●We have had so many struggles with money since we’ve been together and even before.
●No one came alongside us and really taught us how to handle our money well and be good
●National debt is now 19 trillion dollars.
●13 billion spent in the porn industry yearly
●2014 report from whitehouse.gov says that Americans spent 100 billion on illicit drugs
●Americans spend 90 billion a year on alcohol
●Americans waste 165 billion a year tossing out food
●Americans spent 66 ½ billion in lottery tickets in 2011
●2014 article states the average American spends 1,200 yearly on fast food
We can see that our country is terrible with our money. We’re selfish, immoral, and wasteful.
Life Issues - Money Tips
●Don’t Spend what you do not have – don’t buy a 30,000.00 car when you don’t have enough to
make the payments…and don’t try to convince yourself youll make it work. STOP WITH THE
●Buy used whenever you can – clothing, cars, shoes
○Craigslist, thrift stores, yard sales are great places to buy used
●Give to the Lord, even if you feel you don’t have it
●Make a budget, keep a budget (its okay to spend your money on leisure, but plan for it)
●Ditch the name brands – generic is fine!
●Stop impulsive shopping, make a list and stick to it
●Cut costs wherever you can: you can exchange cable for Netflix or even ditch it altogether and
rent movies from the library and watch youtube
●Have an emergency savings account
●Love of Money is evil 1 Timothy 6:10
●Do not lay up treasures on earth Matthew 6:19-21
●The Borrower is the slave to the lender Proverbs 22:7
●Be on Guard for covetousness Luke 12:15