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Buy a Better Life
With the new year ahead of us, visions of improving your life may be on your mind. Although the definition of a “better life” may be different for each of us, we all want to achieve certain things.
We believe that your money can be used in specific and intentional ways to “buy” a better life – personally, spiritually, and professionally. While these suggestions do not mean you necessarily need to spend more, they may require you to reevaluate your spending priorities.
Consider ways to strategically purchase more time in your life by hiring expertise that allows you to use those hours elsewhere on key areas that are important to you. For example, while some people could certainly change their own oil, they’re willing to pay someone to do it because the amount of time and energy versus the dollars spent are worth the trade-off. Likewise, our clients hire our wealth management expertise so that they can achieve more with their money and time than they do on their own.
Your life’s legacy will be passed along in large part through the memories you create with your loved ones. As you plan out your year of spending, consider ways to build lasting memories with those important to you. Keep in mind, memories are developed through time spent, not necessarily money spent. Time spent can be anything from a vacation to a picnic in the park. One Ronald Blue Trust advisor and his wife decided not to contribute to his retirement plan one year in order to take a bigger family vacation. They knew they would not get back these years with their children. As author Orlando Aloysius Battista once said, “The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day.”
Buy Development and Growth
It has been said that an organization that has stopped improving and growing is dead already. While we may see that in different churches, businesses, and associations, it is also true of ourselves. If you have stopped pursuing personal development, begin investing in yourself again. Read, learn, network, and get training to be better equipped to accomplish what’s important in your life. Discover your areas of growth and set aside monthly or annual funds to grow personally, vocationally, or spiritually.
We are living in the most prosperous country in the world at the most prosperous time in history. With our blessing comes tremendous responsibility. Consider reviewing how you can make a difference in others’ lives by intentionally leveraging your money to invest in ministries that are important to you.
Our money and our time can only be spent once. Make wise decisions about how you spend each. Consider buying more time, memories, development, and impact in the future. We believe this can help you live a better life.
At Ronald Blue Trust, we seek to provide clients with wealth management strategies based on biblical principles to help them make wise financial decisions, live generously, and leave a lasting legacy. For more information, please contact a Ronald Blue Trust advisor by calling 800.987.2987 or emailing
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This content has been updated since its original posting on February 16, 2015.
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