a budget, you set aside money for important things. The scriptures and prophets teach that paying tithing and saving should be part of our budget. Practice budgeting with these suggestions. You can use real money or cut out coins from this page to practice with.
Pay your tithing. We pay 10 percent of our money toward tithing. For example, we pay one dollar out of every 10. Ask your parents to show you how to fill out a tithing slip.
Save some money. You can make a savings bank out of a clean can, box, or bottle. The December 2011 issue of the Friend shares a story about a boy named Spencer who started saving for his mission by collecting coins in an empty milk can (see “Saving for My Mission,” 43).
Spend money wisely. If you don’t have enough money right now to buy something important, keep earning and saving until you have enough.
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Be sure to ask for a parent’s help!