Churches often operate on tight budgets, relying on donations and member contributions to meet their financial obligations. When interest rates rise, economic pressures may mount on congregants as well, leaving them with less disposable income to contribute.
In 2000, Starbucks was one of the most recognisable brands in the world when Howard Schultz stepped down as CEO. Eight years later Schultz returned to a company suffering from the GFC and its own poor financial decision making.
Going solo without any support can be one of the worst things you can do in business. Overstretching yourself can be one of the easiest traps to fall into, making it more challenging to scale your business.
Business financial adviser Alex Cook will expand on 5 reasons why even the best at business need good advice.
The end of the financial year is upon us, and it is time for many of us to start preparing our tax returns. With a little bit of planning and organisation, you can ensure that you get the most out of your tax return while avoiding penalties and errors.
Many of us have difficulty becoming good financial stewards. But having some strategies for life and business can definitely help us get through these times of rising living costs.
It would be nice if all our weekly attendees gave regularly to Church. But the statistics show that the average Christian is only giving around 2% of net income.
If we’re honest, most people struggle with money at some point in their life, whether it’s learning the basics, getting ahead, saving for retirement, avoiding or getting out of debt and even spiritual challenges such as wrongly getting our identity from what we own.
Choosing a financial adviser is a big decision. As you search for the best professional for your situation, make sure you also add faith background to the list of considerations
Generous Churches don’t happen by accident. A generous Church is borne out of proper planning and a work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of a Church’s members.
As a nation, Jews have been oppressed throughout history—some would say more than any other people group in the world. Although this has not stopped them from being one of the most financially prosperous and community focused ethnoreligious races.
Much of their success is not achieved by just generating wealth, but also appropriately stewarding the responsibilities that invariably come along with it such as caring for the needs of the poor and disenfranchised.
The starting point for our finances should be handing it all over to God. The Christian life is a surrendered life. We surrender it all to him, including our finances.
How do you feel about money? Some people love it, some hate it, and some are fearful of it. But what is money? Does it even exist? Dr Natanael Costea is a pastor, a speaker, and an emotional intelligence coach. He joined Neil Johnson on 20Twenty to discuss the spiritual aspects of money and the principles he learned from his Jewish heritage about the blessings God pours on those who invest in His Kingdom.
Most of us have had personal experience dealing with financial hardship. Right now, there’s a lot of concern about the rising cost of living, and when so much is beyond our control, it can be a frightening prospect.
Many of us know that financial conflict is one of the most common causes of marriage breakdowns. Cost of living increases and rising interest rates are placing even more strain on relationships, with families struggling to keep up.
Cost of living pressures along with interest rate rises are causing people to feel financial stress. However, there are some timeless investment strategies that can get us through tough times.
Alex Cook from Wealth with Purpose believes that Christians are born with a purpose and are given different giftings, and we are called to use these until the day we leave the planet.
“Christians never really retire. What we should be asking is how do we have a purposeful retirement. This doesn’t necessarily mean that we stay in paid employment, so we have to be preparing financially.”
Do you face a mountain of indebtedness? For many business owners, trying to get out of business debt can seem like hitting a brick wall. No matter how hard you try, you are never able to make a dent into paying back the loan from the bank.
Darren Laudenbach, founder of God’s Money Matters, unpacks how to free yourself of business debt when the debt-servicing burden becomes too heavy.
This year is a federal election year in Australia. If elected, the Labor Party has proposed changes that would result in double taxing self-funded retirees.
While many Christians want to be more generous with their giving, they can be faced with an internal struggle that wars against the idea of dipping into their hip pocket. Alex Cook (one of Vision's resident financial planners) helps unpack what are the three barriers that hold people back from giving generously and reaping the eternal [...]