Tuesday, August 26, 2014

???'s About Budgetting Your $$$

Do financial questions boggle your brain? If you're like most the answer is "Of course they do!"
The following basics come from a list of fifty helps which you can view right here. The first ten (which they gave me permission to copy when I first posted this), help with our overall attitude about money. The rest of them get more specific and provide a few links for money-saving websites, etc. If you're looking for budget guidance it's all there in a nutshell---very convenient!

Additionally, if you're interested in couponing (which is beyond me, but if you can handle it, go for it!) try this website: http://www.southernsavers.com/
If you'd like some calculators for budget decisions, click here: http://www.crown.org/FindHelp/Personal/Calculators.aspx

Getting a Godly View of Money

1. Remember that all of your possessions belong to God. Psalm 24:1, Psalm 8:4-6
2. Establish giving if you haven’t already. 2 Corinthians 9:6
3. Stop buying on credit right now. Proverbs 22:7
4. Be on guard against materialism. Luke 12:15, Matthew 13:18-23, Ecclesiastes 5:10
5. Borrow money cautiously and modestly. Proverbs 22:7
6. Practice saving, even if it is a small amount. Save your spare change every day. Proverbs 13:11
7. Remember that you are accountable to God for the stewardship of the resources that He’s entrusted to you.
8. Learn to live on what God provides and not fall prey to what the world tells you that you need.
9. Evaluate where you prioritize your work (Jesus first, family second, work third). Proverbs 23:4-5, Matthew 6:33
10. Think before you purchase everything. Proverbs 24:3, Ephesians 5:15-17

I hope you find these helpful. Please add what works for you on the comment line below.


  1. Hi Ferree,
    Great post! I've found www.mint.com to be a great online tool to help me see my entire financial picture. They have a great budgeting tool and the best part is that it's FREE!
    Another great tool can be found at www.YouNeedABudget.com. This is a software program that you can download onto your computer. I tried it and really liked it!

  2. Thank you Rachel, I'm so glad to hear from you. I also want to list your husband's website one of these days too.

  3. Sounds great, it's www.LegacyWealthMN.com =) I've been thinking about your upcoming retreat. Hoping all goes great!

  4. Thanks for the website Rachel! I'm really looking forward to the widows retreat---please be praying for us! (Hey everybody---email me at WCplace@gmail.com for info about the retreat).


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