Financial Makeover

31 Jan

Husband and I spent the last year giving our house a makeover, and we are excited about beginning this year with a financial one. We have begun the 13-week Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University course with a group from his office, and after only 2 weeks, we are so excited about what this course is teaching us.

It’s more than just a course in how to manage your money, it’s about how to manage your attitude towards money. Luckily, we’ve been doing a lot of things right, but there are several areas of improvement that we are pumped about working on. The one surprise (for me at least) has been learning how much the Bible talks about our personal finances. It’s full of wisdom on how we should be stewards of what God has blessed us with.

Verses About Personal Finance

  • 1 Timothy 5:8
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:10
  • Proverbs 28:20
  • Genesis 41:35-36
  • Hebrews 12:11
  • Psalm 62:10

The most eye-opening verse we’ve covered is Proverbs 22:6-7. While most of us have heard Proverbs 22:6 as a promise to parents, we rarely here it coupled with the verse immediately following it:

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is a servant to the lender.”

Dave Ramsey uses these verses to make the point about how important it is that we teach our children how to handle finances. I am so looking forward to doing this one day!

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3 Responses to “Financial Makeover”

  1. Dad February 2, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Very wise attitude indeed. As parents, we many times overlook, or should I say not make time, to instruct w/ regard to finances, etc. And even when we do, it’s superficial & has no depth of instruction. I know I’m guilty. It’s not necessarily how much you make, it’s how much you keep, which enables one to do more 😉 Proud of yall- you;re ahead of the game.

    “retirement has nothing to do w/ age, it’s about financial independence”

    • House to Home February 11, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

      Thanks, Dad. Love you!

  2. Casey February 2, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    We took FPU a couple summers ago. LOVE it! I recommend it to everyone I can. I’m glad you guys are enjoying it.

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