As we kickoff financial literacy month, I’m doing a REWIND episode before we start the Confident Money Series, next week. I didn’t record this week, because my heart is telling me that I can grieve and mourn even for someone I don’t know personally. My husband and I were just at the store where Nipsey Hussle was shot. As someone who grew up in that area, it’s just heartbreaking.
I will be sharing specific tips for the upcoming Confident Money Series. In this episode, I set the tone by going back to why faith cannot be your financial crutch. It will be a great foundation as we get into the Confident Money Series.
Many of us have been raised to believe that money is bad or being poor is more noble. This can create conflicting beliefs.
We can’t just be irresponsible with our financial lives, and then just pray for things to get better.
There is a personal responsibility that comes with personal finance. Some things you just need to do.
We can’t pray our way out of financial problems and predicaments. We should pray before we get into those predicaments.
You have to know your own numbers. We are all responsible for what goes in and what goes out.
You need to accept help when needed. Sometimes you need the help of someone else to get to what’s next for you.
Nurture what you do know. Words are powerful. You should wake up knowing that you are ready to manage your money and manage it well.
Quotes from the show:
“Whether people have great jobs or sources of income or not, they still tend to use faith as a financial crutch.” – Patrice Washington
“Your faith should not be your excuse for not being responsible.” – Patrice Washington
“There are some things that you need to plan and commit to not just pray about.” – Patrice Washington
“You can’t be irresponsible with your finances, and then just pray for an intervention.” – Patrice Washington
“We don’t have time to be irresponsible with our finances. Faith without works is dead.” – Patrice Washington
“There is a PERSONAL responsibility that comes with personal finance.” – Patrice Washington
“People often use their faith as a long-term answer instead of stepping up, taking responsibility, and doing the work.” – Patrice Washington
“Faith is not your crutch for not doing well with your finances.” – Patrice Washington
“You have to know your own numbers.” – Patrice Washington
“We are all responsible for what goes in and what goes out.” – Patrice Washington
“It’s our responsibility to give God something to bless.” – Patrice Washington
“Financial success on any level comes from you taking action and accepting help where needed.” – Patrice Washington
“You should wake up everyday with the feeling that you are ready, willing, and able to manage your money responsibly.” – Patrice Washington
“You are ready to manage your money and manage it well.” – Patrice Washington
“All of the things you supposedly don’t know about money are just a story that you have told yourself.” – Patrice Washington
“Start to change the way you speak, and you will be surprised how you start to understand things with grace and ease.” – Patrice Washington
“What you nurture grows.” – Patrice Washington
“What we have with money is a relationship.” – Patrice Washington