I met Mrs. Melissa Dougherty through a Facebook group dedicated to ministering to #Jehovah’s Witnesses and #LDS members. I always appreciated her attitude of tenderness and love for those we brought the Gospel to. I look up to her knowledge of the #Bible and what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe/preach. Her boldness was always a motivator and both her humbleness and passion for teaching are to be admired. Because of these, and other, attributes I decided I had to interview her on the topic of Personal #Finance.
Let’s dive right in!
BBM: Is the Bible One of your Financial #Education sources? Why or Why Not?
Melissa: Yes, but not like I want it to be. Mainly because I’m not really the breadwinner of our home, so though I have some control over finances, ultimately it’s in my hubby’s hands.
BBM: Do you believe that Small Business contributes positively to the Economy?
Melissa: Yes I do. They’re the ones that are going to help the country not become so monopolized, and give to the people. Not the corporations.
BBM: How do you manage your finances? Examples: Financial Adviser, checkbook register, a combination of tools or something else)
Melissa: A lot of math! We don’t ever really know what we’ll make every month, so we budget out our money by keeping a planner of bills and what’s spent
BBM: At What age did you begin to form a “financial freedom” mindset?
Melissa: I felt very good about saving and spending money around age 18.
BBM: Why do you believe financial wisdom is important?
Melissa: Financial management is the cause of much stress! Knowing how to manage our money wisely can contribute to a much more fulfilling life.
Thanks very much to this amazing, Christian teacher for her time and honesty. I hope to feature her again in the future.