Self-disciplining, though rarely fun, is always beneficial. I have more than one area in my life in need of a clean sweep and a fresh start, but today I’m focusing on money. It’s all God’s. He simply allows us to steward it.
Budgeting has never been my, shall we say, forte, but it is an integral part in managing God’s money well (at least for us), so with my part of the budget I’ve started using cash envelopes.
Dave Ramsey is a fan of this method (as well as my sweet friend Ellen
), but I also came across Trina from Beginner Beans…on growing in faith + life for God’s glory. She shares her own personal budget along with cash categories and a multitude of other wise ideas.
A few other frugal favorites:
Have you tried the cash envelope system or do you have another method that works for you? I’d love to hear about it!
For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and
count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when
he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin
to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to
finish.’ Luke 14: 28-30