The world’s standards tell us to respect and honor wealth above everything, including God. If managed poorly, money can become our God.
Be thankful for the provisions you have received. Measure the financial progress you have made this year and continue to be financially matured.
Many people are controlled by emotions – The first step in learning how to spend less is to become aware of your actions and disciplined in establishing boundaries so your emotions no longer drive your purchasing decisions.
Defining family legacy is part of our defined purpose. The seeds planted today within the family orchard will produce the fruit gathered by future generations.
The Mr. Jones’s of today will continue to look to the world’s standards by purchasing and obtaining the “in things” in hopes of filling their need for affirmation. In contrast, the rich man, aware he needed to be fulfilled with something more, approached Jesus asking for eternal life.
Understanding the responsibility and living it are two separate and specific steps men must act upon. In fact, God places a call on each man to be the patriarch of his family by providing, protecting (warrior), and loving his family well. Many men stumble their way through as family leaders because understanding the role of husband, father, and leader is learned behavior and must be taught by a father or mentor.
I encourage you as you enter into this holiday season to change your perspective and manage your money wisely by giving something tremendously valuable to others – yourself. To help redirect our seasonal thinking I have included four examples of FREE gifts that keep on giving.
I have found to achieve success in your financial life it takes vision, discipline, and faith. The 12 steps below will help you achieve the financial stability and outcomes you desire.
Pay attention to details, ask questions and seek to gain a deeper and broader understanding of all aspects when faced with any situation that you are dealing with in life, especially money issues.
A great place to start is to review your current expenses and clarify your future needs. To identify what you will need financially to sustain your current lifestyle after retirement, calculate future expenses by multiplying current expenses by 75%. For some families the reduced cost is based upon the savings recognized by eliminating or reducing such expenses as a mortgage, continued education, work-related commuting costs, and car payments.
Many families come together each Fourth of July to celebrate our country’s freedoms. Freedoms our forefathers fought diligently to protect and maintain for all future generations of Americans. My family’s July 4th tradition, like many, involves a day spent with family and friends playing games, grilling, and enjoying one another’s company. It always culminates with […]
I began introducing simple financial principles to them on their 5th birthday by giving each one their own new savings container. It had three openings each labeled appropriately for savings, spending, and tithing. Their beginning allowance was one dollar a week.
With a proactive approach, we can forego potentially dangerous financial consequences. By taking a closer look at some of our most basic decisions, such as maintaining joint credit, and calculating the possible long term cost in advance, we can prevent months or years of unnecessary added grief.
Most people want to be healthier and wealthier, but unfortunately, it’s just not that easy. As humans we are creatures of habit. Making permanent changes in our financial behavior is often surprisingly difficult, however NOT impossible to conquer.
Many men stumble their way through as family leaders because understanding the role of husband, father, and leader is learned behavior and must be taught by a father or mentor.
Once the cap and gown are returned to the closet as memorabilia planning toward college becomes the immediate focus. Navigating new financial waters will soon begin for your new graduate; let’s look at five truths to help your college student make wise financial decisions.
We all have been given gifts for the specific purpose of utilizing those gifts as we interact with the world around us. Whether your gift is song writing, vocal ability, composition, administration, management, producing an album or all the above, we are sometimes limited in how many people we are able to reach with our gifts due to a lack of financial resources.