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13 Timeless Finance Tips from The Bible

By Tim OBrien on 07/18/2010 – 3:24 am UTCLeave a Comment

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here’s why.

Online Christian Colleges lists 13 timeless finance tips from the Bible (along with reference verses) as follows:

1. Make a budget so that you can anticipate your expenses ahead of time. Luke 14:28-30

2. Be honest without fail in your financial dealings and never try to cheat others. Proverbs 13:11

3. Be content with the things that you have. Philippians 4:11-13

4. Don’t be afraid of having success in your life. Deuteronomy 30:9

5. Pay off your debt as soon as possible. Proverbs 22:7

6. Avoid co-signing for other people. Proverbs 6:1-2

7. Don’t fall prey to get-rich-quick schemes. Proverbs 13:11

8. Be a cheerful giver, remembering the blessings you have been given. Luke 6:38

9. Seek wise counsel when you prepare to invest your money. Proverbs 15:22

10. Freely lend your money to those who need it, without worry of being repaid. Luke 6:35

11. Do not place money in a place of importance above God and your family; do not treat money as an idol. 1 Timothy 6:9-11

12. Plan for the future by saving your money wisely. Proverbs 6:6-8

13. Pay your taxes. Romans 13:5-7

Sounds similar to the seven financial pillars I recently shared, huh? For a refresher, they are:

1. Spend Less than You Earn

2. Grow Your Career

3. Beware of Debt

4. Save

5. Invest

6. Get Insured

7. Give

What’s your take on this list? Any to add? Any you disagree with?

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