A Nervous Tourist

The story is told about Ben Torres from Bicol who was so afraid and nervous because of his illegal immigration status in the United States. When told by the guy at the gas station to "pay first," he thought the guy was asking for his papers. When asked if he had a Master card or Visa credit card, he got nervous all the more because he thought that the guy was asking for his visa. When asked whether he was a tourist, he got scared thinking that the guy knew his name was Torres. And when the guy told him to "be cool," he fainted in fear because he thought the guy even knew that he was from Bicol!

Question: How much money would you need to secure your future against all imaginable eventualities? How much money should you accumulate so that you could be fearless?

My answer: More than I currently have. Always.

Many companies are beginning to dispense their yearly 13th month bonus. Good because you may have it soon, not good if you are not disciplined in handling finances. Money is always an emotional issue. Control your emotions. Joe Moore says: “A simple fact that is hard to learn is that the time to save money is when you have some.” This is that time for you. 

Be fearless because God is near.

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