One of the most time saving investments you can make is personal financial software.
If you use it for nothing else, you should at least be using software for your checkbook register. Balancing a paper checkbook can be a big task for some people. If something goes wrong, you can be frustrated for hours trying to find the problem. With electronic checkbook software, a few clicks perfectly reconciles, with no math errors. Your bank can likely download your statement making reconciliation even easier. At tax time, your tax software can automatically recognize and import transactions you need for tax purposes. You can also search for past transaction instantly, instead of hunting through drawers of old statements.
The best part is, basic programs, which are all most of us need, are available for under $30 and can be learned in about an hour. God calls us to be good stewards of time and money. Good financial software allows to do both. And that helps us redeem the time.
Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.