Thursday, October 1, 2009

Best Reason for a Budget

Jacob, the Book of Mormon prophet said this of wealth:

Before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God. And after ye have obtained a hope in Christ ye shall obtain riches, if ye seek them; and ye will seek them for the intent to do good-- to clothe the naked, and to feed the hungry, and to liberate the captive, and administer relief to the sick and afflicted.

Jacob 2: 18-19

Sometimes when we get so used to saving money, cutting out expenses, and looking for good deals that we forget the reasons we have a budget in the first place. We hold our wallets so tightly closed that we cannot let go. Are we in this so we can endlessly enlarge our net worth? Of course not.

Having a budget allows us to amass money, yes, but we all plan to spend it some time. The goal is to spend our money on things that are truly important to us-- like helping people in need.

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