I have an incredible fascination with money and what it can do. I want to be rich.

I was once given the advice that there is no point in wanting to be successful and rich without having an intended use for that favour. I agree wholeheartedly.

Firstly, I am already rich. I have a beautiful husband and daughter and a little boy on the way. We have health, food in our bellies and a roof over our heads. Above all, we have a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ – this is enough.

On top of this Christ has blessed us with a home that we own, food growing in our backyard, animals that are productive, a good work life balance and a wonderful church in which to attend, grow and put into. We are rich.

But in a way that I believe is ok – and even biblical – I am unsatisfied. Why? Because we can have so much more – and with this, do so much more for God’s kingdom. Do you want to be rich?

Financial tip – in any mortgage, make your repayments fortnightly rather than monthly. There are 26 fortnights in a year and only 12 months, you will end up paying off equivalent to 13 months in a year if you pay fortnightly and save a lot more on interest.