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We Need to Prepare Ourselves and Our Families Financially

by Gayle D., POE Stake Relief Society President

This past week our high council message was to prepare ourselves and our families financially.  Our goal for the month of September follows this same theme.  With so much uncertainty in the world today, money management is essential .  Management of our resources doesn’t just affect us temporally.  Discord in our homes almost always traces back to quarrels and accusations over money.   This isn’t necessarily because of a lack of money, many humble homes are filled with happy families.  Discord comes because of mismanagement of money, regardless of the income. Each family should have access to the brochure,  “One for the Money.”  By Elder Marvin J. Ashton.  May I suggest that each individual, each married couple, sit down and read this carefully.  Then be prepared to share with the entire family.  It is only when the family has a shared goal that wise management can be successful. If we start by paying an honest tithe, we set a foundation  for financial independence.  Following Elder Ashton’s 12 steps to financial freedom will aid us and our families in achieving the happiness that our Father in Heaven desires for us.

May we each find our way to follow the admonition of our prophets and live the Lord’s commandments.  The Lord will open the windows of heaven to us in these matters if we but choose to obey.

To read “One For The Money” by Marvin J. Ashton, click here