A woman came up to author and speaker Deborah Pegues at a conference where she was speaking and said, “I lost my home after my husband died because I didn’t realize what a balloon payment was. When it came due, I didn’t have the money.”
Deborah has heard similar stories from more women than she can count. She’s a certified public account with an MBA in business finance and has written more than 20 books. She says the issue isn’t one of gender. It’s a matter of financial and spiritual wisdom.
Her book The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women: 21 Strategies for Financial Empowerment clears up myths and misconceptions about money and offers practical steps to financial freedom.
I had a conversation with her about why money is often a source of confusion, even despair, for so many. She told me that money doesn’t change your character – it reveals it.
Which means the answer to money problems usually isn’t “more money.” It’s to address your core attitudes about money. What you believe about money drives how you use it.
Is money your ultimate hope for peace, happiness, and security? If so, you’ll wind up feeling worried and insecure most of the time. When your ultimate hope is found in Christ, money becomes a tool that brings about good things for yourself, for your family, and for your community.
Tune in for our full conversation on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Empowering Women to Take Control of Their Finances” on your local radio station, online, on Apple Podcasts, via Google Podcasts, or take us with you on our free phone app.
Deborah explains how to make money a healthy factor in your life by overcoming roadblocks to money management, such as bad habits, fear, and a lack of trust in God’s provision.
Her book The One-Minute Money Mentor for Women: 21 Strategies for Financial Empowerment is available for a gift of any amount. Give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459) or visit our website for more information.