Christian Personal financial Management

personal-finance-books blogWalk into a major bookstore and you’ll find hundreds of books on a wide variety of topics about money and personal finance. Many of those books focus on the self – help approach to personal finance. Fix financial problems, such as getting out of debt, invest wisely and retire young, happy and rich and pinch pennies until it hurts. Don’t get me wrong. There is some pretty good advice out there on these topics and more. But for a Christian focused on managing God’s resources, our reading and learning should go much deeper.

A Christian financial bookshelf includes topics about stewardship, generosity and managing money wisely, so God can work through us and with our resources versus spending them on a life of materialism and short-term gratification. Certainly there is a balance, but money is a resource to be used for God’s purposes and not ours.711LqiUgx1L._SL1200_ copy This is the only way to true financial freedom. Interested in learning more? Look for these titles the next time you visit your church or Christian bookstore:

The Root of Riches by Chuck Bentley – It’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting to have more money and get rich. After all, society sells that becoming rich and acquiring more leads to happiness. Chuck Bentley, president of Crown Financial Ministries, shares how to avoid the world’s view of money and align with God’s purposes for it.51XFpHuF2tL Chuck uses a unique approach showing how our roots, or beliefs, result in our fruits or behaviors when it comes to financial matters. This book will help you take a look at your own heart and shares how the root of riches are only truly found in Christ.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey – This is probably the most well-known book about money and personal finance. Dave Ramsey walks you through his Total Money Makeover Challenge and how to follow his 7 Baby Steps to financial peace. Ramsey has helped many people become debt free through this method and daily radio program.978-1-4143-5949-6 The book is full of practical tips to save money, pay off debt and invest wisely for the future. It’s a quick read and includes encouraging and motivating testimonies throughout. If you want to discover the practical side of stewardship you won’t be able to put it down. Ramsey has openly shared that he is a Christian and his advice is built upon many of the principles you’ll find in the Bible.

9781600062797_p0_v1_s260x420Money Purpose Joy by Matt Bell – Christian author, Matt Bell helps you live for the true meaning and purpose God has planned for your life. It’s certainly easy to wonder away with the temptation our society places on us to want more and pursue our selfish endeavors. Bell starts the book with a story about how his early life paralleled with that of the prodigal son in the Bible. He learned a valuable lesson about squandering away God’s resources and later realized His purpose in life to serve and help people connect with God through the wise management of His resources. You’ll find plenty of practical tips and biblical principles to help you with your own financial journey in this book.

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2004-07-06 05:25:01 by Interlocutor

Norway's tax-payers are shocked. Since years, it turned out, they are financing a rather obscure institute. Skjærgård's School would not reveal much about its curriculum to the educational authorities, but anyway enough to identify it as a Christian fundamentalist outfit. The media found among other curious things that the students have courses in such exotic subjects as speaking in tongues, starting in second standard. Glenn Rasmussen, the school pastor, does not allow the Labor Inspection Authority, to check the health, environmental and safety standards at the school. Nor does he provide an insight into the financial management

The man needs some financial training

2011-07-19 06:53:56 by unselfemployed

Obviously, he keeps making some bad decisions re: credit cards, etc. The fact that he keeps making these bad decisions tells me that he's not terribly sophisticated when it comes to understanding financial management. The economy isn't helping -- but at the same time, the economy didn't force him to not pay a credit card payment because he got pissed off at a late fee. Things like that have a tendency to snowball out of control real fast. And frankly, dealing with the IRS is not for the weak . . .
He should consider taking a financial management course to get his spending, budgets and saving in shape

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