Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A religious view..

Please do not get me wrong, but I am not religious and do not intend this post as a controversial one.

Anyway, a coworker of mine was telling me about the "Debt-Free Living" course being offered at his church. I thought it is very cool that even in a religion they support personal finance. I have this booklet of information on it, and saw 2 quotes on it that I thought I should share with you -

"A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children, but the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous." Prov 13:22

"And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day." Deut 8:18

I am curious what other religions talk about personal finance now, such as Buddhism, for example, hmmm...


Blogger natech said...

I'm sure that other religions have something relating to personal finance, probably not in a western sense where we have IRAs, online banking, stocks, etc but the common sense and wisdom are there. Although maybe not with buddhism since monks live on their own, without any money involved, i.e., the holy way to live.

Do you know that Catholics are probably the richest religion with all real estates property they own and not to mention, donations from billion of catholics all over the world. And we already know how well Jews manage their money. ;-)

As we think about it, personal finance is something that has been going on as long as manhood exists. Allocating food over long winter, doing trades, etc is part of that. It's the key to our well-being survival but this time, our goal is not just to survive but to be independent from money by not having to work.

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