Greg Baumer, a graduate of Harvard business school, has had a successful career as Chief Growth Officer of a healthcare startup called naviHealth. In his early career, he focused on the high life, going to expensive dinners and vacations with his wife, Alison. However, a class at Harvard called God and Money flipped upside-down his view of money. Always a faithful tither, his question changed from “How much do I need to give” to “How much do I need to keep?”. He is co-author of the book God and Money, along with previous podcast guest John Cortines. He has a deep wealth of experience on financial finish lines and speaks around the country on the finish line concept and generosity. Listen now to hear his story!
Steve Scalici, Financial Planner and Pastor, Reflecting on Sixteen Years with a Financial Finish Line
Steve Scalici is an seasoned financial advisor and pastor of Family Church Jupiter in Jupiter, FL. He and his family also have over 15 years of experience living with a financial finish line. In this episode, Steve shares his inspiring story as well as a wealth of perspective on topics like choosing a finish line, teaching generosity to your kids, and encouraging generosity in others.
In this episode, we have the chance to talk to John Cortines, coauthor of the books God and Money as well as True Riches: What Jesus Really Said About Money and Your Heart. He currently serves as Director of Generosity at The Maclellan Foundation and has also served as the Chief Operations Officer of Generous Giving, a nonprofit dedicated to opening the conversation about generosity. He shares his story starting with a six figure salary out of college on the fast track to early retirement before radically changing his perspective on wealth and faith during his time at Harvard Business School. He and his coauthor Greg Baumer have written and spoken widely about the idea of a financial finish line, and had many questions for John about the subject.