The Good Life: Technology

The Good Life: Technology

Technology and social media are powerful tools that make our lives so much better in so many ways, but come with a significant dark side. Left unchecked, they can draw us into addiction, feed our insecurities, and foster the brokenness of our world. However, despite their danger, withdrawing from technology and social media is not an option. They are a part of our world whether we like them or not. Instead of withdrawing, we must look for how we can, as Jesus desired, go “into the world” even as we are not “of the world.”

Digital Resources

Ron Blue Institute

The Ron Blue Institute is more than a financial planning or investment management resource. They seek to help clients gain clarity and confidence around their finances to, ultimately, act on their "why" so that they can become better stewards of the wealth God has entrusted them with. Visit ronblueinstitute.com.

Moneywise

Moneywise is a site that provides financial guidance no matter what stage of life you're in. Visit their site to talk to one of the Trained MoneyWise Coaches who will assist you in developing spending and debt reduction plans with practical tools and biblical insights. Visit moneywise.org.

Livestream Moody Radio

Moody Radio is a Christian radio network that helps you take the next step in your journey with Jesus Christ by creating and delivering practical and life-changing content. We proclaim the Word to all cultures and generations by addressing today's issues from a biblical worldview. Visit moodyradio.org.

Resource Apps

Mint

Mint offers an array of features to help you track and manage your money from a giant list of banks, credit card issuers, brokerages, lenders and other financial institutions. It comes with a wide range of features, but its most useful has always been its budget tools. Mint automatically categorizes transactions from linked credit and debit cards and tracks them against a budget you can tweak and customize to your needs. Get alerts when you go over budget, and track by category or look at your overall cash flow to get a well-rounded picture of where your money goes each month.
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You Need a Budget

YNAB will help you break the paycheck to paycheck cycle, get out of debt, and save more money. Key features include:
Bank Synching—Easily connect all your accounts in one place.
Debt Paydown—The tools and teaching you need to help you get out of debt for good. 
Goal Tracking—Set and track goals to reach them faster.
Reporting—Detailed, visual spending and trend reports help you measure progress and improve.
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Acorns

Start on the path to a brighter financial future with Acorns! From investing spare change every day to saving for later with tax advantages and spending smarter, get Acorns and grow your oak! This app allows you to invest as little as $5 into diversified portfolios. You can also earn money from hundreds of brands that automatically invest when you shop. Or, save for later by opening an IRA to save for retirement!  .
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Contentment

This series is designed to take you on a journey to finding joy in what you've been given, learning how to save, discovering how much is enough, knowing how to have faith when you're struggling, and more!
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