Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

As the elections of Pope Francis throw the news world into a Christian frenzy, Moneywise takes a look at financial tips from the bible.

The bible teaches several practices that can be applied to money, according to Black Enterprise and Harvey Financial Services. See if you follow these 13 financial tips.

Reduce debt

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Proverbs 22:7

Put money in savings

Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
1 Corinthians 16:2

Don't take out more mortgage than you can afford
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Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
Ecclesiastes 5:5

Pay honest taxes
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And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marveled at him.
Mark 12:17

Save for retirement and leave an inheritance

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Proverbs 13:22

Do research before making financial decisions
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The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Proverbs 14:15

Donate to charity
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He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
Proverbs 28:27

Invest wisely
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And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.
Matthew 25:20

Learn to work more efficiently
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If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.
Ecclesiastes 10:10

Co-sign loans with caution
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A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
Proverbs 17:18

Get a good financial adviser
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Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Proverbs 15:22

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For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
Luke 14:28

Work hard
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Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
Proverbs 13:11