Money: Basic Budgeting

Hi. Welcome to Redeem the Commute. I’m Ryan, your host for the Money Course. Have you ever known someone whose money decisions drove you crazy? The kind of people who spend on a new bathroom, when you can see the roof is going to leak any day? The Grandma who saves all her money in the cookie jar, instead of investing in something that earns interest? The friend who can never come out for dinner because they’re always broke? Sometimes we forget that there are different attitudes around money – not everyone sees is the same way! It comes down to our personalities, our family history, experiences, and more. It also comes down to what one believes about life in this world – is everything given by God, or are we on our own? This is why Jesus spoke so much about money – more in fact than sex, or any of those other hot button issues that people think Christians are supposed to be most concerned with! Jesus gives some specific guidance about money for anyone who wants to follow him – and it’s challenging advice! It sometimes goes counter to the prevailing wisdom in the world about money. But he knew that money was powerful, and could become such a focus in our lives it would distract our attention away from God. That’s why he said no one can serve two masters: God and money! As we’ll explore in this course, there are some common tools that can help us as well – things like budgets. What differs for a Christian budget isn’t the mechanism or the math, but simply the principles that inform decisions on what stays and goes. But to start, we have a quiz for you to complete and determine your money type at http://www.redeemthecommute.com/?p=23312
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