A Way Through

I am checking in again. Yes, I keep disappearing, but to tell you the truth, I am doing what I am supposed to be doing. On Monday I am going to get to teach a group of ladies how to budget and I am so excited about it. I have had so much fun preparing for it, but it has also taken priority in my free-time for now.

For those of you who have been following my blog for the past year, can you imagine condensing my blog down into a 30 minute talk? It is definitely a challenge, yet such a fun opportunity that I am busily at work attempting to make my notes on budgeting as direct and purposeful as I can. It is funny, because there are so many aspects of budgeting and managing your money well, yet I think one of the most important things that you will do is that simple printed budget with your income and all of your bills and spending categories listed on it. It is the most fantastic guide.

I just finished reconciling my bank account, bills, and receipts, to my budget. It is always amazing to me how my printed budget makes that process so easy. I know it is a little bit of work to get it set up, but it is really an effort that will impact your finances, and even the time you spend with your finances, for years.

I still need to blog on the “Digging Out” process with your bills and receipts, but I just have not had the chunk of time that I need to do it. In the mean time, I think I might repost some of my old blogs on how to set up a budget. As I am re-reading these blogs, I am reminded of why I love budgeting so much and how it can simplify and bring order to any financial situation. There is always a way through, and very often that path lies in your budget… and holding on to your Heavenly Father’s hand.

God bless and have a wonderful Sunday.