Financial Peace in the Midst of COVID-19
With the current situation of COVID-19 and the impacts on the economy and jobs, it will most likely have an impact on a very large amount of people. While we as a church want to be generous and help those in need, we also want to equip you as well. Some will find themselves without income with bills stacking up, some will continue to work as normal, and some are just home for a temporary amount of time. Whatever situation you find yourselves in, we have gathered some resources that you may find helpful. If you need help please reach out to us and we can walk with you personally and talk through some of the tough decisions ahead. If all is well you may still find these tools very helpful.
The first resource for EVERYONE is the exact same FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY class we use for our equipping class. This is a 9-week course. Each session will take about an 1 hour and 15 minutes to complete each video and workbook section. You can get a 14-day (no strings attached) trial in Financial Peace University ($130 value). When you sign up you also will have access to a video series called SMART MONEY SMART KIDS that you can watch with your older children, and also have access to a video series called THE LEGACY JOURNEY which covers the money topic from a different angle.
You can binge watch it in 14 days to get the complete 9 lessons! Another great option is the $1.99 Total Money Makeover Audiobook ($24.99 value). It is an easy listen that will be full of advice as well. Lastly, they are offering Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition ($119.99 value) for only $19.99. This is another great deal that you can take advantage of and walk along with your children as well. For more information on these deals and to see other discounts, click here.
Now is the time to make wise financial decisions. If your budget is directly impacted by the Corona Virus, remember to take care of the 4 Walls FIRST. Don’t pay a debt before you buy food. Pause paying extra on debt and save money right now. Take your time and make smart decisions for your individual situation. If you are struggling with meeting basic needs, please watch this video by Dave Ramsey explaining what to cover first.
Dave Ramsey has a very good article with a complete list of information for everyone to read during this time. Links to a free budgeting tool and a host of helpful information can be found here.
Lastly, even as some may be laid off or have had a reduction in hours, there are still some companies hiring. You can check “Now Hiring in Terrebonne-Lafourche” on Facebook for local job openings.