6 MIKE MAZZALONGO The Money Trap Reasons for

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6 MIKE MAZZALONGO The Money Trap

6 MIKE MAZZALONGO The Money Trap

Reasons for Money Disputes • Different ideas and training

Reasons for Money Disputes • Different ideas and training

Reasons for Money Disputes • Different ideas and training • No discussion before marriage

Reasons for Money Disputes • Different ideas and training • No discussion before marriage

Reasons for Money Disputes • Different ideas and training • No discussion before marriage

Reasons for Money Disputes • Different ideas and training • No discussion before marriage • Different economic backgrounds

Earning Power Lifestyle = Conflict

Earning Power Lifestyle = Conflict

If our earning power cannot support our lifestyle, we’re in danger of being caught

If our earning power cannot support our lifestyle, we’re in danger of being caught in the Money Trap.

How the Trap Works 1. External forces – Early experiences – Easy credit –

How the Trap Works 1. External forces – Early experiences – Easy credit – Abundance of merchandise

How the Trap Works 1. External forces 2. Internal forces – Greed, Jealousy, Pride,

How the Trap Works 1. External forces 2. Internal forces – Greed, Jealousy, Pride, Laziness, No self-control, Selfishness New You too! The best Easy Now!!! #1

How the “Trap” is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle

How the “Trap” is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle

How the “Trap” is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle 2. Accessibility

How the “Trap” is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle 2. Accessibility

How the “Trap” is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle 2. Accessibility 3.

How the “Trap” is Sprung 1. Images of the ideal lifestyle 2. Accessibility 3. Easy credit

Our lifestyle should be based on our earning power.

Our lifestyle should be based on our earning power.

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • Fatigue

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • Fatigue

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • Fatigue • Obsession

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • Fatigue • Obsession

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • Fatigue • Obsession • Arguments

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • Fatigue • Obsession • Arguments

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • Fatigue • Obsession • Arguments • Sexual disinterest

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • Fatigue • Obsession • Arguments • Sexual disinterest

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • • Fatigue Obsession Arguments Sexual disinterest • Financial ruin

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • • Fatigue Obsession Arguments Sexual disinterest • Financial ruin

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • • • Fatigue Obsession Arguments Sexual disinterest Financial ruin

Symptoms of Financial Pressure • • • Fatigue Obsession Arguments Sexual disinterest Financial ruin • Spiritual discouragement

Bad Solutions 1.

Bad Solutions 1.

Bad Solutions 2.

Bad Solutions 2.

Bad Solutions 3.

Bad Solutions 3.

Bad Solutions 4.

Bad Solutions 4.

Bad Solutions 5.

Bad Solutions 5.

Good Solutions 1. Establish your style of living based on your current earning power.

Good Solutions 1. Establish your style of living based on your current earning power. “Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender. ” - Proverbs 22: 7

Putting it into Practice Requires: • Honesty

Putting it into Practice Requires: • Honesty

Putting it into Practice Requires: • Honesty • Self-control

Putting it into Practice Requires: • Honesty • Self-control

Putting it into Practice Requires: • Honesty • Self-control • Alertness

Putting it into Practice Requires: • Honesty • Self-control • Alertness

Putting it into Practice Requires: • Honesty • Self-control • Alertness • Contentment

Putting it into Practice Requires: • Honesty • Self-control • Alertness • Contentment

Good Solutions 2. Making financial priorities Honor the Lord from your wealth And from

Good Solutions 2. Making financial priorities Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine. ” - Proverbs 3: 9 -10

Making Financial Priorities 1. Give first portion to God

Making Financial Priorities 1. Give first portion to God

Making Financial Priorities 1. Give first portion to God 2. Establish a reasonable budget

Making Financial Priorities 1. Give first portion to God 2. Establish a reasonable budget

SUMMARY Spending + Earning = Debt = Pressure

SUMMARY Spending + Earning = Debt = Pressure

Negative / Positive Strategy • Negative – barnyard approach • Priority/self-control/budget

Negative / Positive Strategy • Negative – barnyard approach • Priority/self-control/budget

Don’t get caught in the Money Trap!

Don’t get caught in the Money Trap!