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Savings Day – Prepare for the Unexpected

God cares about your finances!  Proverbs 21:20 says “The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down”. God also commends the ant for storing up food during times of plenty. See, saving is an example of God’s grace in action. God wants us to save for the unexpected so we’ll […]

Success In Savings Is Having A Plan

My son, John, recently totaled his car. Thankfully he was not injured. Although the car was a total loss he learned first hand about the value of having a savings account. John was taught to save from an early age. He used the giving, saving and spending method every time he earned money. So, when […]

7 Rules for Riches – Emergency Savings Account

Do you like surprises? Or, maybe I should say, are you ready for them – those surprise expenses that catch you off-guard! Unexpected costs are inevitable in life. A year ago, a reported 6 in 10 Americans didn’t have enough money to cover a $500 unplanned expense. This is crazy! An emergency fund is for […]

Emergency Savings

Brandon’s car wreck was a total accident, but unfortunately it was his fault! Though the other car was fine, his car was a mess. It was going to be expensive to repair the car after the accident. But there was some good news…. Brandon had an emergency savings account! He had been trying to be […]

An Emergency Savings Fund

How has your summer been so far? Everything going according to plan? Well, if your summer is going anything like mine, you may have a kid with a broken foot, and a bunch of trees down on your power lines! The truth is, life rarely goes according to our plan. Which is why having a […]

Are You Worried You’ll Outlive Your Retirement Savings?

According to a new Bankrate.com survey, “People who earn more than $75,000 have a greater fear that they’ll run out of money in retirement. Overall, 23% of survey respondents say their top worry is that their savings will run out, but 29% of those in the $75,000-and-up income bracket say the same.” According to an […]

Savings Day – Store Brands vs. Name Brands

 This is a good time to increase your savings. It used to irritate me when my wife, Ann purchased store-brand items. I thought they were sub-par until finding out many are made by name-brand companies. Experts say, “.. the cost of store-brand foods and beverages is at least 20 to 25 percent less than name […]

Savings Day – A Dollar a Day

It’s Build Your Savings Day! Day-to-day habits of working and controlling spending is the way to grow your savings. Proverbs 21:5 says: “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” A recent poll by Chase Bank reports that one in four Americans don’t have a saving account. Yet, […]

Savings Day – Avoid These Common Mistakes

If you want to grow your savings account, learn to avoid some common mistakes. According to Bankrate.com, people lose financial progress when making the following mistakes. The first is having too many goals. It’s overwhelming. So, start simple. Focus on 1 or 2 things for a month or quarter, like building your emergency fund or […]

Savings Day – Transformation

It’s Build Your Savings Day! Remember when Peter stepped out of the boat?  He stepped into the sacred space of letting go and trusting totally. Are you willing to step out, and let God mold you into faithful stewards for His use? In the Blue Book by Jim Branch, a chapter titled In Between discusses […]