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“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

John F. Kennedy

I’m featuring some “Presidential things” this week as I gear up for the Christian Finance Blog Inauguration Day on Presidents’ Day (February 16). Stay tuned for some great fun and a Presidential Giveaway! Subscribe to stay informed!

I love this quote from President Kennedy. The essence of the quote is about being proactive instead of reactive. We cannot live our lives being thrown around by life’s circumstances and situations. We need to be proactive and take control of our lives. We feel out of control when we are always reacting to life and its problems. Take control of your life and your money by being proactive. It can be done with one decision. Some help from God doesn’t hurt either!

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“He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.”

Benjamin Franklin

If you think money will do everything, you might do everything for money. Wasn’t Mr. Franklin a wise man? There must be a reason he’s on our 100 dollar bill!

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“The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest.”

Albert Einstein

Arguably the most intelligent person to ever live (even though he didn’t speak fluently until age nine) said that the most powerful force in the universe is compound interest. Of course, he was wrong. God is, but it still illustrates a point. Compound interest is a powerful force that can work for you or against you. Compound interest can help you create wealth with investments or help destroy it through high interest credit cards. Learn about compound interest and it could change your life! And it doesn’t hurt to know the actual most powerful force in the universe, either!

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In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day today, I’m doing a “Did They Say That” post with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King himself.

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The third Monday of every January is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and is celebrated around his birthday of January 15. It is only one of three federal holidays to commemorate an individual person (the others being George Washington and Christopher Columbus).

Martin Luther King, Jr. was an amazing person and a history-maker who stood for his beliefs in spite of what society, law, or people said at the time. He fought for racial equality, and his legacy lives on today. But we are not done yet. Racial inequality stills exists today even in this country. Not only that, even slavery still exists in parts of the world. Our work on this earth is definitely not done.

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“Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”

Jim Rohn

Isn’t that what the Bible says? Seek the Kingdom of God first and all these things will be added to you. Where are your priorities?

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“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.”

W.C. Fields

So does that make a happy person nothing but a sad person with happiness?

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“Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.”

Michael Leboeuf

Time is money. Enough said.