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Kingdom Empowerment Concerning Economics. Confessions. “ This time tomorrow, things are about to change: Father, in the name of Jesus, I confess Your will over my finances this day. I have placed my tithe, which is Holy, in the Kingdom and I

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“This time tomorrow, things are about to change:

  • Father, in the name of Jesus, I confess Your

will over my finances this day. I have placed

my tithe, which is Holy, in the Kingdom and I

claim heaven’s blessings over my life.

  • We are 100% tithe givers. Our property

and debt are paid in full and we owe no




  • Today, I'm blessed that there is no lack, all my needs are met, I’m out of debt, and I have more than enough to be a blessing.
  • All financial doors are opened and I’m free to bring seed to be sown into the Kingdom. Endless bounty comes to me. I’m healed and Spirit-filled. Sickness and disease are far from me. I walk in dominion and authority.


  • Everything about me is changing for the best. My body is strong and healthy. My mind is fortified and resolute. My emotions are sound and stable. My faith is steadfast and unwavering.
7 steps for a successful budget
7 Steps For a Successful Budget
  • Track Spending for a Month
  • Put Savings on Autopilot
  • Prioritize Spending
  • Use Cash for Daily Spending
  • Tackle Credit Card Debt
  • Build Emergency Savings Account
  • 7 Ways to Live Within Your Means

Using a cash budget envelope system will help you control spending and save money.

  • Spending cash "forces you to come up with a spending plan beforehand.” When you use cash, “it gives you a good feeling, you walk away not owing anyone.”
  • It provides more convenience and security.

4 Morsels to Taste-Test in an


  • Is an all-cash spending plan for you?
  • Is a debit card paper or plastic?
  • Is there still a need for a credit card?
  • Can you protect your credit score?

4 Steps to an ALL-CASH DIET

Living on Cash Alone

  • Go Cold Turkey or Take Baby Steps
  • Before You Start, Track Your Spending
  • Decide what Form of "Cash" You Should


  • Have a Safety Valve
debt management
Debt Management

What is our Role in Managing Debt in this “Fragile” Economy?

good debt vs bad debt
Good Debt vs Bad Debt
  • Good Debt – Debt is good when it is tied to an asset of value, an investment.

Good Debt is also used to make purchases that you can pay off in a short period of time (90 days same as cash) and paying more than the minimum due.

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Good Debt vs Bad Debt (cont’d)
  • Bad Debt – Debt that is accumulated and does not get paid off monthly, resulting in high interest rates and perhaps even late fees.

An example of bad debt are Pay-Day Loans (a form of post dating your pay check). Bad debt is debt that has accumulated and became unmanageable.

debt management warning signs
Debt Management“Warning Signs”
  • Missed Payments Lack of Time Management or Lack of Funds
  • Calls from Collection Agencies
  • “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul”
  • Making Payments in the Grace Periods
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Debt Management“Warning Signs”
  • Exhausted All Limits on Credit Cards and the Creditor Closes the Account
  • Taking Cash Advance on Credit Cards
  • Current Monthly Payment is Not Enough to Cover at Least the Interest Due on the Outstanding Balance
debt management snowball method
Debt Management(Snowball Method)
  • The debt-snowball method is a debt reduction strategy, whereby you pay off the accounts starting with the smallest balances first while paying the minimum on larger debts.
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Debt Management(Snowball Method)
  • Once the smallest debt is paid off, the money proceeds to the next slightly larger small debt above that, so on and so forth, gradually proceeding to the larger ones later.
  • Dare to be Different – What you do in the worst of times really tells who you are.
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Debt Management(Snowball Method)
  • Talk About Your Debt – They can be part of the solution or part of the problem.
  • Take Baby Steps – It builds confidence and motivation, achieving a long-term goal like debt elimination.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (Philippians 4:6)

emergency fund
Emergency Fund

Major House


Medical Bills

Major Car Repairs

“To provide adequate income to meet your emergencies “

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Emergency Fund
  • Funds needed if you lost your job
  • Funds needed if you change jobs and

your income changes

  • Funds needed for unexpectancies,

especially if you are self-employed

  • Funds needed to meet your expenses for

a set period of time

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Emergency Fund

Your Emergency Fund:

  • What is your total net income after taxes? Income per month: $_____________
  • Net Amount x 12 = Minimum in EF
  • Net Amount x 24 = Maximum in EF

Emergency Fund - Advantages:

  • Turns a crisis into an inconvenience.
  • Keeps you focused on reducing rather than increasing debt.
    • Dollar amount should be set by the person

who has the greatest need for financial


    • Changes your money habits & makes you less

likely to use your emergency fund. Changes

your idea about what truly constitutes an



Emergency Fund - Advantages:

  • Once an emergency fund is in place, life-altering events become simple budget challenges
  • Even with guaranteed income (i.e. pension plan), you still need an emergency fund
  • By living life on financial principals, a very high percentage of your decisions are already made
  • Note: A generous emergency fund can be a wonderful gift to your spouse and add strength to your marriage.
7 ways to live within your means
7 Ways to Live Within Your Means

Cut Spending

Track Spending

Balance Needs & Wants

Conquer the Most Important Steps to Debt Freedom

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7 Ways to Live Within Your Means
  • Know how much you make
  • Spend less money than you bring in
  • Boost your income
  • Stop relying on credit cards

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Hebrew 12: 11)

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7 Ways to Live Within Your Means
  • Don't try to keep up with the Joneses or the Hiltons.
  • Save up for purchases instead of using credit.
  • Start an emergency fund.

Bonus: It's equally important to pay your bills on time!

budget management tips
Budget Management Tips
  • Pray – Ask for the Lord’s Guidance
  • Establish a Written Budget - Helps you Plan Ahead
  • List Your Assets – Everything You Own
  • List Your Liabilities – Everything You Owe
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Budget Management Tips
  • Establish a Debt Repayment Schedule for Each Creditor – No one gets out of debt by accident.
  • Consider Earning Additional Income – Pay off debt with additional income.
  • Accumulate No New Debt – Start paying for your purchases with cash.
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Budget Management Tips
  • Be Content with What You Have – Throw away catalogs and magazines.
  • Consider a Change in Lifestyle – Downsize (home, car, phone, etc.)
  • Do Not Give Up – Follow through on your commitment.