Leaving the nest to move to your own place opens windows of opportunities to be wise and content about your finances. Planning for your financial future now, even by reading what God’s definition of financial stewardship is and learning how to act upon his Word, will prepare you for living on your own. When Paul was providing counsel to Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:17  he said, “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” Above all, place your hope in God, who will continue to provide whether or not you opt to leave the nest.

Steve Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Mvelopes and Money4Life Coaching, as well as the author of Money for Life: Successful Money Management and Financial Fitness in Just 12 Weeks! and the Money for Life Success Planner: A 12-Week Companion to Achieve Financial Fitness. He has strong strategic and tactical business skills and combines them with a passion to develop products and services that make a positive difference in people’s lives.

Publication date: July 5, 2013