Often at this time of year people consider resolutions for the New Year. Do you ever create goals or make resolutions for your finances? You should! Here are some things to consider that can help you get your finances into shape for 2018.
- Plant yourself in a local church and tithe regularly
- I firmly believe that God will get finances to you if he can get them through you. If you’re not going to invest into his kingdom, then is it really worth him providing you with the opportunity to acquire lots of wealth?
- Getting connected into a local church encourages you to connect with other Christians, grow spiritually and learn more of God’s word. Plus it gives you opportunity to give back into something that’s important to God (and should be to you!)
- Start saving from your next lot of pay.
- The only way you will save is if your prioritise it. Perhaps you know that you spend as much as (or even more) than you earn. Even if that is the case, your money can be sitting in savings until it is needed elsewhere. You earn interest daily in most savings accounts. You can save on money that will later need to be spent.
- Know your budget
- The simplest way to save is to spend less than you earn and put the rest into savings. If you are able to assess your whole budget for a year you’ll identify areas where you need to spend less or can cut back on spending. Once you know your budget, you can make a plan for changes that benefit you financially.
- Spend a little time each day for 30 days on the Wealthy Christians devotional.
- Looking at what God’s word has to say about wealth and practically applying some financial tips can put you in a lot better position for the New Year. It’s free to download!