Lesson 2, Activity 4

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The 30-Day Diary

A big part of being faithful with what God has given us is knowing what we are doing with what He has provided. In order to do this, you will be keeping a diary of your income and expenses over the next 30 days.

This practice is crucial on two levels:

1. It helps you see how you are spending money over a 30-day period. This can be quite revealing and will really come in handy when it is time to formulate your Spending Plan.

2. It gives you a visual map of how well you are doing in being faithful with what God has given you.

We recommend that you keep any receipts you have and use that to record your spending into the 30-Day Diary. Not all spending categories may pertain to you, but find the category that best fits your expense and enter into the appropriate day. After the 30 days, you will have the opportunity to change category titles to better fit your needs.

Every time you have income, record it into the appropriate day of the income category.

Every time you have an expense, record it into the appropriate category and day.

30-Day Diary

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