Student Loan Debts and Pastors

Can your student loan debts disqualify you for ministry? Some businesses, denominational offices, and churches are now asking about a candidate’s level of debt in the hiring process.

In fact, in his book EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey says that he makes all potential hires produce a written budget because he doesn’t want to hire someone who will live under constant financial strain with the salary he’s willing to pay them.

How can you get your finances under control so that you’re really free to pursue your calling?

If you’re interested in budget and debt coaching, I provide it for a deep discount off of my normal coaching fees. Check out my Coaching FAQ for more information.

You can also schedule a free 30-minute consultation if you’d like to do some quick trouble-shooting or to see if Clergy Financial Coaching would be a good fit for you.

More Calculators!

more_cowbellYou want more calculators? We’ve got more calculators! (unfortuantely, we’ve run fresh out of more cowbell)

This week we’ve added to our growing list of calculators two brand new ones that are sure to tickle your fancy!

Sinking Fund Calculator

Use this calculator to budget money each month for non-monthly or irregular expenses – car insurance, registration, taxes, licenses, subscriptions, yearly renewals, vacation, gifts, etc. This is a great tool for making sure nothing sneaks up on you and ruins your budget!

College Funding Calculator

If you have kids, this calculator is for you! Use this calculator to help you to determine how much money you need to invest on a monthly basis now, to be able to pay for your child’s college education by the time they are ready to start college. Includes current averages for different college types and adjusts for expected inflation and rates of return on investment. When you hit the “compute” button, this calculator spits out a personalized report for you to use in your planning.

Enjoy!

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