A Brief Blog Profile: Christian Personal Finance
by Thomas Hynes
The tagline on Christian Personal Finance is "Make it. Save it. Grow it. Give it." It's the 'give it" part that probably distinguishes this blog from the rest of its ilk. Because let's be honest, the governing philosophy behind a lot of these types of blogs could be summed up as: 'make it, save it, grow it, hide it under your mattress and take it with you when you go.' It's both rare and refreshing to see a blog dedicated to helping people give away (at least part of) the fortunes they grow and nurture. It's more about homeless shelters than tax shelters.
Christian Personal Finance is the brain child of Bob Lotich. He's not a licensed financial professional. But he has worked in the industry. And he has been broke before. Christian Personal Finance in some ways is the story of how he got himself back upright, financially speaking. Today on the site, you can read about how to attend college debt-free as well as the art of shopping for relatives. There's even a feature called "Ask Yourself: Do I Need This?"
In full disclosure, Christian Personal Finance does have religious overtones. It's right there in the first word. But, even if you're not practicing religion, this blog can still help square your finances. More importantly it can help readers help those in need. And that's a great concept, regardless of your beliefs.