Before the end of the year, I completed a trainer’s course for financial stewardship. This was offered by Crown Financial Ministries, a faith based organization that focuses on educating people about the proper handling of money. I never thought that I could be a good money manager until I got this course. First we were taught that the real owner of our cash is God and we are mere stewards of it. I consider this stewardship principle as universal regardless of beliefs. We were also taught practical ways of tracking and managing money such us using envelopes to allocate money every 7-8 days. Proper perspectives on investments (stocks, term life insurance, etc.) were also discussed. I still have a lot of work to do in the area of finances but I did learn a lot of helpful stuff in this course. I look forward to sharing this with others who also struggle financially as we do.