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Do You Have More Money Than You Think?

Keri didn’t understand why she was always behind on her bills—until some important advice taught her to maximize her money’s full potential. See what she did. Read Transcript

NARRATOR: Keri Casazza couldn't understand

why she was always behind on her bills,

especially working two jobs.

I was pretty miserable.

Just always feeling in trouble, and burdened,

and extremely stressed.

Because I would be afraid-- oh, my gosh,

am I going to have enough money for groceries,

or my electricity getting cut off?

NARRATOR: Keri went to a financial counselor

to get help.

It was there she realized her problem.

I was spending money, and not realizing

how much I was spending.

$2 or $3 a day spending on a cup of coffee,

or something like that.

That adds up on a daily basis.

And seeing my finances in front of me on a spreadsheet,

being told, you actually do make enough money.

NARRATOR: They taught Keri how to manage her finances

using biblical principles.

That included going on a budget and tithing off

of all of her income, something she thought she couldn't do.

I'd heard about it, and just always thought that same thing,

I just can't afford to do it.

Because I didn't make enough money.

And I was always so afraid.

NARRATOR: Keri followed their advice, sticking to her budget

and tithing.

When she made the adjustment to tithing off both paychecks,

she noticed a change with her part time

job selling furniture.

I was making about $200 to $400 a paycheck.

And then once the shift started--

$1,000, $1,100 in one paycheck.

And that's one day a week.

To see that come in, and to realize, oh, my gosh,

the Lord really has been my source.

And he's seen that I've been obedient.

It just blew me away.

NARRATOR: Then, Keri says God asked her to quit her furniture

sales job.

She took that leap of faith.

And now she's enjoying her full time job

in property management even more.

Since that time, Keri says her finances

haven't skipped a beat.

Even after I've paid my tithe, and paid my bills,

I still have the same amount of money in my account.

And I just laugh, because that's the Lord.

NARRATOR: Now Keri has the resources

to support the ministry she loves, like CBN

and Orphan's Promise.

I love anything that has to do with little ones

and just, them, finding good homes,

watching the stories about them, it just really

kind of tugs at your heart.

And I just feel like I really have

to give to that because I love children.

So many people say, I can't afford it.

Well, you can't afford not to.

Because our money actually is not ours.

It all belongs to the Lord.

And he wants to see that we trust Him enough, and believe

in Him enough, that He's going to take care of us.

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