These days, there’s a big myth that’s fooling a lot of people. It’s the myth that debt is an effective part of their financial plan. Credit has been marketed to us so effectively that most people think they can’t live without it. They think it’s a good thing, a necessary thing. Credit has allowed many of us to live and spend beyond our means causing unnecessary stress and hardship.
The late Zig Ziglar used to say, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” I’ve always liked that quote because it’s a great reminder about the importance of planning. You can settle for breezing through life with no plan, but you’ll end up going nowhere. Anything of substance in life requires some careful thought ahead of time.
Previously, we discussed the christian frontier of intimacy between couples and God. Today, we will begin looking at that other christian frontier riddled with confusion and differing options, finance. Of course, like with intimacy, let’s take a look at what the Bible has to say about finances and money.
Pretend for a minute that you started a company called YOU, Inc., and it’s your job to manage every cent that passes through the company. If you managed money for YOU, Inc., the same way you manage money for you now, would you fire you?