“But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth.”
Never, in my 34 years in and around the financial arena, have I found more of the investing public ignoring Godly principles in the hopes of making more money by entrusting their hard-earned cash with the “financial professionals” who offer the “traditional financial planning” that, by definition, will never be long-lasting. As soon as the financial “plan” starts to falter, these “financial professionals” encourage their clients to subscribe to a “new and better” secular financial strategy.
As noted in my book, I too was once turning the “Ten Commandments” into the “Ten Suggestions”, while praying more at the Altar of the old mighty dollar than of our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.
At my core, and at the corporate core of The Peter Grandich Company, is the firm belief that we should conduct our lives as written in “the manual of life”, the Holy Bible, which teaches us that how we can give ourselves a fighting chance on how to best live our lives in this messed up world. With that in mind as a foundation, I had written two booklets:
“Less is More” is a financial philosophy that I have adopted and strongly promote. I believe that this philosophy is seriously-needed in today’s consumption-driven world. “Self-storage” is the poster child of America’s addiction to stuff.
Now is as good a time as any to teach your children and grandchildren about what makes this world go round – money. Please read my “Kids and Cash – What Every Parent Needs to Know to Raise a Financially-Healthy Child”.
After you read this short missive, please look back on your life and think about what your life might have been if you had known these things back then. But, it is never too late for you consider adopting this concept going forward, because the best “advice” that we can give to our children is what they observe in our actions. So, in this way, you don’t have to say to them: “Do as I say, not as I do.”