March 21, 2009
Financial advisors encourage you to be miserly and have the smallest possible impact on the world. This is the same financial advice given in most churches, either because that advice is coming from lay people or from church members who are practicing “traditional financial planning.” And for a lot of folks it’s not horrible advice, because most Americans, and most Christians for that matter, have a terrible spending problem. So the advice is to scrimp and save.
What has your money done for you lately?
Now, saving is important. And not wasting your money frivolously is important. But if that’s where most of your focus goes, you can’t focus on being more productive. If such frivolous spending is a problem, then it needs to be addressed (and sometimes we spend considerable time with clients on this), but once there’s a reasonable amount of discipline here, there is far more that can be accomplished by focusing on producing more with what we have.
So where financial advisors encourage hoarding, Kingdom Calling focuses on cash flow, so your assets can actually send you money instead of giving you only paper gains. Think about it: you can’t eat a paper gain, but you can definitely be hurt by a paper loss. Read the rest of this entry »
March 17, 2009
Kingdom Calling cannot and does not try to predict the future.
Trying to predict the financial future can be misleading
If you’re working with a financial advisor that does, it’s probably time for you to question your direction.
Instead, Kingdom Calling tries to plan for every contingency while focusing on maximizing the efficiency of your plan. By doing so, we are able, in most cases, to grow your wealth far beyond what any financial advisor considers possible.
Kingdom Calling focuses on Cash Flow and Velocity, as opposed to Hoarding. In doing so, we employ the same effective growth strategy employed by the wealthy and most successful financial firms (those who practice sound principles), while simultaneously staying true to the word of God.
Financial planning is really quite simple: plug-in an assumed rate of return, inflation percentage, number of years until your retirement or goal, and an assumed amount of money you will “need” at that time. Then leather-bind the 200 page plan so it looks weighty, important and worth the price.
The problem with this method? Read the rest of this entry »
January 5, 2009
Riddle me these four questions, if you will:
- Do financial institutions want all of your money, or only some of it?
- Do they want more of the money you make in the future?
- Do they want to give it back a long time from now, or soon?
- Do they want to give it back all at once, or over time?
Are you surprised you know how to run a bank? You shouldn’t be. Read the rest of this entry »
December 29, 2008
1. The Path
2. Soul Purpose Activator
3. The Castle/Moat Blueprint
4. Protection/Production Stage
5. The Abundance Accelerator
Kingdom Calling’s methodology for converting our clients’ finances from haphazard, to focused and ready for purposeful use following each individual’s calling is carefully designed. Read the rest of this entry »
December 18, 2008
As I mentioned, the first of the seven stages of the process to financial stewardship is understanding the right plan or general thinking about your finances.
The key to remember: we(like banks and other financial institutions) need to focus on now rather than hoarding for “someday”. When we are focused on cash flow, everything that we are stewarding is focused on now. We are able to react immediately in any way that God calls us. If He calls us to give a large amount of money to some person, charity, or cause, we have the cash flow to put towards this. We are not stuck in the position that most find themselves of feeling like they have to dig into their hoarded wealth, afraid that by giving it away they will not have enough. Read the rest of this entry »
December 12, 2008
The mythical “American Dream”: work hard for 40 years and then one day at 65, retire with a golden nest egg that will take care of you the remainder of your days. There are several problems with this fantasy. For one, most of us base our plans on predictions of the future which aren’t accurate. And even if everything works out perfectly, and you arrive at age 65 with $1,000,000 just like your financial planner predicted…
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December 8, 2008
As I started my career as a financial advisor in late 1997, I had a few offers, of which American Express Financial Advisors seemed the best. They competently taught the ins and outs of traditional financial planning. And, for a few years, I taught and managed my clients using these traditional principles. But it wasn’t long before I realized that what I was teaching and implementing – though true in the traditional sense – actuality wasn’t. Money and math work very differently. And yet most financial planning advice given in this country is based purely on math, and never works the way it’s advertised in real life. Read the rest of this entry »