31 days

31 days – fall 2013 – money

Let’s talk about the money, honey.

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Gary and I are 26 years old {until next Monday when I turn the big 2-7!}. We both finished college with student loans. We have cars that we were still paying off when we got married. We both held full time jobs post-college. We don’t have credit cards.

So with all of these factors, we’re learning new things about money and being accountable to one another as husband and wife.

Thankfully, with communicating, goal setting, budgeting, helpful tools, and finding ways to save, the lessons have been pretty easy so far.

Another lesson for me that has been big these days is contentment. It’s so easy to spend, spend, spend but I’ve been challenged these early days of marriage to be a little more thoughtful of my spending {more on this later in the series}.

Coincidentally, I read these verses in Hebrews 13 this morning that were a much needed reminder:

“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have,
for He has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

What a sweet reminder. Only the Lord – who will never us or forsake us – is the only one who can truly satisfy.

Now excuse me, as I go print off these words to attach to my debit card.

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