Synopses & Reviews
Millions of people are lost in debt and teetering on the brink of financial insecurity-and all they really need is a good map. By revealing key biblical principles of finance, Your Money Map
steers readers toward wise money management through seven financial destinations anyone can reach. It describes each destination, from saving $1,000 and creating a spending plan, to reducing debt and making wise, long-term investments. No matter how distant the final destination may seem, Your Money Map
provides realistic steps and all the necessary tools to achieve them. The end result? True freedom to invest your time and resources in furthering the Great Commission.
The path to financial freedom may seem too steep to climb, but this book will help you achieve the summit, one destination at a time. Set your sights on the biblical principles that will help you reach your destination!
The most effective method we've ever used to train people to handle money God's way.
-Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life
The practical principles in Your Money Map are powerful and life-changing, because they are based on the Bible. My only regret is that I did not read it twenty years ago. Don't make that same mistake!
-Joe Gibbs, NFL Head Coach and Founder of NASCAR's Joe Gibbs Racing
By revealing key biblical principles of finance, "Your Money Map" steers readers toward wise money management through seven financial destinations anyone can reach. It describes each plan, from saving $1,000 and creating a spending plan, to reducing debt and making long-term investments.
By revealing key biblical principles of finance, Your Money Map steers readers toward the clear biblical basics of money managment through seven financial destinations that anyone can reach. Your Money Map provides realistic steps and the necessary tools to achieve them.
About the Author
is Co-founder of Crown Financial Ministries®, created by a 2000 merger of Crown Ministries, which he founded in 1985, and Larry Burkett's Christian Financial Concepts. Howard's books and small-group financial studies have been used by thousands of churches and individuals. He is a former naval officer, restaurateur, and real estate developer.
Howard and his wife, Bev, have been married for over 35 years. They reside in Gainesville, Georgia, and have two married children.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments / 9
Getting the Most from this Book / 11
Part 1: Prepare for the Journey
1. The Challenge / 17
2. The Solution / 21
3. Your Money Map / 31
4. Who's the Real Owner? / 39
5. We Are Managers / 47
Part 2: Pack Your Bags for the Journey
6. Giving / 61
7. Honesty / 69
8. It's Time to Party! / 77
9. What on Earth Am I Here For? / 83
10. Making the Most Out of Your Job / 93
Part 3: Destinations 1 and 2
11. Destination 1: Saving for Emergencies / 107
12. Destination 1: Your Spending Plan / 117
13. Destination 2: Credit Cards Paid Off / 129
Part 4: Destinations 3 and 4
14. Destination 3: Consumer Debt Paid Off / 145
15. Destination 4: Saving for Major Purchases / 161
16. Saving to Start Your Own Business / 168
Part 5: Destinations 5 and 6
17. Destination 5: Your Home and Paying It Off / 181
18. Destination 5: Investing / 193
19. Destination 6: Planning Your Estate / 205
Part 6: Destination 7
20. This Is a Family Trip! / 215
21. Eternity Is Forever / 225
22. Destination 7: True Financial Freedom / 235
Appendix: Insurance / 245
Notes / 249