Below are some resources that can help you get your finances & life on track:
You don't always need the latest & the greatest. Proven by that item you bought from the infomercial but never use. No matter how fast or easy it chops, slices & dices, don't let the smile of Ron Popeil talk you into buying stuff.
While there is no such thing as a TV that is too big, that doesn't mean you have to own it.
Save up an emergency fund, even if the emergency already happened.
Talk to your kids about finances. Here's a good guide to consider.
Debt is one of those bad four letter words.
A budget can be your friend. Here's a variety of them.
Here's a message from Dave Ramsey from our Weird Series:
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If we build up debt, our money controls us. It ends up working against us instead of for us. Living just to make money might get you full pockets, but will leave you with an empty heart. When we give, money no longer controls us. We believe that God is the blessor and He blesses us to be a blessing. Giving brings joy, purpose and meaning. It also helps us take next steps to trust God & look beyond yourself. So you can give to The Journey or somewhere else if you want, but take your next step and bless others.
The Bible talks about a standard for giving called the tithe — tithe means 10%. We don't force anyone to do this or try to guilt people into giving. We don't even pass an offering plate at church, but we do want people to experience God's blessing & money plays a part in it. It's really about trusting God, not money. In fact, in Malachi 3, God issues a Bless Test. He issues a challenge to put His promise to the test by challenging our perspective on money, tithing & generosity. If we live with open hands, God will open the doors of His blessings on our life. So at The Journey, we offer a money-back guarentee 10% Giving Challenge. We've seen this challenge become a turning point for many people to experience the blessings of following Jesus and to find freedom for financial debt & worry. Considering the challenge? Click here for more details.