Counsel from Elder Hales

Sunday, September 9, 2012
"Brothers and sisters...our children are growing up in times of economic uncertainty. Just as our grandparents and great-grandparents learned vital lessons through economic adversity, what we learn now, in our present circumstances, can bless us and our posterity for generations to come."

"All of us are responsible to provide for ourselves and our families, in both temporal and spiritual ways. To provide providently, we must practice the principles of provident living: joyfully living within our means --- being content with what we have, avoiding excessive debt, and diligently saving and preparing for "rainy day" emergencies. When we live providently, we can provide for ourselves and our families and also follow the Savior's example to serve and bless others."

(Elder Robert D. Hales, "Becoming Provident Providers Temporally and Spiritually", April 2009 General Conference)