Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
Provers 21:5 (The Message)
Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run; hurry and scurry puts you further behind.
What are you doing today to make your money grow? What are you doing today to save your money? You might say "well, what can I do to make my money grow, how can I save money?" My answer is this "gather your money little by little!!"
If God tells us that "careful planning puts us ahead in the long run", I believe Him! If you are like most, saving money is the last thing on your mind, but it shouldn't be. Situations happen everyday that need our attention, and often times need our money; you get a flat tire, you have an unexpected bill to pay, or your child needs something. What do you do if you don't have a surplus, how do you handle those situations?
For those of you who don't know where to begin as it relates to saving money, let me throw a couple of different scenarios at you:
- Try packing your lunch everyday for 1 week and put the money you would have used into a jar, and at the end of the week see how much money you saved. Most people spend about $6 a day on lunch, which is a saving of $30 a week, just for packing your lunch. If you feel comfortable doing it after a week, try doing it for one whole year, and see how you save $1,560 almost effortlessly.
- But what if you say "Kellee, I'm already doing that, I pack my lunch everyday, how else can I save money?" My answer would be this: you can have your payroll company deduct $25 out of your paycheck every week, or $50 every two weeks, and have that money go directly into a saving account. Get a saving account without an ATM card, so you don't have easy access to your savings. And don't touch your savings unless a real emergency occurs. In doing that, you will see how your finances grow by allowing it to gather little by little. Which will in turn put you ahead in the long run!
I have faith in you!! I know you can do this!! We'll do it together!!
Have a Most Prosperous Day!!