that you can do financially are often surprisingly simple.
They involve getting control of your budget and avoiding mistakes. They also
involve putting money in its proper place -- which is not first place in
a Grip on Your Money
is a book showing how you can simplify your finances and worry less,
published by InterVarsity Press. This site accompanies the book, which
is distinctively Christian in its approach, but
also has tips anyone can use.
not to invest money in the market that you have to turn
around and pull out. So, you should have a good handle on your finances before you invest.
Go to the Topics section for ideas and links to resources,
organized step-by-step according to the chapters in Getting
a Grip on Your Money.
If you're already prepared
to commit investment funds to the market, go
to the For Investors section and look at an investment strategy so powerful that those
peddling other investment products will be embarrassed if you ask about it.
Why am I doing this? Good question! I strongly encourage you to question the motives of
anyone giving out financial advice, including me. I am a university professor, author and
financial advisor. There are two things I have discovered in my professional work that I
want the rest of the world to know:
1. Most people would be better off if they simplified their financial lives, and I have
found some methods that help.
2. Everyone would be better off by putting money in its proper place --
which is way behind the more important things in life, such as faith,
friendship and love.
Yes, I do hope to make money with my book on this subject.
However, to me the spreading of knowledge is just as important as making money.
After you have read Getting a Grip on Your Money, pass it on to a
Getting a Grip on Your Money is available from InterVarsity Press,
ISBN 0-8308-2347-6. Call toll-free 800-843-9487. Or, order
Click here for study aids that go with the book
note about this website: Although I hope to provide helpful resources
here, especially for people studying through Getting a Grip on Your
Money, this isn't a comprehensive Christian personal finance website.
There are some topics I just can't treat in detail. If you're looking for
something more comprehensive, go to www.crown.org,
the excellent website of Crown Financial Ministries.
Consumer credit counseling possibility:
counseling from ClearPoint Financial Solutions
If you're looking for tips on frugal living, check out the Counting the Cost