MoneyWise Live | October 15, 2018

Your Relationship with God

Show Notes

What’s the most important relationship in your life?  Many of us might say it’s with our spouse, our children, or perhaps a sibling. But all of those would be wrong. The most important relationship we have is with the Lord.  Those other bonds are important  but they lack the eternal significance of our relationship with God.  Financial planner and teacher Rob West covers these topics with some practical advice to improve that relationship on this edition of MoneyWise Live: 

  • What does our relationship with God have to do with money? 
    • Passive disobedience
    • Active or willful disobedience
  • If biblical money management is a practical way to improve our spiritual life, what gets in the way of that?
  • What about the person who’s not following biblical financial principles but thinks his relationship with the Lord is just fine … what would you say to him?

Next, Rob and Steve tackle listener questions at 800-525-7000 and via email to on a variety of topics:

  • If you're getting close to 20% of your income adding Medicare Supplements to your health care, is that too much? 
  • If you tithe but have debt, are you essentially tithing by borrowing?
  • If you borrowed money from a friend because of bad credit that was the result of divorce, should you now consider cashing out your 401(k) to pay the friend back?
  • If you have about $14,000 of credit card debt, should you just handle this problem yourself of seek credit counseling?
  • If you're currently contributing to a HSA, should you just pay your medical bills and they come up if possible or should you use the HSA?
  • If your credit score plummeted almost 60 points after paying off your mortgage, is this to be expected?
  • Do you tithe on your net income or gross income?
  • If you have a budget that works on paper but fails every time you start to follow it, how do you fix it?
  • If you're a non-US citizen, can you open a savings or investment account?

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