Principles Meet Profits: A Match Made in Heaven
The Two Go Hand in Hand
Profit without principles is ill-gained profit. Principles without sound financials often lead to weak profits. However,
principles with sound financials will help you maximize profits. The two go hand in hand. You should consider both your principles and the financial feasibility of the investment.
If you are privileged enough to be able to invest, shouldn’t you make sure that you are doing the best you can to maximize your money? At the same time, shouldn’t you make sure you are not profiting at the expense of others’
I am not here to dictate to you what you should or should not invest in. My personal goal is to be pleasing to God and to maximize the wealth He has entrusted to me in a fashion that I believe will please Him. Your beliefs and your plan may be similar or immensely different from mine. My purpose is to challenge you and open your mind to an area you probably have not spent much time thinking about: where you invest!
The revelations that I’ve had in my financial life did not come to me overnight. In fact, it took approximately two years for me to become fully aware, to truly embrace and wrap my hands around exactly what I needed to do. The first problem was conviction. I had a lot of questions and concerns that I needed to wrestle with. The second turning point came as a result of more tools becoming readily accessible.
There were quite a few hurdles to cross before I was able to take what was important to me and implement it in an easy and understandable fashion. It is one thing to want to do something; it is another to be able to do it. Those were my two challenges. Now, with advancements in technology and research, I have no excuses. And my eyes are open. I really have only two choices: take the time to understand what I own or pretend that it really doesn’t matter. For me, the choice is clear. As you learn more about faith-based investing and work through the many issues, please feel free to send me any questions! My hope is that the choice to incorporate your faith into your investment portfolio will be a clear choice for you.
Need more help figuring it out?
Read The Faith-Based Millionaire at www.jayperoni.com (foreword by the infamous Dan Miller)