When thinking of folks I’d like to interview concerning their perspective on money, finances, business ownership etc, I immediately thought of Neal Andrus. I met Mr. Neal in Idaho Falls Idaho while my wife and I were attending Water Springs (formerly Calvary Chapel of Idaho Falls). When my wife and I explained to Neal that God had given me a ministry, teaching the saints to be financially responsible, Neal was very supportive and I still go to him for advice and for his perspective on certain ministry-related topics.
As a farmer Neal knows all about business ownership, hard work and appreciating the money one earns. As a Christian and a husband, working hard to provide for his amazing wife Susanne, Neal also understands that there is a Biblical responsibility to be a good steward.
I hope you enjoy Neal’s straightforward, no nonsense replies to these interview questions.
BBM: Is the Bible One of your Financial Education sources? Why or Why Not?
Neal: The Bible is the only book proven to be Truth, so why would I not use the Bible in my financial planning?
BBM: Do you believe that Small Business contributes positively to the Economy?
Neal: Yes! Small businesses employ a large number of people. They are committed to their community and they are the innovators of new products.
BBM: How do you manage your finances? Examples: Financial Adviser, checkbook register, a combination of tools or something else)
Neal: A combination of tools including a general ledger (everything that happens is written down, even the work performed) Checking account register, and filing system
BBM: At What age did you begin to form a “financial freedom” mindset?
Neal: LATE in life. I am playing catch up. One word of advice START TODAY!
BBM: Why do you believe financial wisdom is important?
Neal: Financial wisdom, …that should say it all. If you are not educated in money, money will always walk away from you.
Short and simple folks, that’s how Neal Andrus does it. The answer to that last question is my favorite. I pray we take his words to heart.