Lesson 7: Saving

The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.

Proverbs 21:20

This lesson is going to put a cushion between you and life’s hard spots.

Saving is an integral part of any financial plan. Whether it’s for retirement, vacation, or rainy days, you need to make sure that you’re saving enough to meet your needs and your wants. If you don’t, you might end up in some serious trouble!

Step 1: Workbook and Video

Grab the workbook and watch the video. Sam will be teaching about the importance of saving, the strategies you should use, and how it will change your financial future.

Follow along with the workbook to help you soak it in and stay focused.

Life’s surprises are rarely kind. In this video, Sam explains why saving is so important, and how it can give your life more freedom and joy.

Step 2: Savings Guide

Paying yourself first is a mindset that you need when it comes to saving. You worked hard for your money, so pay yourself before you pay everyone else!

What you choose to save today will affect your tomorrow. Make sure you’re saving for the right things before the fun stuff.

Step 3: Savings Calculator

Use this calculator to create your savings plan. Don’t forget to save your progress!

Now that you know what to save for, it’s time to get to work and create a plan.

Step 4: Teamwork Exercise

You can’t afford everything at once. That’s why this teamwork exercise is about having conversations to sort out the wants and needs of both you and your partner.

Choices are everything. It’s important for you and your spouse to be on the same page, so take the time to work through this exercise.

Step 5: Devotional

As we’re focusing on creating a financial plan, God wants us to live a life for Him in every area. He has given you many gifts and opportunities, so let’s learn how you can make the most of them.

We have so much to offer the world, sometimes more than we realize. Read this lesson’s devotional to encourage you to make the most of what God has given you.

You made it! Now you have the chance to put what you’ve learned to the test. Good luck!

When you feel you understand the material in the lesson, take the quiz!