STEP TWO on the STEWARDSHIP WELL DONE JOURNEY is building a BUDGET.

Prepare and follow a budget that includes giving all along the way.

Yes, we are talking about a budget.  The word “budget” can stir up many emotions, but remember, very little happens by chance. 

 

Start by assigning your money towards the things you have decided are most important.  We encourage you to allocate your first dollars towards giving and saving and trying to live on the balance for your expenses.

 

If you are having trouble getting started, you can download the simple worksheet we created from our site and get started with pen and paper.  Or, if you want a deeper dive that is more automated, try using a free online resource or phone app – most will sync to your bank account and make it easy to see exactly what you are spending.


Remember to review your budget monthly and adjust as you go.  If you are tempted to quit, don’t!  Freedom flows from the intentional actions you take with your resources.  Over time, you will understand where you use your money and how it lines up with your priorities. 

 

RESOURCES

Step 2: Small Group Guide

A Personal or Small Group Guide for budgeting.

Budgeting Articles

Here are some articles written by our FMF team members, that focus on budgeting.

Budget Story

Please download this article written by an FMF team member. Join Jack & Evelyn on their journey.

Simple Budget

Please download this simple budget created by our FMF team members for your convenience. 

Free Budget Spreadsheets

The Balance is a helpful website with a variety of downloadable templates

Crown Financial Ministries

A variety of resources relating to budgeting are available through the Crown website. 

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We believe that with effective counsel and financial management, each person can multiply the impact of the resources entrusted to their care. 

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FMF Financial Services

8050 Spring Arbor Rd
PO Box 580
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
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