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My Five for Friday (June 12, 2020)

Wondering how to decrease your grocery bill? Curious how to plan a vacation during the complications of COVID-19? Or wondering how the great wealth transfer will affect the church?

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

This article provides startling statistics about the current levels of giving by church members and how those levels will affect the "Great Wealth Transfer." This transfer, occurring as baby boomers pass inheritances down to next generations, will likely not be seen by churches due to decreases in giving.

2. A Quiet Life in a World of Unrest by Trevin Wax. Wax gives three main ways to live a loving life to those around you amidst the tumult of current times. Wax uses Paul's admonishments in 1 Thessalonians 4 to remind believers that we are to live lives that bring light to a dark world instead of living in a way that disregards completely how others view us as believers.

3.How I’m Saving Money on Food Costs During Quarantine by Kumiko Love. Love reveals how to save money on food costs every month. One major way to save money is to eat at home instead of eating out. Another way Love gives to cut costs is to build in a sinking fund into your budget for meat and higher cost good purchases that can be made in bulk. Meal planning is another cost-saving method to employ during this time.

4. Booking a Vacation Rental Is Complicated This Summer. Here's How to Stay Safe and Get a Good Deal by Daniel Bortz. Curious how to plan a vacation during the complications of COVID-19? Bortz gives a few tips for booking vacation rentals. These tips include: looking for price cuts, following safety precautions, set strict criteria, and considering buying travel insurance etc. These tips help keep your family safe and informed this vacation season.

5. This Unlikely Money Change Helped Our Marriage by Bob Lotich. A well know fact about divorce is that it is often caused by financial issues. Lotich points out that the unlikely money change in their life was the addition of a budget. While it may seem like a no-brainer, a budget is often the first thing neglected in marriage; however, a budget is necessary for financial unity in a marriage relationship.


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