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Authentic Manhood. Winning at Work & Home. Session 6:. How the Man Makes the Money Work at Home. Big Picture Perspectives. A. Money promises happiness , but the facts say otherwise. Big Picture Perspectives. B. What couples argue about the most and

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Authentic Manhood

Winning at Work & Home

Session 6:

How the Man Makes the

Money Work at Home


Big Picture Perspectives

A. Money promises happiness, but

the facts say otherwise.


Big Picture Perspectives

B. What couples argue about the most and

longest is money. That’s a fact, too!

The Reasons:

1. We have little, if any, practical, financial

instruction to draw on.

• Few of us were taught money

management practices at home.

• Few of us were taught money

management practices in school.

• Therefore, most couples address their

financial issues through a painful

trial and error process.


Big Picture Perspectives

B. What couples argue about the most and

longest is money. That’s a fact, too!

The Reasons:

2. We also have differing financial

personalities.

• The number conscious personality.

• The carefree personality.


Big Picture Perspectives

C. For the reasons above, the Bible

speaks long and loud on money

with a wisdom that works.


“Therefore, laying aside falsehood,

speak truth to one another.”

Ephesians 4:25

High Yield Money Practices for Couples

A. Face the facts.


High Yield Money Practices for Couples

A. Face the facts.

1. Know what you really spend.

2. Tracking.


“Can two walk together unless they be agreed?”

Amos 3:3

High Yield Money Practices for Couples

B. Decide together as a couple where

you want your money to go before

you spend it.


High Yield Money Practices for Couples

B. Decide together as a couple where

you want your money to go before

you spend it.

1. Look at the facts and budget out

of this reality.

2. Most couples will need some

outside help getting started with a

budget.

3. Important: Never spend money

that has not been pre-approved.


“The borrower becomes the lender’s slave.”

Proverbs 22:7

High Yield Money Practices for Couples

C. Limit debt.

1. The good

• Home

2. The questionable

• Car loans

• Student loans

• Home Equity loans

3. The ugly

• Credit cards


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home

A. This budget formula should be

managed by Mr./Mrs. “Numbers

Conscious.”


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

MTH is monthly take home income.


“He who is generous will be blessed.”

Proverbs 22:9

A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

G is the money we give away.


“Honor the Lord from your wealth, and from the first of all your produce.”

Proverbs 3:9

A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

G is the money we give away.

1. We need to regularly give some of our

money away.

2. The Christian honors God for blessing

him by giving a regular tithe.


“But those who want to get rich fall into many foolish and harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

1 Timothy 6:9-10

A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

G is the money we give away.

3. For every man, Christian or not, giving:

• Is a character builder that counteracts

corrupting greed.


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

G is the money we give away.

3. For every man, Christian or not, giving:

• Is a character builder that counteracts

corrupting greed.

• Connects us to helping others which

is a major ingredient to personal

happiness.

• Connects us toa greater purpose than

ourselves which is a second major

ingredient to personal happiness.


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

S is what we pay to ourselves for saving for the future.

1. Save something out of every check.

2. A healthy, monthly saving

amount: 10%


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

1/12 IE is what we pay to ourselves for irregular expenses that come due throughout the year.

1. Quarterly car insurance, Christmas

expenses, school tuition, repairs, etc.

2. Open a “freedom account.”


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

CA is Mr./Mrs. Carefree’s monthly allowance we pay out to bless and boundary our mate.


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

RMB are the regular, monthly bills we pay.


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

DM is the discretionary money we have left for ourselves as a couple.

1. Couples need to decide in their budget

which areas should get this DM and how

much.

2. Young married couples or couples who

lack financial discipline may need to put

these amounts in cash envelopes and

spend out of them to discipline their

discretionary spending.


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

DM is the discretionary money we have left for ourselves as a couple.

3. The numbers conscious personality

watches over DM when it stays in the

check book.


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

What about credit cards?

1. No charging unless we both agree.

2. Relinquish cards you can’t control.


A Winning Formula for Managing Your Money at Home harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

MTH - G - S - 1/12 IE - CA - RMB = DM

What about God?


Four “Musts” for the Married Man Concerning Money harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

A. Accept responsibility for sound financial

practices in your home whether you are

the numbers conscious personality or not.

1. It reduces stress and conflict between

you and your wife.

2. It draws your wife’s respect and

admiration.

3. It brings security to your wife (a top

feminine need!) and freedom to your

marriage.

4. It requires the paradox principle.


Four “Musts” for the Married Man Concerning Money harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

B. Make sure you have provided for

the future of your family.

1. Will

2. Insurance: death, disability


Four “Musts” for the Married Man Concerning Money harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

C. Provide a safe place for keeping all

your important financial

information.

1. Put everything in a fireproof

container at home or in a safety

deposit box at a bank.

2. Put a love letter inside.


Four “Musts” for the Married Man Concerning Money harmful desires. For the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil and some by longing for it have pierced themselves with many sorrows.”

D. Keep growing in your financial

understanding.

1. Read good books.

2. Seek wise, outside counsel.

3. Get into a couple’s financial study

group.


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