Friday, January 22, 2010

If you're anything like me....

You don't know how to spend/ to save/ to delegate/ to budget MONEY!!

What did I miss??! Was there a "Have some freaking self control" elective that I missed in high school? Did I opt out of the "Learn how to be a responsible human being and adult" lecture study in college? When does an individual learn how to manage his or her finances? How does one learn......?

My friend Amy sent me this awesome prayer today and the Lord knows I need it--especially when our lives in such a huge transition mode right now, getting organized and budgeted before we mix everything up would be very beneficial.

Release your Godly wisdom that I may be a
Good steward over all that you have given me
GOD, for I know how wonderful and mighty
You are and how if we just obey you and walk
In your word and have the faith of a Mustard
Seed that you will pour out blessings.
I thank you now Lord for the recent blessings I have
Received and for the blessings yet to come,
Because I know you are not done with me yet.
In Jesus name Amen...

I found that to be very inspirational. Also Dave Ramsey spoke at our Church several months ago, and he had some INCREDIBLE financial advise that comes straight out of the Good Book. Check it out, if you're anything like me and need a swift kick in the butt a bit of encouragement when it comes to your money. 


  1. The thing that helps me budget is keeping all my records on Quicken. When you have to categorize everything, it really shows you where your money goes.

  2. I really rely on my husband when it comes to budgeting. I need to start being more financially organized :) Good thing he is.

    Thanks for the prayer and link.

  3. I missed that lesson too. I am horrible with money!!!

  4. I'm quite good at bugeting and accounts now, one day I decided I really needed to get sorted and it took me a while to work it all out and get used to sticking to a budget. But it was worth it.

    I think it might be a good idea to teach kids about money and budgeting! Hope everything gets sorted out for you.

  5. i've tried Quicken and kept with it for a week or so and then just completely lost track... I bet i don't even remember the log in information. I wish my husband kept track of the books but he doesn't either. we're both not very good :/

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