Since its March (ya know the GREEN month) and tax returns are starting to trickle in, money has been on the brain. Randy and I have started Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace with a few couples from church which is all about making wise decisions with your money. Plus, if the federal government doesn't balance the budget by Friday afternoon, Randy's job most likely will go into furlough (I think I'm using the term correctly, eek!), which will mean a lay-off until it is balanced. His job isn't really in jeopardy, but we just might not have income for however long it takes. So, it seemed prudent to start praying for financial wisdom, for ourselves and everyone we know!
Money is such a trivial thing and yet such a huge force at the same time. Randy and I come from very different directions regarding money - something I think is pretty common in relationships - and that creates hurdles to jump from the get-go. BUT, we're finding that a nerd and a free-spirit can still have common goals regarding our money. Anyway, foolish choices regarding money affects everything in your life, especially a marriage. My prayer this week is for financial wisdom, awareness and clear purpose. I guess its an extension of self-control too. May everyone be thoughtful and present with their financial choices instead of being motivated by pure emotion. And, I'll give a shout-out to Dave. If you've never tried any of his recommendations, you might consider it. It's certainly not my forte, but from a realistic standpoint, it works.