As a financial counselor, I have had the opportunity to discuss personal finances with a variety of different people. The budget is almost always one of the first things we address. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of having a monthly budget– it is the key to achieving all of your personal financial goals. It will change your personal financial world, if you do it right.
I believe that God wants us to prosper. He wants us to be successful in our careers, in our relationships, and in our families. I believe He wants us to live free from worry and become financially independent– to achieve these things He has made numerous blessings and opportunities available.
A marriage has a higher likelihood for success if a couple can agree on these 4 things: Children, Religion, In-Laws, and Money. I didn’t make that up, I just read it somewhere and I think it makes sense.