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“How Spending Affects Other Stewardship Areas - Enjoying a more frugal life can...”
free up money to
give to causes (because you don't need it for personal
enable you to invest
in more socially-responsible ways (because you don't
need the higher financial return);
release you from
pressure to earn (so you can use your time in more socially-beneficial
ways, including parenting);
help you leave more
money to your children (because you haven't spent it
on yourself ) or less to your children (because it takes
less for them to continue the lifestyle they grew up
fit in more with people of all class backgrounds (thereby
widening your exposure to humanity, often leading to
greater community service).
a less frugal life can . . .
enable you to become more powerful in any of the other
stewardship areas by investing in your personal freedom
and effectiveness. You might spend more on:
getting help (anything from hiring a personal
philanthropic advisor to obtaining help with housecleaning
having tools to increase your efficiency (e.g.
excellent computer, a more comfortable car);
increasing your skill, knowledge,
and connection in the areas of your stewardship (e.g.
traveling to do site visits, attending conferences,
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