Mike Miller, Financial Advisor and Host of Talking Money, on Integrating Faith and Financial Planning

The Finish Line Podcast
Episode 74

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What We’ll Cover

Mike Miller is a seasoned financial advisor and partner with Ronald Blue Trust as well as long term host of the Talking Money radio show. Mike shares his inspiring journey from growing up in a family of faith to establishing his own financial planning business, Plan First, which has since become part of Ronald Blue Trust. Mike highlights the importance of integrating biblical principles with financial advice, stewarding God’s resources wisely, and several helpful giving strategies. Major topics covered include:

  • Mike’s early experiences with money
  • Integrating biblical principles with financial advice
  • Overcoming challenges and building relationships in the financial planning industry
  • Balancing faith and professionalism as a Christian financial advisor
  • Trusting God when everything is not clear

Quotes to Remember

  • “Don’t let money use you, and use money properly.”
  • “Spend less than you make and do it for a long period of time.”’
  • “You’ve got to be open to the fact that God may be leading you in a direction that you may not have considered yourself.”
  • “Satisfy the needs of the people, the rest will take care of itself.”
  • “Keep your life free from the love of money and be content with what you have”

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Bible References from the Show

Jeremiah 33:3 | Call To Me

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Hebrews 13:6 | The Lord is my Helper

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper;I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Psalm 36:7-8 | Never Let Children Go Hungry

How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights.

Matthew 25:24-30 | Not Investing Because of Fear

He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest.

2 Timothy 1:7 | No Fear

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Philippians 4:6 | Do Not Be Anxious

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

1 Timothy 6:10 | Love of Money

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Timothy 6:18-19 | Be Generous and Ready to Share

They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,  thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

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