Saturday, March 23, 2013

Where did the money go?

You've got your eye on that dress. It's a little overpriced, but you deserve it, right? But you love those shoes with it, so you'll need a pair as well. 

Lunch out with a friend and dinner out with the family.

You have a fetish for fabric so you pick up a couple of yards of new prints for some unknown projects.

Your library card has fines to be paid.

Your checking is overdrawn.

Your mom's birthday is this week.

You bought new songs on iTunes.

Gas, Gas, Gas.

Etc., Etc., Etc.

And you wonder....................... where did the money go?

Money is just a fancy barter system, but it can be hard to manage. (I'll be the first to admit this.) So here is my question: Are you a spender? Does a dollar burn in your pocket till it's gone?

Being a spender in this day often means overspending and ending up in debt. BAD IDEA!

"The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender."
Proverbs 22:7

If your money is running amok, then take control. Stop the spending, then determine what is a need versus a want.

Stay away from sales ads, magazines, and shops. Use only cash and halt the spending for a while -- then gradually save for a dinner with friends, or a movie with your siblings, using only cash.

You CAN learn to be wise.

GIVE to the Lord (10% tithe is the starting point; extra as an offering).
SAVE for the future (at least 3 months' living expenses and for any goals like a car).
SPEND (on living, investing, and pleasure).

P.S. Have you ever had a mannequin lie to you? ;)

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading your blog! What an encouragement it has been!! I have only been following you for about a month but have learned so much already! Its been real fun looking through your old post. ;)

    God bless!