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Here is some thought-provoking and biblical advice on curbing our spending both before and after we are retired. From Retirement Stewardship…………….
Some words to chew on here from a Christian writer and financial advisor. From Retirement Stewardship…………….
REIMAGINE RETIREMENT by C. J. Cagle (B & H Publishers; 2019)
This book is written by a Christian financial specialist, as well as being a recent retiree himself. But unlike a lot of other financial planning books I have read, Cagle does not make the reader feel foolish or a loser if they don’t have a million dollars already set aside for themselves.
Cagle first looks at how our modern world defines retirement and then compares that to a review of the biblical outlook on retirement. And, of course, the Bible knows nothing about retirement as presently experienced in the Western world. In Part Two, the author gets more into the numbers and wise strategies of preparing for and beginning to set your financial house in order. Then, in Part Three, Cagle emphasizes how to live out your retirement in a manner that demonstrates a trust and dependence on God, while also looking for various ways to continue to serve Him and mentor younger people.
This book is extremely practical and easy to understand for even clueless financial people like myself! Again, I found this book to be an encouragement even though I do not have a retirement nest egg personally. Highly recommended!
I must be honest and say that this is a real problem for me. Although God has always taken care of me and my family, it is not as if He always provides 2 weeks before the due date or twice as much as we need! Still, God is good and He is faithful! From Crossway………….
I must admit, the first part of this article is somewhat sobering for me. But the rest of the article then kicks in with biblical encouragement and insight. From Retirement Stewardship………………
Some good and wise advice about our finances from a Christian viewpoint. From Retirement Stewardship…………..
Friends, this pandemic is affecting practically everyone in the world when it comes to their jobs and finances. But God was not away on vacation when the virus hit, and He knows the anxiety and fear that each of us carry. Even more so than normal, our burdens are TOO BIG for us to carry. Let’s admit that to ourselves and to God. He is waiting for us to ask for His peace and mercy! From From the Darkness Into the Light……………………..
Experiencing stress and anxiety due to dealing with financial hardships? Many are laid off due to the global pandemic, worry plagues you every minute of the day, the anxious thoughts of “how am I going to make ends meet,” the sleepless nights have you sleep deprived. When financial problems have you in a constant state […]