Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Presentation About #OneForTheMoney by #MarvinJAshton

Elder Marvin J. Ashton of The Quorum of Twelve Apostles
of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Marvin J. Ashton gave a talk, "One For The Money" in the April 1975 Welfare Session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints General Conference.  It has been reprinted numerous times and become a classic for his 12 Recommendations for Improved Personal and Family Financial Management.

I was asked to give a presentation based on this talk to a Preparedness Workshop sponsored by the church's La Verkin Utah Stake.  I used Elder Ashton's talk as my outline (and the full talk was one of the handouts provided each participant) and then added additional information that would help this particular audience.

Please click on the line below for my full presentation, in both a written as well as voice recording versions:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

#IncreasingSavingsPower through #PracticalShoppingTips

I recommend 2 bloggers: @BlissDomestic & @TheBudgetDiet. Both wrote practical 2012
posts: #CutYourGroceryBillInHalf.  

I hear all the time "I can't make ends meet as it is, there is no way I can save."  That's why I'm so excited about this -- you can definitely cut what you spend on food by $100 - $200 - $300 a month, depending on your family size, and eat better than you eat now!

Here's some of the top tips from these bloggers:

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Thought For Young People

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I hope each of you reading this considers yourself young! 

There were once two young people, trying to furnish their homes, get appliances, a living room and dinette sets, a television, a sound system, and a computer. Alas, when each of them priced these items after diligent shopping for “deals”, they discovered that the total was ten thousand dollars. They anguished with the thought that there was no way they could pay such a sum in cash, and so surely they wouldn’t be able to afford these things that they needed. 

The first young person went home and found an offer