Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 0
I am new to this board, and the site itself. I believe I read each posting about tithing, before I posted my query so as not to appear repetitive. It was touched on but I am interested in your opinions since there was much intelligent discussion when Cathi put out her tithing 'debate'.

How much of one's income is the ten percent taken from? It seems simple, 10% of one's net. Read on and hopefully I communicated the question and the underlying reason for asking it.

We moved 5 years ago and have a 3rd child who will start K in the Fall. Our school current school district after 4th grade is huge and wrought with drug/sex/violence problems. We could not continue in the public system. Home schooling was considered but the older two have learning disabilities. Two years ago we put them in a small Christian school (our youngest will start there this Sept.). Tuition is steep; add student and book fees, dress-code (not uniforms), etc. If we were to tithe 10% of my husband's net income we could not send them to Christian school unless I returned to work fulltime (part time in my field just isn't an option, and wouldn't be sufficient anyway). I apologize if it seems disjointed. My question is 10% of 'what' and does one consider any other factors.

Thanks for your kind and discerning opinions in advance.

Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.
Advertisement