The first step in reaching a goal is to have one. Sadly, fewer than 1 in 3 Americans even made a New Year’s Resolution last year, according to ABC News. Of those who did, the second-most common theme was to improve finances. (Improving health/losing weight took the top spot). And, according to Forbes, 80% of those who do make resolutions abandoned them by early February.
We can’t help you stay on a diet, but your Moravian Ministries Foundation in America (MMFA) is here to help you beat the odds with three resolutions you can keep in 2023. Use the marvels of technology and structured programs to keep your financial resolutions in 2023.
Resolution 1: Improve finances
Sign up for our next FreedUp class by January 9. MMFA pays the fee and provides the materials for Moravians. The virtual classes occur on six consecutive Thursdays at noon or 7:00 p.m. beginning January 19. MMFA’s own Laura Watson leads the virtual class, which has received rave reviews from Moravians you may know. Click here to read more!
Resolution 2: Document your plan
Did you know 68% of Americans lack a valid will? Make a resolution to be among the minority of people who do. Create your will, medical power of attorney, advanced directive, and other important legal documents.
MMFA is proud to introduce our new Legacy PlannerTM online legal document system. It’s an end-to-end way to create important documents to remember the people and ministries you love. It produces the actual documents and provides instructions to get them witnessed, notarized, and filed in the state where you live. Again, this service is free to anyone who is remembering any Moravian ministry in their plans.
Resolution 3: Fulfill your pledge
You’ve told your congregation, fellowship, or worship community your plans to financially support them during 2023. So, what’s better than your pledge card? A recurring gift on the Moravian Giving Portal. Surprisingly, nearly 1 in 4 people who do not keep their resolutions report the reason is that they forgot. The Moravian Giving Portal can help you remember by scheduling regular offerings on a monthly basis. It’s easy to do. And MMFA pays any card processing fees. The portal remembers even if you forget. Of course, you can change or discontinue your recurring gift at any time.