Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Tim. 6:17-18)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Take a Financial Health Day! - Part 2

Today, I wanted to post a quick update to my previous Take a Financial Health Day post over a week and a half ago.

This morning, I took about 3 hours to finish up some final details on my Financial Health Day which included:
  1. Official submission to large national bank to close down 2 bank accounts that were costing me money to keep open. Money saved with this action: $167.40/year!
  2. Submission for payment on health care cafeteria plan. Money reimbursed to me this month: $108.00!
  3. Called my cable/internet company asking for a lower bundled rate. I told them that for the simple services I was currently receiving, I was paying way too much. My rate went from $98.91/month down to $77.13/month for a 15 month rate guarantee. Money saved with this action: $326.70 for the next 15 months!
With just a little bit of work this morning and paying attention to my bills and budget, I was able to essentially make $602.10. This breaks down to making $200.70 per hour! Do you make that much money at your job?

Lesson learned: Pay attention to the money God has provided for you and take care of business on a regular basis.

Have you ever taken a financial health day and what were your results? Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear your story.

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