Monday, October 12, 2009

Tithing?

I have not always tithed much if any. But after reading the book rich dad poor dad and taking a personal developement course through Robert Kiyosaki richdads coaching program. My view of tithing has changed. Basically he says you should pay yourself first. Its not the amount of money that is important its the concept. But he suggests, paying yourself 10% of your income for savings, 10% tithing, 10% for investing. I started with a piggy bank, then envelopes, and now a seperate bank account. I recently decided to join Team Challenge- Crohn's and Colitis- Crossing the Finish Line to find a cure. So it got me thinking about how people view tithing and giving. I decided to look at some youtube videos and here are a couple I saw that I liked.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoFecVkseZ0 - Robert Kiyosaki philsophy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK5dWGDyXZ0&feature=related - Church Philosophy, funny too

(can't figure out how to take the youtube videos and put them in the blogger format, any ideas?)


What are you opinions on tithing?

10 comments:

266 said...

I wanted to pop in and say thank you for commenting on my blog! I love it when people visit and decide to remark on something I have written, and I find it very encouraging that people are interested in my journey. I wish I had some solid views on tithing to offer you, but I simply don't. The one thing I have been consistant with putting money away for this last year is my future children's education. Never too early to start saving for that - even if they don't exist yet!

The Candid RD said...

It's not hard to save money, but you have to WANT to do it. That's the key. Right now I barely back anything, as I just finished school and just found a new job that isn't even full time. I have a whole list of things I need and I am slowly getting to that list, very slowly. As I make more money I will have more of a desire to give money to charities. For now I try to help out in other ways, like volunteering for the food bank and meals on wheels, and helping out a disabled couple who lives below me. That makes me feel good.

Saving three dollars a day would be easy if I actually had cash!! When I Was waiting tables, for example, that idea may have worked :)

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

There's a free program called YoutubeDownloader that saves the url into a file format that Blogger recognizes (it just takes a few minutes of processing when you upload it into your blog).

Email me if you need more info.

Roder said...

I prefer Dave Ramsey's methodology for getting out of debt, staying out of debt and doing all of the charitable giving and investing along the way. Essentially, you don't pay yourself first as doing that will never get you out of your debt - you save a $1000 emergency fund, then pay of *every debt*, including cars, by putting minimum payments on all but the smallest one. Once the smallest one is gone, then apply all the money you threw at that one to the next-smallest, and so on and so on. Eventually the snowball becomes so big that all of your stuff is payed off. Once that's over, save a 3-6 month emergency fund, then invest 15% in your retirement account, give at least 10% away, and live debt-free for the rest of your life.

Easier said than done, but I'm walking that path myself.

antgirl said...

I'm trying to do the same.

If you get the embed code, then use the edit html when creating the post and paste it there.

Karen taught me that.

PS, the story with a character named after you got me 4th place. I'll be reading it this Friday, my debut. :)

skinnysweetpea said...

I think that until you're completely out of debt, none of your money should go to church, but that's my humble opinion. Worry about yourself and your finances before you worry about buying your minister a BMW with 10% of your income. I'd rather you spend your time volunteering for a cause that matters to you than throwing your money at a church.

I use a modified Dave Ramsey plan. I'm paying off all of my small credit cards first. When one is paid off, I take that payment and apply it to the next card... which he calls a snowball. I call it a modified plan because he preaches about wanting no credit than perfect credit. Makes no sense to me.

Good luck to you!

Lisa said...

we do it for church. Tithing is a big part of our church and it does being blessings.

Tammy said...

I've always thought of tithing as a religious thing. I'm a Christian of Baptist denomination, but I don't have a church right now. We believe in giving 10% in the offering at church. It's been my experience in the past that when I tithe, the blessings abound in every part of my life. There's a verse in Malachai I think that attests to this. And I've always got way more out of that 90% than I ever did out of the 100%.

As far as personal finances, I have Dave Ramsey's book. It is just fantastic...really well thought out plan and it makes perfect sense to me. I'd advise you to invest the $20-25 to get it. It's an excellent investment in your financial future. :)

cmoursler said...

Hey just wanted to put in my 2 cents. God loves a cheerful giver. Give if your cheerful. I have to say, giving clears your head of greediness issues which probably is what puts the rest of your spending into perspective. It's hard to buy a five dollar latte when you know 12 bucks feeds a kid in Africa for a month. I don't agree with not giving till your out of debt. The majority of debt is on wants, not needs. Get your heart right and the money usually follows. I think that's God's point of view on Charity.

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