My 5 for Friday (February 8, 2019)

How can you help your child make a financially wise decision about college? What does Proverbs have to say about money? And how can our earthly possessions get in the way of true freedom?

All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. 4 Ways To Help Your Child Make A Financially Wise College Decision by Melissa Batai. It’s no secret that a college education often comes with a big price tag. So are there ways to pursue a college education without signing up for decades worth of student loans? Melissa Batai offers some suggestions on guiding your child to understand the financial reality of college and helping them make the best decision.
  2. Imprisoned by Comfort by Sharon Epps. The thought of freedom sounds really nice. Who wouldn’t want to say that they’re free? Oftentimes though, our definition of freedom is different than what Jesus presents in the Bible. Take a look at this article from Sharon Epps where she shows how our earthly possessions offer a false freedom while true freedom is found in following Jesus.     
  3. 19 Proverbs About Money from Seedtime. With all of the statistics we have concerning Americans and finances, it’s clear that we can use some outside wisdom when it comes to handling our money. Fortunately, the Bible, and Proverbs in particular, has a lot to say about financial stewardship. Check out this article from Seedtime to see what God’s wisdom on finances looks like.
  4. Ask Chuck: Paying Off Christmas Debt by Chuck Bentley. Christmas may be far off your radar now, but many are still dealing with debt that was accumulated as a result of this Christmas season. If that’s you, check out this article from Chuck Bentley where he not only shares next steps for paying off the debt, but how to prepare for next Christmas as well. It’s worth checking out.
  5. 2 Reasons Christian Leaders Can Take Risks (More Than Other Leaders Can) by Eric Geiger. Leadership growth always requires risk. Eric Geiger points out that “If you are never overwhelmed with a sense of ‘I am in over my head,’ you will not force yourself to learn new skills or develop new capabilities.” The good news for Christian leaders is the security they have from which to take risks. Check it out.  

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