Financial Tool: EveryDollar

Best personal finance software and budget app – EveryDollar

Make monthly budgets for FREE with the easiest and fastest personal budget app, EveryDollar!

EveryDollar follows the zero-based budget approach recommended by top personal money-management expert Dave Ramsey. Millions are already budgeting and tracking their spending with EveryDollar to beat debt and build their wealth. Start now to budget your money the right way!

Key Free Features:

Create Your Personal Budget

  • Create a fully customized monthly budget in minutes.
  • Access your budget through the app or desktop browser.
  • Adjust your budget throughout the month as life happens.
  • Sign in with TouchID to keep your personal account secure.

Track Spending

  • Track spending as it happens in seconds.
  • Split each expense across multiple budget items.
  • Set reminders to track transactions and spending.
  • See what you’ve spent and what’s left remaining for the month.

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

I’ve had several blog post around the idea of habits and doing small things every day to accomplish big things.

Many of my other blog posts are examples of things I try to do as daily habits.

This TED Talk really helps explain how it works and why I think you should do more of this.

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Is there something you’ve always meant to do, wanted to do, but just … haven’t? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Spiritual Tool: The Bible App for Kids

This is a great family devotional app for kids. Great for kids and great for their parents.

The Bible App for Kids is the newest member of the YouVersion family of apps. Available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the Bible App for Kids is always completely free!

Through interactive adventures and beautiful animations, kids explore the big stories of the Bible. The Bible App for Kids is a delight-filled experience designed to encourage kids to return again and again. It’s the beginning of a lifelong love of God’s Word.

• Easy, kid-friendly navigation
• Colorful illustrations
• Touch-activated animations
• Engaging, interactive content that brings the Bible to life
• Fun facts and activities designed to help kids remember what they learn
• Special challenges that let kids earn rewards

Leadership: Do the most important things first

“Eat a Live Frog Every Morning, and Nothing Worse Will Happen to You the Rest of the Day.” — Mark Twain

Your “frog” is your biggest, most important task, the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it. It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life and results at the moment.

This is one I frequently have to push and push myself around. I’d make rather eat a Klondike bar.

Life Tool: Day One

This is Day One…

Day One | A simple and elegant journal for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

I’ve been using Day One for a little while to help me journal and meta think and review my days at one end and my life at the other.

Day One is a simple way to journal.
It’s easy to quickly enter your thoughts and memories and have them synced and backed up in the cloud.
Day One is well designed and extremely focused to encourage you to write more.

Life Tool: Prayer Notebook

This is my favorite prayer app. One that was recommended to me by a good friend and pastor of the church I attend.

Prayer Notebook

App Store Description:

Have you ever told someone you would pray for them only to see them again a few days later and realize you had forgotten? Us too! That is why we made Prayer Notebook. We want you to be able to organize your prayer life so that you can focus on what’s most important, prayer.

Prayer Notebook has been downloaded 70,000+ times and has been called the “Best Prayer App” by NY Times best-selling author Ann Voskamp!

Designed to be your personal prayer assistant, you can use Prayer Notebook to:

• Focus on intentional prayer in fullscreen prayer mode
• Schedule prayers daily, weekly, monthly or for a specific day
• Assign a contact to your prayer
• Organize your prayers into categories
• Attach a photo to a prayer
• Set a reminder alert for prayers to remind you to pray at a specific time or date
• Update prayer information directly from your prayer list
• Send a message to your contacts when you have prayed for them
• Mark prayer requests as answered

Simply rotate your phone on any prayer list and enter fullscreen Prayer Mode is perfect for quiet times and quickly looking at all the details of a prayer in one place.

Never forget a prayer request again, simplify and organize your prayers with Prayer Notebook today and watch your list of answered prayers grow!

Habits: The Building Blocks of our Lives

Here are the habits I am working on building in my life:

  • Financial: Sale 5 things a week on either eBay, Amazon, or Craigslist
  • Financial: Review expenses daily with EveryDollar, 5 days a week
  • Financial: Donate at least 5 items to Goodwill weekly
  • Health: Walk 10,000 steps a day, 5 days a week
  • Health: Log meals on Lose It!
  • Health: Exercise 5 hours a week
  • Health: Track weight daily on Lose It!
  • Health: Floss daily
  • Health: Take vitamins daily
  • Health: Take wal-itin daily
  • Health: Wear Fitbit daily
  • Intellectual: Write in personal journal daily, 5 days a week
  • Intellectual: Write a blog post daily, 5 days a week
  • Spiritual: Pray daily
  • Spiritual: Read the Bible daily
  • Spiritual: Tithe on every paycheck