Budgeting

Being good stewards over our money is a must. Not the best at this? Me either, which is why budgeting is soooooo helpful. Budgeting can help us reach our goals, not feel like we are throwing away our money, and prevent us from being stressed when it is time to pay bills.

Read the words from Jesus:

Luke 14:28-30  “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

See? There it is. Below is a sample of a simple budget sheet I made on Microsoft Word. It took less than 4 minutes! (To make a table go to the insert tab and press table).

Budget (Bi-Weekly)

     Paycheck ($) : 300

 

Item Amount
 Rent  $145
 Tithes  $30
 Food  $40
 Phone Bill  $25
Extra Spending Money  $60

How has budgeting helped you? Tried this sheet and it worked? Let us know in the comments! 🖤

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Time Management

Ecclesiastes 11:4The Message (MSG)

When the clouds are full of water, it rains.

When the wind blows down a tree, it lies where it falls.

Don’t sit there watching the wind. Do your own work.

Don’t stare at the clouds. Get on with your life.

1 Corinthians 10:23-24The Message (MSG)

Looking at it one way, you could say, “Anything goes. Because of God’s immense generosity and grace, we don’t have to dissect and scrutinize every action to see if it will pass muster.” But the point is not to just get by. We want to live well, but our foremost efforts should be to help others live well.

With 24 special hours in the day, there is so much we can do. Sometimes I find myself with so much to do and not even accomplishing half of it 😩. That is where planning my day comes in. Many affordable planners do not have hour by hour breakdowns, so an easy way to save money and still be efficient is making a task sheet on your computer. Adding a pretty border help with the aesthetics.How does planning your day help you? Did this task sheet help you? Tell us about it in the comments!

Time                                Task(s)
7am
8am
9am
10am
11am
12pm
1pm
2pm
3pm
4pm
5pm
6pm
7pm
8pm
9pm
10pm
11pm
12am