Intentional Voice: Six keys to your financial wellness
Brian Cochran, CKA®, CFP®, Financial Planner
John Moore, CKA®, CIMA®, Principal
The John Moore Associates team could not be more excited to serve as a business partner with Family Life Radio. For over 21 years, we have helped families become intentional in their financial planning and investment decisions through the application of biblical principles.
Did you know there are over 2,000 verses in God’s Word relating to money and material possessions? From these Scriptures come six key principles that can serve as your foundation for wise stewardship and financial wellness:
- Spend less than you make
- Be prudent about debt
- Build liquidity
- Set long-term goals
- Act like a manager, not an owner
- Give generously
Let’s look at the first principle- Spend less than you make. Living within your means is a simple principle and serves as the foundation for financial success. It is also very easily violated. Our modern culture pushes us to spend all we have and more in the search for meaning, acceptance and happiness. We are bombarded with the message that if we can raise our standard of living just a bit more, we will find joy. The Bible teaches us differently. Luke 12:15 is one of many warnings about possessions- “Watch out! Be on guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
Do you seek joy and fulfillment in possessions, or do you feel a sense of gratefulness and contentment? Acknowledging the emotions around spending is an important first step to spending wisely and creating the margin required to be successful with your money.
We look forward to helping you go deeper into God’s principles in the coming months through Family Life Radio.