My 5 for Friday (November 29, 2019)

Why should Christians talk openly about finances? What questions should you be asking as a leader? And how can you increase giving without asking for money?

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

  1. Why Christians Should Talk More Openly About Our Finances by Amy DiMarcangelo. “If we talk freely about finances, we can help each other avoid financial disaster. Humbly seeking input from wiser people will curtail common pitfalls.” Here, Amy DiMarcangelo points out that by never sharing your financial situation with a trusted Christian, you could be missing out on valuable encouragement and support.
  2. Ask These 12 Questions And You’ll Be A Better Leader by Ron Edmondson. “One of the best skills a leader can develop is the art of asking the right questions.” So what are some of these right questions? Check out Ron Edmondson’s list of questions that every leader should make it a point to ask those on their team.
  3. How Small Victories Win the War against Debt by Jason Cabler. Paying off debt often feels like an insurmountable feat. While it does take time and hard work, Jason Cabler shows that it’s small victories that add up to eventually being debt-free. Keep reading for encouragement on starting small while working towards a big goal.
  4. Three Ways To Increase Giving Without Asking for Money by Todd McMichen. Does giving begin when someone is asked for money? Or are there other factors that contribute to generosity? Todd McMichen points out three ways to increase giving without asking for money, that goes to the heart first.
  5. This risky car loan could tarnish your dreams of a shiny new ride by Sarah O’Brien. Black Friday deals can often seem too good to be true, and this is especially true with new car sales. Sarah O’Brien points out the danger of signing onto these types of car loans, and encourages the reader to resist the temptation and stick to paying off their current car loan.   

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