Faith & Finance

Rob West

Decisions for Faithful Finance with Emily Stroud

March 23, 2021
00:00 24:57

Do you ever feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to deal with your personal finances? Take comfort in Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  If you feel you’ll never experience financial freedom, maybe it’s time to change the decisions you make. Today, host Rob West talks with financial advisor Emily Stroud about spending money on what really matters.

·      Emily Stroud is a mom, entrepreneur, and co-host of a brand-new TV series, Faithful Finance LIVE, streaming on Pure Flix and author of Faithful Finance: 10 Secrets to Move from Fearful Insecurity to Confident Control.

·      Everybody has issues with money. It’s not just married couples. It’s the top 3 reasons why people argue and divorce. Money represents our heart, hopes, fears, dreams, and our children. 

·      Having a plan is Biblical. There’s nothing wrong with sitting down and mapping out your future, and automating savings and financial decisions takes the stress out of all sorts of issues that come up with money.

·      People think that using a financial advisor will be too expensive. But you can’t afford the mistakes that you’ll possibly make without someone who’s an expert in this field. 

·      The first step to financial freedom is to have a budget in place. It can be overwhelming for some but Emily has a free budget worksheet to get you started.

·      Have a proper, cash reserve account. If your income is stable then Emily says to have at least 3 months of living expense in cash. This number, however, will be different for each person.

·      Include estate planning early in financial planning. And parents need to name a guardian for their children.

On today’s program we also answer your questions:


·      I’d like to start buying silver. I know some people like it for long-term investments. I’ve already started buying small amounts but would like to buy 40% from my savings. What’s your opinion?

·      What do you think of annuities? I’m approaching 80 years old and would like your opinion.


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About Faith & Finance

Faith & Finance is a daily radio ministry hosted by Rob West. The program offers a practical, biblical and good-natured approach to managing your time, talents and resources.

About Rob West

Rob West is the host of the nationally syndicated radio program Faith & Finance heard on more than 900 radio outlets each day. Rob also serves as the President of Kingdom Advisors, an international community of financial professionals who are specialists in delivering biblically wise financial advice. Rob serves as primary spokesperson for the organization and gives leadership to organizational strategy.

A radio veteran, Rob previously co-hosted a live, call-in, financial radio program with his father from 1998 through 2008 at WAFG, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Rob has dedicated his professional career to working at the intersection of faith and finance having led a successful faith-based financial services firm, serving as the host of several radio programs on a biblical approach to finance, and speaking frequently on the topic. Rob and his wife, Julie, live in Marietta, GA with their four children.


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