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Get Financial Control The CFO – Cash Flow Options to Financial Freedom Author: Vonda Ashley. Instructions. Open the Excel file A written instruction page in located on the first tab at the bottom of the screen or you can follow these slides. Preparations Tab.

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get financial control www getfinancialcontrol net

Get Financial

The CFO – Cash Flow Options to Financial Freedom

Author: Vonda Ashley

  • Open the Excel file
  • A written instruction page in located on the first tab at the bottom of the screen or you can follow these slides
preparations tab
Preparations Tab

List monthly net income

income amount critical
Income Amount - CRITICAL
  • Use base pay, not commissions (if applicable)
  • Use a consistent salary
  • Don’t add bonuses until they’re in the bank
inconsistent income
Inconsistent Income
  • Real estate agents – know how many houses you need to sell in a 3 month period
  • Insurance Agents – know how many policies you need to sell within a 3 month period
  • Be accountable for that income
list un negotiable bills
List Un-Negotiable Bills

Place the AMOUNT due in the WHEN due column

list manageable expenditures
List Manageable Expenditures

Necessary but “manageable” (when/how much is purchased)

list outstanding debts
List outstanding debts
  • #1 GOAL – Get out of debt
  • #2 GOAL – Stay out of debt
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List outstanding debts
  • Complete a debt sheet for each debt owed
  • Sort by amount – smallest to largest
  • Pay off smallest debt 1st
  • Use the payment you were paying for that and put towards the next smallest debt and so on
create a spending plan
Create a Spending Plan
  • Choose the pay cycle for your household
complete the spreadsheet
Complete the Spreadsheet
  • Open the Spreadsheet. Place curser here to add income.
enter the household income
Enter the Household Income
  • Enter the household income using the last check of the month as the first check of the following month

Example: Dec 31 paycheck is entered as January income

what if that money is spent
What if that money is spent?
  • This step is critical or you’ll always be playing ‘catch up’!
  • Figure out how much of next month’s money you’ve already spent
  • Find things you can cut back or cut out until you can get “caught up”
look at the little things
Look at the “Little Things”
  • Gum, mints, bottled water
  • Starbuck’s - $5.00 per day, 5 days a week = $25 a week= $100 per month
  • Little things add up – watch your cash!
  • Eat at home instead of eating out - HUGE
adjusting your food budget
Adjusting your food budget
  • Probably the easiest to do and gets the quickest results.

Full family meals less than $10.00

  • Hamburger helper
  • Beans and cornbread
  • Chili
  • Spaghetti
  • Soup
  • Broccoli Chicken Alfredo
  • Bacon and Eggs or Sausage
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Complete the Spreadsheet
  • Fill in the first column. Copy (Ctrl C) and Paste (Ctrl V) to the end of the year.
the next 5 slides
The Next 5 Slides
  • The next four slides are for those who really want to prosper and not always have a “just getting by” attitude
  • If you are offended by the Holy Bible and doing things God’s way, skip to slide 30
  • If you want a proven way to be successful, continue to the next slide
doing it god s way
Doing it God’s Way
  • Tithing is not optional according to Malachi 3: 8-12
  • 90% blessed will go farther than 100% unblessed
  • God gave you the ability to learn and receive knowledge
  • Without HIM you can do nothing
  • The first 10% isn’t yours – it’s HIS
  • You don’t tell Uncle Sam you “can’t afford to pay him”
tithing seed time harvest
  • Tithing is a heart, obedience, and priority issue, not a financial one
  • God is your source
  • He uses Seed, Time, and Harvest to multiply His own Kingdom (Mark 4:30, 32)
  • GALATIANS 6:7 NIV “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.”
become a giver
Become a Giver
  • 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6 NIV “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.”
  • LUKE 6:38 NLT “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full -- pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back."
tithe amount
Tithe Amount
  • Gross vs Net? – Which do you want to be blessed on?
  • It’s not yours anyway, it belongs to God
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Tithe Amount
  • Enter your Tithe for the year on the spreadsheet
  • Add a line for sowing into a ministry or someone’s life and plan to give
add monthly bills by due date
Add monthly bills by due date
  • Using the info from the Preparations Tab, add monthly bills in the first column
  • Start with Non-negotiable items
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Add monthly bills by due date
  • Add manageable bills
  • Be sure to include credit card balances – use minimum payment due if necessary
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Add monthly bills by due date
  • Add a few blank rows for add-ins
  • Insert rows ABOVE the bottom row of the section
  • Be sure to copy the formula down to the bottom row
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Add monthly bills by due date
  • Use separate entries if necessary
  • Copy ONLY the “ITEM” and “AMOUNT” columns
  • DO NOT copy over the cells containing a zero. These cells contain formulas to make the spreadsheet work.
  • Paste the information into each month
add annual expenses
Add Annual Expenses
  • Enter any annual expenses in the appropriate month
  • Rows may be added but the formula must be copied to the added cells
add optional expenses
Add Optional Expenses
  • Enter any optional expenses in the appropriate month (AAA membership)
  • Rows may be added but the formula must be copied to the added cells
add previous balance
Add Previous Balance
  • Enter amount from checkbook to first month
how to use the tool
How to Use the Tool
  • It becomes an electronic copy of the check register
  • Adjustments are made on the tool when a bill is paid to reflect the actual amount paid
  • All purchases are listed on the spreadsheet unless a minimum balance on a credit card is used
  • If there are minus signs indicating a negative balance, the expenditures are more than the income and adjustments must be made
  • Work with lenders to determine a reasonable monthly payment
  • Change where you shop for groceries
  • Use coupons
  • Buy smaller quantities
  • Plan what you will buy (see grocery list)
  • Adjust lifestyle to fit your means
bottom line
Bottom Line
  • Know where your money is going
  • Know if you can afford something before purchasing
  • Plan for the things you really want
  • Manage your money
  • Set priorities and choose how to spend your money
  • God first – Tithe
  • Bills come before pleasure
  • Save for what you want
  • Make credit work FOR you
manage your credit cards
Manage your Credit Cards
  • Credit card bill is paid off for the month. There’s still a balance on it. Add it to next month.
  • Don’t put more on the card than you can pay off next month
more than one credit card
More than One Credit Card
  • Make sure they don’t have the same billing cycle so you can be sure you have the resources to pay them off each billing cycle
look ahead
Look Ahead
  • I’m trying to pay off the car early so I see how much extra I can pay on the car.

Wow! We will have an extra $2,000. That’s great!

if i pay the extra
If I Pay the Extra
  • In 3 months – negative $44.
how did it happen
How did it happen?
  • It’s tax time and we had to pay the Accountant.
  • The life insurance policy was due
  • The annual credit card fee was added in
  • The annual AAA dues were paid
  • We had extra gas this month because…..
  • We had five weeks of groceries this month
the cfo cash flow options
The CFO – Cash Flow Options
  • This tool works!
  • You CAN enjoy things
  • Just make EVERY financial decision using this tool
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The CFO – Cash Flow Options
  • Plan for special events and vacation
  • Save for large purchases and emergencies
  • Set your priorities
  • Make wise financial decisions based on your income
enjoy living debt free god s way
Enjoy living Debt Free - God’s Way
  • Malachi 3:8-12
  • Deuteronomy 28:1-14
  • Proverbs 22:4
  • Proverbs 22:9