Book Review: Faithful Finance by Emily Stroud

There are hundreds of personal finance works crowding the shelves of any bookstore. You’ll find books that promise to make you a millionaire in just a month, help you crawl out from under a mountain of debt or give your financial life a full makeover. Most of these books are written in a know-all, tell-all style, convincing you that you’ve just picked up the secret that holds all the money wisdom of the world. You might find complex terms you don’t understand thrown around with abandon, or read about unfamiliar approaches you’re expected to know about and understand.  

Emily Stroud’s recent release is different. Faithful Finance is written in a practical style that sounds just like your good friend is talking to you. What’s more, the book expertly twins religious belief and faith with practical money management tips, showing you what matters most in life and how to keep your perspectives in order. 

Despite its casual style, Stroud’s book is no shabby attempt at offering actionable budgeting tips. Inside this comprehensive work you’ll find the following topics explored and explained in simple, clear terms: 

  • Choosing a financial advisor
  • Creating a savings plan
  • Budgeting all of your expenses
  • Investing for retirement
  • What to do after you’ve graduated college
  • How to start a family on sound financial footing
  • How to give generously and prayerfully

Faithful Finance is sprinkled with real-life accounts of ordinary people just like you. You’ll read about how these people expertly manage their financial lives without getting overwhelmed, and you’ll learn how to make it happen in your own life. 

This book is all about breaking down the multifaceted world of personal finance and making it doable and simple while being faithful. 

If you’re looking for a book that will reveal the secret to true wealth, explore the worlds of the most successful people or study intricate money topics, this book is not for you. 

But if you want a practical, easy-to-understand guide for managing your money while keeping your faith, you’ll want to pick up a copy of Faithful Finance. 

Your Turn: What’s your favorite easy-to-understand personal finance book? Share it with us in the comments! 


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