Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Financial Stewardship

As defined in Wikipedia, "stewardship is an ethic that embodies the the responsible planning and managment of resources."  Since money is a resource, good financial stewardship means responsible planning and management of the use of money.  Here are some of the elements of finanical stewardship:
  • Spending plan.    How much money is needed for fixed and discretionary expenses?  This is also called a budget.

  • Income plan.How will money be acquired for the spending plan?   This is also a career and investment plan.

  • Sustainability plan.  How can one ensure results from the income plan are at or (preferably) greater than the spending plan for a lifetime?  This is also known as living below one's means.
  • While there are no guarantees, good financial stewardship can increase the probabilty of creating and building personal wealth.

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    This is not financial or wealth building  advice. Please consult a professional advisor.

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    1 comment:

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