Welcome to RetirementStewardship.com! Grab a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy. This site is focused on the various aspects of retirement viewed through the lens of Biblical “stewardship.” Although the intended audience is Christians who are thinking about, planning for or living in retirement, anyone who is interested in Biblical stewardship, regardless of age, will (hopefully) find something informative or helpful here.
This site is different from many other Christian personal finance blogs. I write as someone who is older and dealing with the things I write about. I base most of the articles on my research and experience applying it in my own situation.
The purpose of this blog is as follows:
- To be a wise and trustworthy independent resource as you plan for or live in the stage of life called “retirement.”
- To encourage you to be a good steward of everything God has given you throughout all stages of your life but especially in retirement.
- To help you to steward your retirement years in a way that brings you joy serves others, and gives glory to God.
Most of the posts on this blog fall into these broad categories: Giving, Saving, Investing, or Living in Retirement. Full disclosure: At this writing, I am 62 years old but still employed full-time, so I am not currently living in retirement; I am in what you might call the “pre-retirement” planning phase.
Although I may write about investing, I don’t dispense professional investing or retirement advice. I am neither qualified nor licensed to do so. This blog is an informational/educational and entertainment website. What you will get here is my experience in planning for and eventually living in retirement, combined with what I have studied and learned from the real experts in this area, presented in a way that facilitates simple, everyday application from a Biblically-informed view of stewardship.
There is lots of information available on this topic on the Internet. There are quite a few excellent Christian blogs out there, and most of them have some material on this subject. (I have listed some of them on the Resources page.) This blog is focused on retirement and stewardship so it may be a little more in-depth in certain areas. It will mainly focus on things that I am interested in as a Christian “pre-retiree” and that I hope will be of interest and value to others.
I want to hear from readers. I am especially interested in any constructive criticism you may have. You can use the contact page if you want to contact me via email or inquire about my services privately. Promptly responding to you is a high priority for me, but there may be times when I am very busy and may not be able to respond right away.
Also, please note this site does not currently provide a discussion forum. (Comments are disabled on posts.) It is possible that I will open them in the future when I have more time to monitor them and thoughtfully respond.
As mentioned above, there are some costs involved in running a blog like this. I run a “self-hosted” blog, so there are some internet and software services that I need to make it run efficiently. Although the primary goal is NOT to make money but rather to inspire and help others, the time and money involved do add up to a part-time job.
Therefore, I try to find ways to generate a little income from this site that don’t violate my values and principles and that avoid conflicts of interest. You may occasionally see some advertisements on this site and also links to affiliates (mainly Amazon) that offer products (such as books) or services that I think could be helpful to you. I do my best to ensure they are clear and relevant to you.