My 5 for Friday (March 29, 2019)

How can we cultivate generosity in the next generation? Are shortcuts ever worth it? And how can you make better spending choices?

All these questions and more are answered in this week’s My 5 for Friday.

  1. If We Want to Cultivate Generosity, We Need to Understand Each Other by Sarah Greene Engelman. Generosity brings to mind different ideas for different people. In order to pass generosity along to the next generation, Sarah Engelman argues that we need to understand different ways of being generous. Including, but not limited to, finances.
  2. The Shortsightedness Of Shortcuts – And Why It Pays To Dig Deep by Dan Reiland. With all the demands of life, it can be really tempting to take shortcuts in one area or another. But is it really worth it? Dan Reiland points out that “When you refuse to take shortcuts, the reservoir of what you will have to offer others becomes deep and rich. It’s like a deep well of wisdom.” Keeping reading to see why shortcuts may not be worth it.
  3. To Build, Buy, Lease or Rent…that IS the Question by Tim Cool. The decision to build, buy, lease, or rent facilities for your church is a weighty one. Here, Tim Cool offers several ways to think through this decision with helpful, guiding questions in order to best understand your need and what’s possible. It’s worth checking out.
  4. Building Credit by Michael Jensen. What is credit, why is it important, and how can you establish good credit? All of these questions can feel overwhelming if this is a topic unfamiliar to you, so this article from Michael Jensen is helpful in answering those basic credit questions.
  5. 5 Easy Ways to Make Better Spending Choices by Chuck Bentley. Everyone can relate to having some financial regrets. In fact, Chuck Bentley said, “All of us have experienced unexpected events in life for which we never could have planned, but far too often we bring painful financial consequences upon ourselves by the decisions we make.” Check out his five easy ways to make better spending choices.

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