Archive | Budgeting/Planning

Getting Started With a Budget
Using a budget is one of the smartest money management moves you could make. For guidance on using a paper & pencil system, read the Budget Quick Start Guide and make use of the Cash Flow Plan, Cash Flow Tracker, and Recommended Spending Guidelines, all found in the Resources section. For help using the online tool Mint.com, watch my tutorials here, here, and here. And for help with the Envelope system, read this article.

Remember, “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” – Proverbs 21:5

May It Be

“For nothing is impossible with God.” – Luke 1:37 I love the start of a new year.  It’s a chance to begin again, to set fresh goals and make new plans for the months ahead. As we make plans for 2008, whether financial or other types, let’s make sure that our plans are God’s plans. […]

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Make No Little Plans

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.” 
- 1 Corinthians 2:9 As a Chicagoan, I’ve long been drawn to a quote attributed to Daniel Burnham, the visionary city planner who designed Chicago’s beautiful lakefront in the early 1900’s.  He said, “Make […]

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