Financials Essential In All That Is Done

“Everything depends on the almighty buck.”

It wasn’t said exactly that way, but same point was made by a community leader at a recent meeting.

Truth is “Whatever anybody does, there has to be consideration given to the economic impact.”

Financial considerations come into every aspect of today’s world, regardless of the endeavor.

While some people have little money, or even none-existent net worth, other than their life and sole, they still have financial bearing on the world.

Despite being without monetary-subsistence, even the starving-homeless affect others lifestyles through the even-if-unintentional burden imposed. Those who work are taxpayers supporting the bridge over the river, street lights shining on night sidewalks one treads and all of the rest

Nothing can survive without fiscal support in some form.

Even in the fifth grade reading club, right after a chairman and secretary were selected, a treasurer was named, and dues set at a penny per class member.

Every organization has a treasurer, financial secretary, accountant, business manager, whatever the title might be, because nothing can continue without some sort of bankroll.

From as minor as buying stamps for get-well-wishes from the Monday Card Club to the thousands of monthly paychecks for major corporation employees,  “money is a necessary evil,” as the saying goes.

Despite truthfulness of that statement, much of what we do is done without desire for any financial reward whatsoever.

Riding our horse, writing feature stories, serving on club committees, lecturing at church, reading about horses, judging a horse show; we do all of them for the vast enjoyment, although admittedly we do get token-stipends in a few circumstances.

Yet, every one of those fun activities in a cowboy’s life comes with a cost of some sort. Everything has to be paid for in one way or another.

Volunteerism, donations, and free gratis are all “good-Samaritan terms,” but one can’t do any without budgetary logistics.

Reminds us of First Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all evil.”  Yet, “Everything depends on the almighty buck.”  However, Psalm 15.5: “He that putteth not out his money to usury shall never be moved.”

Essential to follow First Timothy 6:18: “Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need.”