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Your Flocks and Herds

This brilliant video must have been created by some very creative, tech-savvy, and BORED modern shepherds! It’s pretty funny and shows how well they know what their sheepdogs and sheep are capable of.

Yesterday, I came across this ancient Hebrew proverb:

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks,
And attend to your herds;
For riches are not forever,
Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
Proverbs 27:23-24

Thankfully, this doesn’t involve actually running out to the pasture and checking up on my sheep… it’s more like logging on to my internet banking and checking up on my budget!

This proverb was a pretty stern reminder for me to keep an eye on my household finances. My tendency is to get lazy, and for that I’ve been rewarded form of a late payment fee or other charge. It’s pretty easy to miss that kind of stuff. It’s also easy to spend a little extra here and there, and then suddenly you realize you’ve got about 20 less sheep than you thought you did. Oops! As mentioned in my free eBook, paying attention is huge factor in whether or not you will win with your money. Just today, I spoke with a self-made millionaire, and he can tell you exactly the state of his flocks on any given day. Riches are definitely not forever, but they do last longer if you’re diligent and pay attention to what you’re doing with them.

If it’s been a while since you’ve had a good look at your flocks and herds, go visit them. Pat them on the head, count them lovingly, etc, etc. ¬†Ok– I’m off to check on my banking online and look over the budget!


Internet banking phobia

I meet people regularly who are petrified of using such a service because they believe that their money will mysteriously disappear due to theft or fraud. Maybe I’m naive, but I’ve never lost a cent by using an internet banking facility, and I don’t get where the fear comes from. Those who do use internet banking usually seem to comment on how convenient it is. This morning, I met a man who lives abroad and remarked that he’d be helpless without internet banking. Money that you deposit with a bank is backed by that bank, regardless of what account type it is. You can’t just magically leak money from an account because you access it using your computer! Again, maybe I’m missing something, but people are just funny about things sometimes. Whatever.