I would like to encourage the single parents out there, and even those who maybe aren’t single but are on a limited income, that you can instill success principles in your children without spending a ton of money on them.  When you’re children are grown, the things that will stay with them are their character and maturity, not any material object you bought them.  Be diligent to train your children in wisdom when it comes to managing their money, and when they have their own budget to handle someday, they will be thankful. 

"Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6  

August 10, 2009


Cortni Marrazzo currently resides in Spokane, Washington with her husband Jason. She and her husband successfully paid off over $11,000 worth of debt in their first year of marriage and she desires to help others reach their financial potential. Cortni has an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Discipleship from Dominion College and is currently pursuing her passion for writing and running her own home-based business, Essential Excellence. Contact her at Cortni@essentialexcellence.com or you can view some more of her financial articles and sign up for her money saving newsletter here.