3 Big Areas That Cause Financial Stress
While we are struggling to stay on our feet, we can always find people that seem like they have it all together. However, those people are probably thinking the same thing about us! We live in a culture that doesn’t like to talk about the problems of money. But here’s the secret that everyone knows: we all feel financial stress.
Whether you’re worried about the future, trying to get through today, or regretting your past, we’ve all been there. Unfortunately, not a lot of people talk about it! If they are neglected, t
1. Financial Literacy
You might have heard this term being thrown around on the news or buried in some article you read in the past. However, financial literacy really just measures how much you know about the rules of the money game. If you understand the steps you should take to get in control of your finances, you have a much better shot at winning. If you don’t, well… it’s a lot harder to play the game and end up ahead. So ask yourself:
Do I understand the rules of the money game?
What do I need to do to start winning?
2. Financial Communication
If you are married, you’ve probably talked about money more than anything else. Unfortunately, most couples weren’t equipped to create a teamwork-focused environment around finances. Instead, we bring into marriage what we’ve heard from our parents, the bank, or a friend who can say, “buy low, sell high!” very confidently. However, some or even most of those things could be myths of culture, irrelevant to your situation, or even straight-up lies.
When we bring these different experiences into marriage, there needs to be a conversation about how to talk about money. There needs to be
What are some of the myths and lies you’ve been told? Do you believe them?
How can you improve the way you communicate about money with your partner?
3. Financial Integrity
You can top the charts in financial literacy and know how to communicate
Am I being faithful to the goals I set?
What temptations cause me to waver in my self-control?
How can I protect my financial life from these temptations?
Just to recap:
Financial Literacy – Understand the rules of the money game.
Improving these areas takes patience, self-control, and a whole lot of prayer. In the end, you will live the way that God intended for you: with peace, understanding, and a passion to accomplish His purpose.
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