From the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation - Questions for a Money Autobiography, Pt 3 June 2018
His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ (Matthew 25:23)
From Writing a Money Autobiography by Dan Dick.
A money autobiography is a reflection process on the role and influence of money and material possessions in our life. It challenges us to explore the past to see how our attitudes, assumptions, and values concerning money and wealth were formed.
Management Questions concerning money and wealth
- In what ways are you a good manager of money? In what ways are you a poor manager of money?
- How do you feel about talking about your finances with other people? Why do you feel this way?
- Do you use credit cards? Do you pay the monthly balances in full? How does buying on credit make you feel? Why?
- How much money do you wish you had in the bank/invested? How did you arrive at this figure? How close is this to what you have?
- How much money do you give to church and charity? Do you tithe? How do you decide how much to give? Where to give?
- Do you have a personal budget? Why? How do you make decisions about what to spend, what to save, and what to give?
- What are your greatest financial concerns? How have you made decisions concerning retirement, insurance, drafting a will, etc?
If you have not done so, why not? It is useful to create a money autobiography journal to record your thoughts, reflections, and feelings. Then, you can return to the money autobiography journal months and years afterward.