Item description for The Sound Mind Investing Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Managing Your Money from a Biblical Perspective by Austin Pryor...
Many excellent books teach God's principles of finance. Perhaps one or more of them has helped you lay a strong biblical foundation for carrying out your money management responsibilities. But as you try to apply those principles to making real-life investing decisions, it's easy to feel overwhelmed by the jargon and the sheer number of investment possibilities.
Investment advisor Austin Pryor has carefully created the "next step" guide that helps you put Godly principles of finance into motion. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced investor, you'll benefit from stepping across this bridge between "theory" and "action". Each user-friendly lesson is written in everday English and filled with helpful visual aids. In this revised and updated edition of The Sound Mind Investing Handbook, you'll learn
- What investing is and why it's actually quite simple - Six characteristics of investing that glorifies God - What important steps to take to prepare yourself financially before invest - What mutual funds are and why they make investing easier than ever before - How to use your personal investing "temperament" and present "season of life" to make decisions and limit your risk - How to implement an investment strategy that's guaranteed to help you keep pace with the markets - Tax-wise ways to invest for college, including the state-sponsored 529 savings plans - The pros and cons of investing internationally - The rules governing IRAs and 401(k)s and which should have the priority - How to make the calculations needed to make sure your retirement countdown is on schedule - College professors have even used this book in their finance classes because of its easy to understand format. So, whether you invest a little or a lot, these biblical principles apply to you. In short, he's made learning about investing as painless as it's going to get.
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Studio: Sound Mind Investing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 7.3" Height: 10" Weight: 1.82 lbs.
Release Date Jun 10, 2004
Publisher SOUND MIND INVESTING
ISBN 0970595611 ISBN13 9780970595614
Availability 0 units.
More About Austin Pryor
AUSTIN PRYOR is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Kentucky where he received a B.S. degree in Banking and Finance in 1967. Pryor founded his own investment management firm, Forum Investment Counselors, in 1978 where he saw his average client account more than triple in value during its first five years of operations. He is an American financial writer, speaker, and radio personality whose work focuses on investment counseling from an evangelical Christian point of view. In 1990 he founded the Sound Mind Investing newsletter to help Christians apply biblical financial and investing principles in specific ways to their personal situations. His written articles appear regularly on www.SoundMindInvesting.com as well as the Crosswalk, Christian Broadcasting Network, and Crown Financial Ministries websites.Pryor has been married to his wife, Susie, for 50 years; they have three grown children and ten grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Sound Mind Investing Handbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Managing Your Money from a Biblical Perspective?
Finally, an Investment Book That Makes Sense Mar 29, 2007
This is a great book for looking at and finally understanding the "big picture" of investing. The author provides enough background to understand stocks, bonds, and mutual funds without overwhelming the reader. More important, it has a step-by-step method to design the best portfolio mix for the individual "wanna-be" investor.
The author looks at the importance of investing from a Christian perspective, and for me, it removed most of the stress and anxiety of investing.
I've read many, many books on investing, and this was the first to give me a real understanding of the whole process. More importantly, the author stresses how to control the risk that actually is controllable, and to not worry about the risks that are NOT controllable. It really does result in a "Sound Mind" philosophy for investing.
I have given this book to many of my friends, and have recommended it to many more.
Great & easy to follow & implement Feb 28, 2007
This book is very easy to read, and gives a good basic understanding of the stock market, bond funds, mutual funds, etc. Things to think about and watch out for. Step by step instructions for setting up accounts, and references for more information if you want it.
Great Book! Feb 25, 2006
Well, I'm not actually finished with this book yet, I've gone to chapter 10, which is all I was ready for. Getting debt free is the focus of the first part of the book, and now I've charted the course and it is already in sight! As the author states, "there is no better investment than a debt paid." I'm anxious to get to that level, and then work on the other aspects of investing. Until then, I may order one of the recommended books in SMIH to gain better control of my finances as I press toward my goal in being a better steward of all God has blessed me with.
So excited about this book! Sep 26, 2005
This is a fantastic book, it's great for the beginner who is clueless about investing, saving, etc. But, it's also great for the more experienced investor as well. It gives you steps for your financial goals and future, from Step 1, getting out of debt, all the way up to the step of your retirement, and all the steps in between teach you how to get to the point where you actually have a retirement fund. The biblical perspective is what really ties it all together. He speaks in such easy to understand terms, and you will learn so much, it has been a God send for me.
Solid information combined with a Christian world view Sep 10, 2005
The Sound Mind Investing Handbook provides basic explanations about well-known investments such as IRAs, 401Ks, Mutual and Money Market Funds,and stocks. Then it builds on the basics to help the reader determine the best investments for his/her income level, age, goals, and so on. This type of information is available in lots of books, but the beauty of this book for Christians is that the authors teach you how to make these important decisions based on the principals the Bible gives us for managing all that which God blesses us with. The reader learns how to be a good steward, to provide for family, education, emergency, retirement as well as generously giving back to the Lord to help further the kingdom. This is a solid book that is a great start for anyone who wants to shore-up their understanding of the basics, then move beyond that without compromising good stewardship.