I hate hearing from almost everyone, “Money can’t solve your problems.”  Honestly?  Do you know what the problems are?  They are debt, student loans, car payments, bills, etc etc.  Granted money can’t buy you happiness but it sure could free up the time so you can figure out that whole happiness thing.

When listening to Dave Ramsey’s Radio show I love when he says, “You don’t have a budget problem, you have an income problem.”  Saying this about someone who is budgeting, and saving, and going without and guess what?  They still are not making it.

The way I figure it (the start of this sentence comes from my Texas days), if we expect to have a running car, go to the dentist, have hot running water and be able to get on the internet whenever we want, then money solves these issues.

I fear that many have corrupted the meaning of the verse:

“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10

If you read it then it says the ‘love’ of money, meaning if you are in a bad spot if you neglect your family or other things that deserve your love.  Also it says ‘coveted’ that word meaning to desire something that does not belong to you…so wanting money that you did not earn NOR deserve.  Here are some other scriptures that Dave Ramsey pointed out:

“Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids.  Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.” Proverbs 6:4-5

“The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Proverb 22:7

It is not evil to make money, to make lots of it, and save it and take care of your own….who know maybe when you are filthy rich you can help those around you…weird thought eh?  Just balance, it is possible to work too much and then be estranged from family, I have heard that a few times from people who worked in the Oil Patch here in Alberta.

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