Introducing the GPS Solution
You have goals for your future. Are you moving in the right direction? Is your financial plan on course? So many people today cannot answer the following questions: Where does my money go? Will I make it through the month? I want to retire–will I run out of money before I run out of life?
A Global Positioning System (GPS) is a navigational tool used worldwide. Borrowing the same initials and working on somewhat the same premise, The Faith-Based Investor, my latest book, introduces the GPS Solution. This tool, which is based on Growing, Protecting, and Sharing, will help you determine your current financial position and then navigate the world of money and investing to your desired financial destination.
The Following is an overview of the GPS Solution:
Grow: Do you know how long your money will last? Will you run out of money before you run out of life? Can you really afford to retire? How does God want you to manage the assets you have been given? The first part of the book will help you look at ways to grow your income and assets.
Protect:Sometimes knowing the questions to ask is as important as the answers. God expects us to walk by faith, but He also calls us to plan for both the feast and the famine. We live in a time of extreme volatility. This section of the book will look at prudent strategies to help you protect your income and assets.
Share: Going backward financially? Not receiving blessings? Have you stopped giving? Some people stop giving to God’s kingdom when things get tough and money gets tight. You need God to point you in the right direction, so why take Him out of the picture? The third part of the book will look at ways to share all that God has entrusted to you.
Many people do not have the education, experience, or resources to wisely manage the money God has provided. My hope is that you will begin a new quest to make wiser decisions by being better informed through the material provided in this book.
God’s way is a better way!
Every financial strategy that works has its roots in biblical principles. The Faith-Based Investor was designed for people like you. Whether you are old or young, rich or poor, this book can help you grow closer to God and be a more faithful money manager.
As you read this book, you will unlock the lessons that I have learned during my twenty years in the Christian faith and fourteen years as a financial planner. Here is a sampling of what we will cover:
Lesson One: Manage your time, skills, and finances in a way that glorifies God.
Lesson Two: Every financial plan should have purpose.
Lesson Three: Principles should always come before profits.
Lesson Four: God calls you to maximize the resources He has provided you.
Lesson Five: Find investments to grow your wealth, but don’t forget to incorporate your faith, passion, and purpose.
Lesson Six: Let your faith and not fear guide your moneymaking decisions.
Lesson Seven: Position your finances to succeed in any environment.
Lesson Eight: Proper insurance planning does not mean you lack faith in God.
Lesson Nine: Giving advances God’s creation.
Lesson Ten: Leave a lasting legacy.
In the writing of this book I was led to interview more than one hundred faith-based investors: pastors, teachers, financial advisors, entrepreneurs, business leaders, authors, influential bloggers, and others who had a meaningful story to tell. I hope their recounted diverse experiences will help make this book as much a joy for you to read as it was for me to write.
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