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Financial Freedom Resources

Imagine you’re going to build your dream home. Over the years, you’ve collected lots of ideas you want in your new house. Before construction begins, you sit down with your builder to go over your vision, but he tells you he won’t be using any blueprints. Instead of coming up with a plan, he says that he prefers to “go with the flow” so he can be spontaneous as he is building your house. You realize, this is not the person you want building your house. The more important something is, the more important it is to have a solid plan.

But, most people have a “we’ll build as we go” approach to their finances.  Our “financial home” is created by the decisions we make with our money. As a result, many people reach retirement and find their financial home isn’t what they need. This happens because we fail to plan ahead. Don’t let this happen to you. Now is the time to start working a plan, called a budget, to help you manage the resources God has given to you. Your future self will thank you!

You may not like it, but a budget is a necessary tool for everyone who hasn’t received a seven figure inheritance. Without a spending plan, you can’t save because you don’t know if you have any extra money.

Even if you seem to have extra money left over each month, without a budget you won’t know if that money should be saved. Also, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to give generously to God’s work if you don’t plan for it.

As you work through your spending plan, don’t make the mistake of leaving your faith on the sideline. Your budget will reflect how you view and use money. Since, as followers of Jesus, we are managers rather than owners, it’s vital that you allow God to speak to you regarding your plans for His money.

Married couples should make these planning decisions together, not just because it ensures “buy-in,” but because it makes you a team instead of opponents. One-half of marriages end in divorce, and 80% of those are due, in part, to money problems.

Ultimately, your financial plan can only be decided on by you, but having a step-by-step plan can help you stay on track when the inevitable spending temptations grab your attention.

Your goals are worth sacrificing to reach, and taking the time to establish a comprehensive plan is the first step. It’s time to replace your good intentions with action by creating and following a personal financial plan. When it comes time to move into the financial home you’ve built, you’ll be glad you did.

You can do it with God’s help. If we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

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