The only way to reach a financial goal is to work at it. The most important step in reaching that goal is to develop a plan to achieve it. That's why it is so important to plan ahead for your retirement and your financial future. While the idea of planning ahead and building a solid financial strategy for success can sometimes be intimidating and overwhelming, once you get started, it will become easier.
With a little planning and a better understanding of what your investment options are, you too can successfully manage your money and pursue your financial goals.
Dreams worth pursuing do not have to be spectacular or amazing. The important thing is living a dream that is really yours. Those who are most fulfilled know what they want and go after it. Understanding and shaping vision is the basis for any new or existing personal or business career. Vision development is a process.
But first, it seems appropriate to ask some questions. Why are you here? What is your personal purpose in life? Why are you doing what you are doing? What brought you to this profession? Why are you where you are? These are all questions you must ask yourself before developing a successful personal vision. They same holds true when it comes to a business vision. Understanding who you a ... more
Flip-Flop Your Concept of Giving! Bestselling author Randy Alcorn introduced readers to a revolution in material freedom and radical generosity with the release of the original The Treasure Principle in 2001. Now the revision to the compact, perennial bestseller includes a provocative new concluding chapter depicting God asking a believer questions about his stewardship over material resources.
Readers are moved from the realms of thoughtful Bible exposition into the highly personal arena of everyday life. Because when Jesus told His followers to "lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven," He intended that they discover an astounding secret: how joyful giving brings God maximum glory and His children maximum pleasure ... more
If you will live like no one else, later you can "live" like no one else.
Build up your money muscles with America's favorite finance coach.
Okay, folks, do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program, people. There's one sure way to whip your finances into shape, and that's with The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition.
By now, you've heard all the nutty get-rich-quick schemes, the fiscal diet fads that leave you with a lot of kooky ideas but not a penny in your pocket. Hey, if you're tired of the lies and sick of the false promises, take a look at ... more
Finding freedom from your fears is easier than you think. Let Max Lucado help you or your small group explore and find a spiritual solution to the growing minefield of fear. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? In six sessions, "Fearless" addresses some of your biggest fears and shows you how the solution may be easier than you think.
This companion participant's guide can be used for personal journaling or as a prompt for open-hearted discussions with your small group.
A practical and inspirational book based on the principle of sowing and reaping. If we sow fear, what will be our harvest? And conversely, if we sow faith, what will we grow? This book moves the reader beyond fear and guilt about giving and into confidence, security, and excitement. Andy Stanley unpacks our irrational fears about money, helping us to discover that generous giving is actually an invitation for our heavenly Father to get involved in our finances and resupply us with enough seed to sow generously throughout our lifetime.
This Book is a collection of Poems, Speeches, and Skits for Christmas and Easter Programs. Even if you're not involved with planning and implementing a program, this book is an inspiration just to read. It was inspired by God to help you discover the real reason for our Savior's birth, death, and resurrection. Use it for your next Easter and Christmas Program and let it touch your heart and the ones who don't know and love Jesus will learn to love him.
In this fresh, interactive guide, respected financial expert Dave Ramsey offers a proven, comprehensive plan for getting in shape financially.B The Total Money Makeover Workbook takes you one step closer to getting out of debt and achieving financial health. Against a playful backdrop of fitness terminology, Dave gives solid, hard-hitting advice and the ?hope? and the ?how-to? needed to turn goals into reality. The Total Money Makeover Workbook includes:
Useful worksheets and forms
Readable and informative charts and graphs
The four factors that keep people from getting in shape financially
The Total Money Makeover Workbook is an essential resource for anyone desiring total financial f ... more
Randy Alcorn uses the Bible to approach this often touchy subject head-on, sounding a wake-up call to Christians who have adopted the world's attitude towards wealth and prosperity. Thought-provoking arguments challenge readers to change their attitudes and use their God-given resources in ways that will impact eternity. Alcorn deals straightforwardly with materialism, stewardship, and rewards in heaven.
Finances are the leading cause of marital breakdown and strife. Countless families give the false impression of being wealthy while drowning in a sea of debt. Family Financial Workbook is the best tool a family can have to manage their finances with God's direction. With a comprehensive collection of easy-to-follow worksheets, practicality is key feature of this great resource.
Table of Contents
1. If You Read Nothing Else...Read This!
2. Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail
3. Everybody Needs a Budget!
4. Where Are You Now?
5. Setting Your Budget
6. Making Your Budget Work
7. Budget Challenges
8. Resource Sectio ... more
In Love Your Life, Not Theirs, Rachel Cruze shines a spotlight on the most damaging money habit we have: comparing ourselves to others. Then she unpacks seven essential money habits for living the life we really want - a life in line with our values, where we can afford the things we want to buy without being buried under debt, stress, and worry.
The Joneses are broke. Life looks good, but hidden beneath that glossy exterior are credit card bills, student loans, car payments, and an out-of-control mortgage. Their money situation is a mess, and they're trying to live a life they simply can't afford. So why exactly do we try so hard to keep up with the Joneses? Are we really living the lives we want, or are ... more
With new chapters on marriage and money, kids and money, and singles and money, Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace Revisited" helps readers to understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right--financially, emotionally, and spiritually.
Certified behavioral consultant Deborah Pegues knows how easily a slip of the tongue can cause problems in personal and business relationships. This is why she wrote the popular "30 Days to Taming Your Tongue "(280,000 copies sold). Now in trade size, Pegues's 30?day devotional will help each reader not only tame their tongue but make it productive rather than destructive.
With humor and a bit of refreshing sass, Deborah devotes chapters to learning how to overcome the Retaliating Tongue Know?It?All Tongue Belittling Tongue Hasty Tongue Gossiping Tongue 25 More
Short stories, anecdotes, soul?searching questions, and scripturally based personal affirmations combine to make each applicable and life changing.
After Steven Scott flunked out of six jobs in his first four years after college, his best friend, Gary Smalley, offered one simple suggestion that would transform his life: study a chapter in Proverbs every day.
Two years later, using the amazing strategies he gleaned from Solomon, Scott started a small company with a partner. Within six months their business was making over a million dollars a week. In the years since they have built more than a dozen multimillion-dollar companies.
In addition, by applying the wisdom of Proverbs to his personal life, Scott restored his relationship with his estranged wife. In this life-changing book, Scott reveals Solomon's hidden treasures - often-overlooked wisdom for achievi ... more
A Christmas play with a surprise ending The church youth group and adult leaders prepare to practice for a Christmas program. They anticipate a visit by the church's new custodian, who will clean and lock up the building. A visitor arrives, who all believe to be the custodian. The visitor begins to help with the rehearsal. With his help, the real meaning of Christmas is clearly revealed to all. The stranger leaves. To the surprise of the cast (but not the audience) the "real" custodian finally arrives. The cast ponders: "Who was that visitor?" This simple play is easily adaptable for any size group. No special props are rquired other than a lectern and a Bible. Charles Byrd, Hershey, Pennsylvania ... more
Ray and Lillian Bair developed this popular family budget guide and daily record book to help readers discover where their money goes and how they can manage their spending, saving, and giving in a healthier way.
People often try managing their money apart from God's plan. Bad plan. Until people have an attitude change about money, it will continue to control and confuse them. How to Manage Your Money is an excellent tool to get readers on track toward a liberated financial life. This newly re-packaged bestseller contains updated material, plus a step-by-step, in-depth study of God's principles for money management.
Dave Ramsey knows what it's like to have -- and to lose -- it all. By age 26 he had accumulated a personal real estate portfolio worth over $4 million; by age 30, he was so far into debt he was forced to declare personal bankruptcy. Ramsey rebuilt his financial life -- and now he offers his hard-won advice, and much-needed hope, to the many Americans who find themselves in serious debt and are desperately looking for a way out.
There are no gimmicks or quick fixes to Ramsey's method of financial salvation. Instead he encourages readers to take "baby steps", set realistic goals, and seek the support of family and friends. Ramsey's advice is easy to follow, and, because he's been there, he doesn't talk down to his audien ... more
Even the most dedicated Christians are facing bankruptcy and overextended credit. In Using Your Money Wisely, Larry Burkett demonstrates God's principles for prudent money management. Concise articles cover virtually all aspects of finances.
How to Have More Than Enough focuses on ten traits essential to creating prosperity, teaching children about money, living debt-free, and achieving marital bliss when it comes to finances. This easy to follow workbook illustrates each of these traits andallows readers to assess their progress and evaluate their situation.