Gain All You Can, Save All You Can, Give All You Can

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Yesterday I was inspired by a John Wesley quote from an article by Joe Plemon – of PersonalFinanceByTheBook.com – published on ChristianPF.com:

“Gain all you can, Save all you can, Give all you can” – John Wesley

This quote inspires me by turning a common Christian viewpoint on making money on its head choosing instead to gain as much as we can to have more effect.  After all… how can we give more if we don’t have more?

To highlight the concept I shot the following video, which also touches on embracing your calling in life and pursuing it with passion – I hope you enjoy.

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Please share your thoughts in the comments.



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1 Bob

Great Message – “Gain all you can, Save all you can, Give all you can”

2 infinite banking

solid message here! i think it’s all about balance.

3 Paula @ AffordAnything.org

Great message, though I’d add one more piece of advice — make sure the organization to which you’re giving is well-run and uses your donation wisely. There are several “charity ranking” organizations that will help you evaluate how well a group will use your money, but a good rule of thumb is that the more transparent an organization is, the better.

4 Matt Jabs

Good advice Paula. Personally – at this point – I only give to my church, my family, Goodwill, and our local homeless shelter… all of which I understand very well. Giving is a bit like investing, you should only give to things you understand.

5 Sam

It’s a great message indeed!

Matt, in your video you say you were “confused” during 4q10. Can you talk more about that? How does your wife feel about you quitting your job? Is she willing to be the primary breadwinner for an extended period of time? If you haven’t written a post abou your 180, I think it would be a great read!

Thx,

Sam

6 Matt Jabs

Well, we can’t always understand what others go through so it’s possible you may just not get it… but basically we have changed the way we view our life’s work. My wife is finishing up her job in June to join me in the new business. If necessary, we’re okay with making less for a season since transitioning into our new work embraces our passions and is worth any periods of lean times that may accompany the change.

I’ll be publishing much more on these topics (self-employment, the change, etc.) going forward so subscribe and stay posted… especially since June is National Rebuild Your Life Month! :)

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