We spoke to our children about finances for Family Home Evening tonight. We read them the scripture in Doctrine and Covenants 6:33 which says "Fear not to do good, my sons, for whatsoever ye sow, that shall ye also reap; therefore, if ye sow good ye shall also reap good for your reward. " We explained how we WORK to earn money, then we decide what to do with our reward. We reminded them of the importance of saving money, and of paying the Lord (since He gives us EVERY good thing), then we then let the children take some of their "fun" money and spend it at the store.
It is interesting to see how particular they are with what to buy when it is their own hard-earned cash in their hands. They often saw something they wanted, but couldn't afford, so we had to remind them that if they wanted something that was more money, they would have to save to get it. It was a good reminder for all of us, actually! A very good Family Home Evening.