2017-03-11 Spending it Today’s World & Women & Money

March 11, 2017

It really doesn’t matter if you made $22,000, $45,000, $100,000 or $40 million, like Johnny Depp last year, it’s how you handle the money that counts.  Step one for everyone, no matter the income level, is to have a spending plan. This will help you monitor and stay on track when it comes to how, where and when you spend money. Everyone who has done this has always learned something.

 Too many of the people who come to us for advice have no idea how much money they spend each month. They can recall the mortgage or rent payment, and have a good idea when it comes to the utilities and car payments, but all the money that trickles through their fingers can’t be identified.

 Here’s a quiz for you - How much did you spend eating out last month?  Include the stops for coffee; lunches, even if you went to a fast food joint; dinners, even if you picked up something prepared on the way home; trips to the soda machine; snack bar, etc … I guarantee the total is more than you think it is!

 The 30 day tracking spreadsheet is used in the Navigating your Finances God’s Way Bible study to help people understand where their money is going. The spending plan categories is a list of the most common categories for spending.

 If you are trying to right your financial ship, save for retirement, send the kids to college or pay off debt, we have two excellent resources for you:

 Navigating Your Finances God’s Way is a 9-week Bible study for a small group, even if your group consists of you!

 A digital copy of our book  can be accessed for free by clicking on the title:  Your Money CountsBy reading it you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

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