My 5 for Friday (September 20, 2019)

How can you financially plan for the unexpected? How can you balance availability and accessibility as a leader? And how can you get your kids started with investing?

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

  1. God’s Sovereignty Means Our Giving Isn’t Random by Randy Alcorn. What may seem like a random act of kindness to us, taking the opportunity to spontaneously give to someone else isn’t random. Randy Alcorn says, “If you believe in a sovereign God, then being somewhere at a certain time and place when a particular person is also there is not random, but providentially orchestrated by God.”
  2. How To Plan for the Unexpected: The Emergency Fund by Courtney Sackett. It’s difficult to save for something that seems it will never happen, but when the need arises, you’ll be glad you did. Courtney Sackett shares the important of having an emergency fund and how to plan for the unexpected.
  3. The Tension Between Being Available and Being Accessible as a Leader by Ron Edmondson. There are many things that can demand a leader’s time, so it’s important to know when to make yourself available and when not to, while also remaining accessible. Check out Ron Edmondson’s suggestions how to keep this balance.
  4. 7 Qualities a Leader Can’t Afford Not to Have by Carey Nieuwhof. “Dictators gain following. So do cult leaders. So do criminals. Not all leadership is great leadership.” Here, Carey Nieuwhof points out seven qualities of good leaders. Check it out.
  5. How to Get Your Kid Started With Investing by Carrie Kirby. Is it possible to get your kids started with investing early? Here, Carrie Kirby offers some suggestions on how you can do this, and says that “the experience may encourage them to start investing for retirement early in adulthood, which can set them up for life.”

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