One of the reasons I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the holistic approach to salvation, the belief that the spiritual nature of God’s commandments affects both the spiritual and temporal aspects of our lives. As an example, my ward (cogregation) is holding a series of workshops to teach members gospel principles and day-to-day applications of industry, thrift and self-reliance. Such topics are particularly helpful in today’s times of economic uncertainty and the threat of recession.

One of the lessons from last Wednesday’s workshop involved two presentations: one on the importance of work and tips for increasing your marketability in the workforce, and the other focused on budgeting and differentiating between needs and wants. You can see the slides from the second presentation here.

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