As believers, we recognize that every blessing we have comes from God. Like a good parent, He entrusts us with levels of blessings. It is our job to learn to become good stewards of what He has given us. If we do not, the blessings can become a curse to us - in other words, it can contribute to our destruction. Any good parent knows you don't give a quarter to a baby - they may misuse it and end up swallowing it.
This same concept applies to the Christian. Often, God must withhold blessings from us because He knows we lack the maturity to handle it - and as a result, what was supposed to be a blessing may have ended up harming us. Showing God we are capable of maturity in regards to finances is important. As we grow in this maturity, God will often entrust us with greater blessings.
That being said, it is important to point out that the Bible does not teach a "prosperity gospel" as it is commonly taught today. Although God has no problem blessing His people, His ultimate objectives for us involve us maturing in knowledge and relationship with Him. If that is accomplished and we never become "rich," His objectives are complete. If we become rich, but without progressing spiritually, it is of no eternal value to us - and therefore, is not God's primary objective for us.
A big part of financial stewardship involves understanding how to manage your assets and resources. Of course, we should always acknowledge God and follow His direction first in all things. Yet, we also have a part. In conjunction with prayer and following His lead, we should also do our best to educate ourselves on financial management. Obviously, the information you are getting is very important to your financial success.
Let Us Reason does not pretend to be a financial advising site, and we do not give financial or investment advise. But we will provide viewers with what we consider to be solid resources for you to do your own research and come to your own conclusions.
Conventional wisdom says one should diversify their investments to hedge against any particular investment failing. We believe strongly in holding your investment in your own
possession - rather than allowing it to be held by a third party such as a bank, wealth management company, or brokerage firm.
For that reason, we are very fond of investments such as physical precious metals, cryptocurrencies, and real estate - as long as they are held in the owners possession and not by a third party such as an exchange. We believe in rounding out those investments with some traditional investment vehicles, such as a 401k retirement plan, which allows you to contribute money regularly from your paycheck into a tax deferred fund that is invested into stocks and bonds. Typically, this is managed by a third party. However, one of the resources below provides facilitation of LLC IRA's - the only way a client can take local delivery of precious metals in his or her retirement account, and/or also have full control of cryptocurrency private keys, while also enjoying checkbook control of the retirement account.
Another issue to be aware of is the proven manipulation in all markets - even metals and cryptos. Viewers need to understand the following two points: -there are no actual free markets, -all markets are controlled using high-frequency computer trading and massive amounts of derivatives to control price action (just look at the volumes on, for instance, crypto exchanges and this becomes obvious!)
While this is currently the case - and has been proven repeatedly - we believe that this manipulation will end in the future. Those who understand that the USD system is a
completely unbacked fiat system recognize that this type of system cannot last forever. It is our conviction that the currently ongoing exposure of Deep State corruption will at its heart involve the takedown of the current, corrupt, central bank financial system. We hope the following resources are helpful in your exploration of these topics!
Note: Both website links AND YouTube channel links (where applicable) are provided.
ZeroHedge is described as a "markets-focused" news site, that presents both in-house analysis, and analysis from investment banks, hedge funds, and other investment writers and analysts.
Coinbase is the easiest place to buy, sell, and manage your cryptocurrency portfolio. If you are new to crypto, this is the place to start.
Binance is one of the more popular cryptocurrency exchanges. The easiest way to start into crypto is on Coinbase. Then, if you'd like access to a far wider choice of coins, transfer some Bitcoin to Binance to trade for other altcoins.
The Leader for Cryptocurrency Tracking and Reporting,
CoinTracking analyzes your trades and generates real-time reports on profit and loss, the value of your coins, realized and unrealized gains, reports for taxes and much more. With the prices for a large number of coins and assets, you’ll always get the complete overview. Features include personal analysis, trades, tax declaration, a trade importer, coin charts and analyses, and security functions.
GoldSilver provides precious metals bullion investors with unparalleled education and world-class gold and silver dealer services. It was founded by Mike Maloney, a renowned precious metals advisor, bestselling author, and one of the industry’s most sought-after speakers. Mike's book, "Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver," is one of the top selling precious metals investment books of all time. And his extremely popular video series, "Hidden Secrets of Money" has opened the eyes of millions to the true history of money and the powerful cycles that are moving the markets today.
Butler Research is the subscription site of precious metals analyst Ted Butler, an expert in market manipulation. After publishing unique precious metals commentaries on the Internet since 1996, Butler decided to offer a subscription service. This commentary will include detailed analysis of the Commitment of Traders Report, regulatory developments, supply/demand considerations, and topics of interest to investors in precious metals, with an emphasis on silver. Subscribers are able to ask questions.
SilverDoctors.com, founded in March of 2011, quickly became a rallying point to discuss the precious metal markets and current world events. In the first year of existence, SilverDoctors.com progressed from 5,800 page views in the first month of operation to over 750,000 monthly page views as of March of 2012. The website has become a favorite among many respected silver analysts and investors. SD Bullion is focused on providing the lowest price investment gold and silver online. They carry a full line of national
mint gold coins for you to buy including the United States American Gold Eagle and Royal Canadian Mint Gold Maple. They also carry a full line of national mint silver coins for you to buy including the United States American Silver Eagle and Royal Canadian Mint Silver Maple. SD Bullion additionally carries a large inventory of 90% silver commonly referred to as Junk Silver or Constitutional Silver, as well as much more.
Silver Phoenix 500 is a leading research site for investing insights and commentary about silver and other precious metals. Silver Phoenix 500 provides real-time silver price charts, articles, silver
commentary, and the latest silver news.
The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee was organized in the fall of 1998 to expose, oppose, and litigate against collusion to control the price and supply of gold and related financial instruments. GATA has collected and published dozens of documents showing Western treasury and central bank efforts to intervene both openly and surreptitiously against a free market in gold.
Perpetual Assets is a consulting firm that offers IRA LLC facilitation
with crypto currency and precious metals Investments. A LLC IRA is the name for a process where a Self-Directed IRA invests in a newly formed, customized LLC entity. In most cases, the LLC is 100% wholly owned by the Self-Directed IRA and the IRA owner acts as the manager of the LLC. As manager, one is able to direct the investment authorization of the assets of the LLC IRA, including the storage of American Gold, Silver, Platinum Eagle Coins, and cryptocurrencies held in your own possession. This isn’t something most people know about because it is not advertised. The multi-trillion dollar retirement industry makes fees and commissions every time the assets of a traditional IRA make money or move, i.e. are bought and sold. This is a completely legal way to invest and manage your retirement outside of the commercial banking system, mitigating third party risk.
X22 Report is a daily show that covers the true behind-the-scenes issues surrounding the current economic state. Dave at X22 Report does daily Financial News video updates on the YouTube channel.The second YouTube channel, X22Report Spotlight, features interviews with guests often having to do with the real financial story you won't hear told by the mainstream media.