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Money is a training ground for God to develop our trustworthiness, Luke 16:11. Principle 5 Avoid Debt. “The borrower is a slave to the lender.” Prov 22:7 Pay credit card balances off every month Never buy consumer goods such as clothes, furniture, or electronics on credit

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principle 5 avoid debt
Principle 5Avoid Debt
  • “The borrower is a slave to the lender.” Prov 22:7
  • Pay credit card balances off every month
  • Never buy consumer goods such as clothes, furniture, or electronics on credit
  • Don’t rent consumer good or electronics on “rent-to-own” plans
  • It’s better to drive a clunker with a small note than a luxury car that’s “loaded” with debt
learn from your mistakes
Learn from Your Mistakes
  • “The one who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.” Prov 28:13
  • Take responsibility; prayerfully ask God to help you become a better steward of the resources He has entrusted to you
benefits of goals
Benefits of Goals
  • They provide direction and purpose
  • They help crystallize your sthinking
  • They provide personal motivation
  • They are a statement of God’s will for you
setting goals for financial fitness
Setting Goals for Financial Fitness
  • Most people have good intentions or a vague idea of wanting to do something but do not intentionally and prayerfully set written goals.
  • You have to live by goals, not only in setting them.
thoughts
Thoughts
  • "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."
  • "Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work." H. L. Hungt
  • We must be careful not to let our current appetites steal away any chance we might have for a future feast. Jim Rohn

http://kolmetz.com/quotes/quotes%20goals.html

goal setting is a faith process
Goal setting is a faith process
  • I believe God would have me ______.
  • Spend time with God, write down your impressions, make those impressions measurable, and take action.
  • Focus on what God directs you to do.
short term goals
Short-term goals
  • Next six to twelve months
  • One to five years
  • Level of charitable giving
  • Taxes
  • Living expenses
  • Lifestyle
  • At peace with short-term financial decision making
long term goals
Long-term goals
  • Fear potential financial events?
  • Debt level?
  • Progress towards goals
  • Investment portfolio?
  • Spouse’s concerns?
  • Peace with long-term financial decision making?
mistakes to avoid
Mistakes to Avoid
  • Not setting goals at all
  • Unmatching goals between spouses
  • Setting unquantified goals – going for a ride
  • Setting goals based on fear rather than faith
    • Fear of failure related to our search for significance
    • Fear of the future relates to our search for security
review weekend agenda
Review weekend agenda
  • Pages 68-69 in the textbook
benefits of faith goal setting
Benefits of Faith Goal Setting
  • If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority
  • Lead to future capacity to attin other desirable ends
  • Mutually consistent, step-by-step accomplishment of each one aids in the achievement of the others
  • Are a statement of faith; Prov 16:9, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”