Do you know what it’s like to struggle with money?
Stupid question, right? Most of us know what it’s like for the water heater to break or the car to break down and not have any money for repairs.
There’s also a trail of unfulfilled “what ifs” behind us. What if we had the money to start a college fund for our kids, to start a business, to serve other people … or, yes, to fix the water heater and the car?
The question is, is your obstacle to financial peace an income problem or a spending problem? Answering that question is crucial because the nature of the problem defines the steps you’ll have to take to correct your course.
For Erin Odom and her husband, it was an income problem. They were barely making it. They were pinching their pennies and doing everything they could to save money, but they were perpetually behind on bills.
They finally sought the counsel of a financial adviser, who told them, “You don’t make enough money to live.”
Their situation wasn’t unique. Recent studies show that nearly 70 percent of Americans face financial frustration because of low income, a lack of savings, mounting debt, or all three.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “Thriving in the Midst of Financial Ruin” we’re offering practical tips for generating more income for your family. Erin Odom is our guest, and she’s offering practical, biblical, time-tested approaches to help couples get a hold of their finances.
You can hear our conversation online, oniTunes, via Podcast, or on our free phone app, or watch the full program on our YouTubechannel.
Erin Odom is the author of More Than Just Making It: Hope for the Heart of the Financially Frustrated.Let us put this resource into your hands. We’d like to do that for a gift of any amount. Give us a call or visit our websitefor more information. If you can’t afford it, we’ll find a way to get it to you.
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