Family Finances Binder

Exodus 5:1-9:12

“Why have You brought all this trouble on Your own people, Lord? Why did You send me? Ever since I came to Pharaoh as Your spokesman, he has been even more brutal to your people. And You have done nothing to rescue them!” Then the LORD told Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to Pharaoh. When he feels the force of My strong hand, he will let the people go. In fact, he will force them to leave his land!” Exodus 5:22-6:1

This morning I felt like my life was spiraling out of control and I was desperately crying out to God for something solid to hold onto. I wanted routine and normalcy and order, so He pointed me to my office/library. Specifically, He pointed me to my desk/command center. And I have spent almost the entire day today working on getting it re-organized right along with my finances. My desk has always been the command center of our home, but for the last few months there’s been a huge fish tank sitting in front of my desk making it next to impossible to get to pretty much anything on the desk. I made do with my little “desk in a bag” but now that I have my desk back I’m ready to renovate! I started a Pinterest board that I’ll probably continue adding to as I find other ideas for our “Command Center“. A couple days ago I found a GREAT pin for a finance binder and normally I would have used it to inspire me in making pages of my own. However, God has really been pressing on me to keep it simple silly and stop re-inventing the wheel!!! So, I just printed off the beautiful PDFs I found at

You can find them all here, there are TONS of them!

Well, of course after all that work today I want to show it all off to my friends!

You can download the cover here.*

I used some of the dividers that I already had and was using in another binder that I just cleaned out.

These are the calendar pages I made for the reading plan… that I never finished… so I used them for this binder and they’re PERFECT! 😀 You can download them here.*

I also added some clear plastic sleeves to the binder in order to slide bills and papers into them and then back out when they’ve been paid without having to punch holes into them first. I didn’t want to use my three-hole punch for EVERYTHING.

These two pages are for long term to do’s and wish lists. It’s a place to actually write down all those things that you walk around the yard with your husband day dreaming and planning for. I’ve read a lot recently that if you have those kinds of things written down somewhere you will much more likely to actually do them.

(In the clear plastic sleeve at the end of the section.)

A little more dreaming…

Well, once I got my binder done, I wanted to keep going! And I had found these super cute envelope templates on and I just had to make some of those to go in my wallet!

There’s nothing like getting all organized to get you pepped up and ready to do things right! Am I right? 😀

I’m hoping to tackle my menu planning supplies soon and turn them into a menu planning/recipe binder tomorrow in the truck on the way to the derby. I absolutely LOVE those templates I made and I use them constantly. They’re a great way to get a lot of information into a small space and done quickly. But right now all my favorite recipes and my templates are all shoved into the kitchen cabinet in file folders that don’t fit in the cabinet quite right. So they’re all curled up and difficult to sort through when I’m looking for something specific.

*So, I can’t seem to get my computer to send these files to the blog in order to make them available to you!!! Grrrr!!!! But I’m going to try again in the morning because they’re SUPER CUTE! And we girls are all about things looking pretty, am I right??? So check back to the blog again later and these links may be working at that time. Sorry for the delay!


Categories: 365 Life, Exodus, Season 3 | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Family Finances Binder

  1. Kelly Krauss

    Ok, I’ve looked at this a couple of times and just caught Kelly’s in Kentucky! I love you my friend! I needed that tonight!

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