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Personal Finances

ISBN: 9781575679709


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"Do I really need a budget? How can I get out of debt? Should I give my kids an allowance? Should Christians lend money and charge interest?" These questions and many others were often asked of respected Christian financial counselor Larry Burkett. To answer them in a direct and brief way and help you discover the way to financial wisdom, Larry wrote Personal Finances. To build a sturdy house, a builder needs a blueprint. To find his way, a traveler needs a map. And to manage your finances correctly, you need a budget. Without a plan, the house will collapse, the traveler will get lost, and your finances will eventually fail. Get on board with the basics of wise financial planning. From the youngest member of your family to the oldest, budgeting should accompany income. Learn how to create a budget and what it takes to stick with it in Personal Finances.


A Principle Under Scrutiny

Where to Start

Divide Duties to Match Skills

Set Giving Goals

Prepare a Preliminary Budget

How to Plan a Financial Program

Set Realistic Goals

Short-Range Goals

Long-Range Goals

Steps to Financial Freedom

Steps to Making a Budget

Budget Busters

Family Communication Goals


Forms: Monthly

Income and Expenses

Variable Expense Planning

Budget Percentage Guidelines

Budget Analysis

Income Allocation

List of Debts

Product Details

  • Title : Personal Finances
  • Author: Burkett, Larry
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • ISBN: 9781575679709
LARRY BURKETT (1939-2003) was a well-known authority on business and personal finance. He wrote more than seventy books, including non-fiction bestsellers like Family Financial Workbook, Debt-Free Living, and The World’s Easiest Guide to Finances. He also had a worldwide radio ministry. Larry founded Christian Financial Concepts and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Crown Financial Ministries®. He is survived by his wife, Judy, four grown children and nine grandchildren.


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