Devin will share with us your inspiration for the book and where you came up with the idea.
Thanks for having me Rebecca,
DT: In October 1998, Gordon B. Hinckley, then President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints suggested in the Church’s semi-annual General Conference that members of the Church should be preparing for the possibility of a serious economic crisis. “I want to make it very clear that I am not prophesying, that I am not predicting years of famine in the future. But I am suggesting that the time has come to get our houses in order.” My book, Building Wealth for Building the Kingdom: A Financial Planning Guide for Latter-day Saint Families, nearly fifteen years in process, presents a workable plan for accepting that challenge to “get our houses in order.” Many people, including some of the most well educated professionals, lack the financial management skills required to figure out how much to save for a son’s LDS mission, or how much money should go into a college savings account each month to cover tuition at BYU, or Harvard, or how to save for retirement—all after paying a full 10% tithe. It was my goal to write a book that would answer these questions in clear and specific language thereby allowing people to take control of their financial lives. I am grateful to countless people who’ve helped me with reviews, suggestions, and edits. John Child deserves special thanks for his beautiful cover design, but I owe my wife Gail the greatest thanks of all!
Book InformationTitle of Book: Building Wealth for Building the Kingdom: A Financial Planning Guide for Latter-day Saint Families
Genre: LDS/Mormon Non-ficiton
# of pages: 140
Publisher: Devin D. Thorpe
Publication Date: January 12, 2012
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