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Overview God requires good financial stewardship. Author Castleberry reveals for womenthe biblical secrets to financial success.
Publishers Description Create, Consider, Invest It's a financial wake-up call. God is the One calling you--and He's calling collect. The good thing is, He provides the ideal model for you to follow on your way to reaping monetary rewards and gaining even more of your greatest asset on this earth: time. Carolyn Castleberry leads women through the process of creating, considering, and investing. Creating involves planning for your new life--you'll learn to take responsibility and identify a mission statement. Considering means you'll evaluate your investment options and trust the Holy Spirit. By the time you're ready to invest, you'll create a realistic budget, understand the credit game, and create an action plan for conquering debt. This book is your ticket to a new life grounded in financial freedom A Proven Plan for Financial Success Meet your problem: - Today's volatile job market is about to take you hostage (or already has). - You suddenly have huge financial responsibilities you never had before. - Retirement looms, begging you for a plan. - Thinking about, dealing with, or strategizing anything "money" bores you, freaks you out, or makes you feel stupid.
"My own financial journey began the day I realized that I didn't know anything about money. Never mind that I had a business degree and hosted a national radio show for women. " "--Carolyn Castleberry" "A must-read for anyone who desires to find significance in life." "-Kelly Wright, "National network correspondent "God has always had His love and favor on women, and when we understand our role from God's perspective, we become liberated to fulfill our purpose." "-Anne Beiler, Founder of Auntie Anne's, Inc." "God never said for you to be either passive or in the dark about money. Read this and get busy. You will be glad you did." "-Dr. Henry Cloud, Bestselling author of the Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries " Story Behind the Book "The day I realized I didn't know anything about money--even though I have a business degree and experience hosting a national business radio show for women--was the day I held my baby girl in my arms for the first time. I did not have a choice about whether to work or stay at home; we simply didn't have enough money. After applying this financial model, I was able to walk away from a job in television news that I had held for fourteen years. God means it when He offers us abundant life, here and eternally. This book reveals a realistic example for today's women who long to be free and have meaningful, prosperous lives." "--Carolyn Castleberry"
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590526627 ISBN13 9781590526620
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More About Carolyn Castleberry
Carolyn Castleberry is the author of It's About Time! 10 Smart Strategies to Avoid Time Traps and Invest Yourself Where it Matters (Howard Books, January, 2009). She has also written two business books for women including Women, Take Charge of Your Money: A Biblical Path to Financial Security and Women, Get Answers About Your Money: because there are no dumb questions about personal finance (Multnomah Publishers, 2006) Carolyn is a co-host on Living the Life on ABC Family Channel, produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network. Her work has been featured on FOX & Friends, MSN Money, USAToday.com and she is a regular contributing expert to Today's Christian Woman. Carolyn holds three degrees from the University of Colorado and The College of William and Mary in journalism, business, and government. Carolyn is also a wife, field hockey mom and stepmom, living in Virginia Beach. Jaclyn Payne is an elementary school teacher and editor. She holds a Masters Degree in Education from Regent University in Virginia Beach, and a Bachelors Degree in Business from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg Virginia. She has been involved in editing several books by Carolyn Castleberry and has also worked with Christian apologist, Mike Licona. Jaclyn is a certified small group leader at her church for Crown Financial Ministries' Biblical Financial Study, having found a true passion for helping Christians discover God's financial principles. She lives in Virginia Beach and enjoys her additional roles as a wife and stepmother, looking forward to building her family and its financial security in the future.
Reviews - What do customers think about Women, Take Charge of Your Money: A Biblical Path to Financial Security?
Good Advice! Sep 18, 2006
If you can commit to setting aside 15 min three times a week to begin securing your financial future, pick up this practical, simple workbook inspired by God's words and refined in the fires of Carolyn Castleberry's own 'school-of-hard-knocks' experience.
Avoid joining the "women 35-55, 1/3 to 2/3 of whom will be impoverished by age 70. Note women live 7 years longer than men," so we need to be involved. However, Carolyn offers hope and direction by encouraging us to "take time to carefully learn and consider our ever-growing number of financial options." She admits stumbling through trial and error, even though the author was a business major in college and a nationally-known news reporter.
Carolyn Castleberry draws MUCH from scripture, personalizing the Proverbs 31 woman by naming her Proven. She talks us through fear, offering peace of mind by asking God's guidance. There is room to write our action plans as we read and grow in knowledge to "create, consider & invest."
The author urges us to question those asking for OUR money and shares simplified worksheets for budgeting and getting out of debt. Her definitions and explanations for Winning the Credit Game, Real Estate, (Stock/Options) Market, Estate Planning including the people and process are easily understood. She distills information from 30 respected advisors who affected her life journey; their books are referenced for whatever area you chose to focus your interest.
Gain confidence in handling your money rather than burying your head in the sand as many, me included, have. I'm looking forward to her next book, due in Jan 2007 and intend to put her suggestions into practice.
Armchair Interviews says: Good advice for all women.
For any woman who wants to glorify God with stewardship Sep 8, 2006
Unfortunately, many extremely successful businessmen and women don't know how to manage the money they bring in. Carolyn Castleberry understands this is a problem from first hand experience, and addresses it in her book Women, Take Charge of Your Money. Using the example of the Proverbs 31 woman, Carolyn presents an inspiring plan for fixing the financial ignorance that is so widespread among Americans today. In her book, she addresses ladies who are already successful, or just starting out in business, about the importance of understanding money in order to be good stewards for God. With a little direction, and a lot of prayer, Carolyn says that financial security is more than just possible--it is guaranteed.
Despite being a highly educated young woman, Carolyn would be the first to admit that she was completely clueless about how to handle money in her earlier years. She had a great job and a college degree, but no knowledge about providing for her family's future! Inspired by the seemingly flawless woman recorded in Proverbs 31 (fondly called "Proven"), Carolyn began to face her financial fears and form a plan for taking control of her own money. With the goal of one day being able to "smile at the future" as Proven once did, Carolyn began to educate herself on both the business and spiritual aspects of investing. Finding that God is faithful to provide assurance to those willing to confront their financial fears, she decided to share her success story in Women, Take Charge of Your Money.
God's Word is the backbone of this devotional-style book, as the author relates the joys and difficulties of managing money God's way. The main idea is that to live a financially-secure life, one must invest in her own future just as our Proverbs model sold merchandise in the market, and even bought a field after considering the advantages. Carolyn warns that "the first step will be the scariest," but God will not let the faithful fail because he wants His children to be liberated of worry. As a now-successful real estate investor herself, Carolyn knows the potential freedom that can come from properly using her method of educating oneself on the market and relying on God all the way. It's simply a matter of coming out of hiding and deciding to accomplish God's Will for financial freedom.
Women, Take Charge of Your Money was surprisingly light and humorous considering the daunting topic it addresses, and the straightforward advice provides a fool-proof plan when the reader decides to commit. Carolyn's enthusiasm for her strategy can give even the most timid investor confidence that peace of mind about money matters is within arm's reach. Though the book is not an exhaustive resource on how to buy, sell, and invest, it is perfect for the Christian trying to figure out where to start on the road to a more stable future. I highly recommend it for any woman who wants to learn to glorify God with her stewardship and prepare for a future she can smile about. - Amanda Branyan, Christian Book Previews.com
Practical Advice that Works Aug 5, 2006
If you want to finally take an active step towards straightening up your finances, Women, Take Charge of Your Money: A Biblical Path to Financial Security by Carolyn Castleberry is a book that will help point you in the right direction. Castleberry openly shares experiences from her life and gives practical advice that works. She applies principles from Proverbs 31 and shows how we too can be a virtuous woman by taking charge of all areas of our lives--including finances.
Applicable Financial Principals w/ Eternal Spiritual Truth! Aug 5, 2006
Everything you always wanted to know about basic personal finances but were afraid to admit you didn't know! Carolyn spells it all out in a clear, concise and easily accessible manner. The best part is that the author demonstrates repeatedly that we all can have God's divine spiritual support to help us achieve natural financial success! Carolyn makes it all so simple that even a guy can can understand it! Get this book!
Refreshing! Practical! Jul 14, 2006
I just graduated from graduate school and I was looking for some help with managing debt...basically grabbing a hold of my finances in a way THAT WORKED. Obviously, there are thousands of books out there that advise on debt, finances, credit, etc., but when I came across this one - something was different. This book is practical and it makes sense. I felt as if I were having a conversation with the author. Really!
-it's an easy read -filled with practical advice, golden nuggets of truth -credit/debt tips -biblical application of how you can model the Proverbs 31 Woman
Women, Take Charge of Your Money is a book filled with genuine and practical instruction for anyone intested in managing money, erasing debt and learning how to invest. This book is timeless and imperative for the woman looking to take charge of not only her money, but her life! Try it!