Today I, ____________________, commit to work hard to achieve my goals.
“One of the blessings of work is developing self-reliance.” – For the Strength of Youth
Try to think of a specific way that you can “develop self-reliance,” specifically in the home, and set a goal to accomplish it.
“Learning to work begins in the home… Learn early to handle your money wisely and live within your means. Follow the teachings of the prophets by paying your tithing, avoiding debt, and saving for the future.” – For the Strength of Youth
“Remember this: debt is a form of bondage. It is a financial termite. When we make purchases on credit, they give us only an illusion of prosperity. We think we own things, but the reality is, our things own us.”
“Some debt—such as for a modest home, expenses for education, perhaps for a needed first car—may be necessary. But never should we enter into financial bondage through consumer debt without carefully weighing the costs.” – Earthly Debts, Heavenly Debts by Joseph B. Wirthlin, emphasis added.
“I invite you to save money each week. The amount you save is not particularly significant; that is up to you. As you develop a habit of saving, you will benefit personally. And you may also have opportunities to assist others financially as a result of your diligence. Imagine the positive outcome of saving money weekly for six months, a year, 10 years, or more. Small efforts sustained over time can produce significant results.” – My Heart Pondereth Them Continually by Devin G. Durrant, emphasis added.
“Pay an honest tithe.” – Tithing by Dallin H. Oaks, emphasis added.