Friday, March 4, 2011

A Few Great Resources

Sorry I did not post my usual Friday post last week dealing with Finances. We had some sick kids, plus I was in the midst of a couple good books that I didn't want to put down.

This week, I thought I would share with you a few great resources when it comes to money that I have read and that I like to read.

The first and foremost place that we should all be looking to when it comes to money is of course the Bible. We should always be seeking God's will and His word when it comes to how we should spend, save and give our money.

A few other good resources are:

The Word on Finances by Larry Birkett. I've mentioned this book numerous times and it will really point you to back to God's word with every subject under the sun when it comes to our finances.

Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. This book will really walk you through how to start budgeting, saving, and paying off debt. I really enjoyed this book but think that it definitely needs to be paired with Larry Birkett's book to really give you the right focus. When I started budgeting I didn't do that and it took me a year to realize that my focus was wrong.

Crown Financial Ministries Website also has some great resources. It has a bunch of different articles organized according to topic for you. So whichever area you have an interest in learning more about, you can click on that topic and it will give you a list of articles that they have written on that subject.

Redeeming Riches is a blog that I started reading recently. I love his insight on different topics regarding finances and how he encourages through God's word.

Money Saving Mom is another blog that I follow. She has a little bit of everything. Her family is very frugal and she shares a lot of tips, plus deals you can get, as well as stories from others how they are saving and paying for everything with cash.

Lastly, if you are looking for a budget worksheet, Saving with Pam has a down loadable worksheet. I don't personally follow her blog, but it looks like she has a lot of very useful information.

I hope you find these resources helpful in your journey to being a good steward of your money. If you have any additional resources that you would like to share, please feel free to leave them in the comment section.

Check out my previous posts on Finances:


What Led our Family to Budgeting




Jason @ Redeeming Riches said...

Melissa, thanks for linking to my site, I really appreciate it. Keep up the great work on this blog!!

Warren Baldwin said...

More good stuff on money and finances. And I've used both Burkett and Ramsey. They are good.