Kingdom Calling vs Financial Advisors: Risk

Most financial advisors lead people to produce financial plans that are fraught with risk. When it comes to “Protection,” such as insurance, financial advisors typically choose to offer plans in which you end up paying the highest premiums for the lowest benefit – exactly as the insurance companies like it. Using these plans people usually…


Kingdom Calling vs Financial Advisors: A Better Way

Almost all financial advisors recommend that you invest your money in the stock and bond market, usually through mutual funds, although it could be through wrap accounts, managed accounts, or in individual stocks and bonds. All of these options are subject to the schizophrenic, emotional roller coaster of the markets. As you know well, the…


Kingdom Calling vs. Financial Advisors: Hoarding Hurts

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,…


Kingdom Calling vs. Financial Advisors: Who Benefits

If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you may remember me asking the following questions: 1)Does a bank, or other financial institution want all of your money or just some of it? 2)When you make more money in the future, do they want that too? 3)Do they want to give your money back…


Kingdom Calling vs. Financial Advisors: Building Glass Ceilings

My years as a traditional financial advisor, before I questioned the status quo and began focusing on stewardship, taught me a lot. One of the most salient things I gleaned in those years was that fact that your standard financial advisor can’t, over time, really help you out-perform the market. But they may well help…


Kingdom Calling vs. Financial Advisors: Forfeiting Your Power

I feel sorry for most of the common people I hear about who have lost wealth, lost their way, or both in the financial storm we’re currently weathering. “Why cry for those whose fault it is?” I’ve been asked. Certainly these people were at fault. One can throw blame upon many right now, and that’s…


Kingdom Calling vs. Financial Advisors: Trying to Predict the Future

Kingdom Calling cannot and does not try to predict the future. 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…


What You Already Know to Be True

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…


Are You Committed?

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.” Matthew 13:44 Are you committed? Jesus tells this parable to show what true commitment is.  The most important thing in…


Be, Then Do, Then Have This New Year

As we’re about to flip the calendar on another new year that God has provided us, I want to offer you one of the simpler, more powerful tools that we here at Kingdom Calling apply.  We call it, as others have, the Be-Do-Have Mentality test.  It’s a poignant example of how powerful simply changing your…