Build a Castle, and You Better Protect It

December 23, 2008

We’ve been discussing the 7 stages to get to proper financial stewardship.  Today we’ll  concern ourselves with stage 3:  the Castle/Moat Blueprint.

Great castles of the middle ages had two things in common.  To protect their glorious, high-rising structures, kings would dig a moat around them, and enclose them within an armor of high, strong walls.    We at Kingdom Calling employ this same principle for our clients, and recommend anyone on the road to financial stewardship for God do the same.

Most people are focused on building pretty castle turrets, but they forget the walls and the moat that make the the castle turrets possible.  A strong foundation to your plan is essential.  We discuss every area of protection: insurance, legal arrangements such as wills & trusts, and corporate structures, and cash reserves.  I’ve never met anyone who didn’t have big holes in their protection when we first met.   Often they have made decisions in a hurry, based on too little education, or based on price…often all three.   It is often possible for you to have a far greater level of protection at a smaller cost, simply by educating yourself.  Read the rest of this entry »

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