About Ben Wacek, CFP®
Ben Wacek is a fee-only, Certified Financial Planner who helps his clients steward their resources in a meaningful way for an affordable price. He uses Biblical principles as he works with his clients to budget, save, and give their money in a way that matches their goals.
Ben has more than seven years of experience as a financial planner and does not have investment minimums allowing him to work with clients of any life stage and net worth. He is based in Minneapolis but utilizes technology to serve clients across the US and around the world.
Ben loves working as a financial planner because of the opportunity that he have to make a difference in peoples’ lives. If he wasn’t a financial planner he likely would have chosen to be either a pastor or a teacher for a similar opportunity to serve others. It is incredibly rewarding for Ben when he is able to help someone develop a plan that helps them to achieve their goals.
The Bible has lots to say about money. In fact, money and possessions are referenced over two thousand times throughout the scriptures! That is approximately seven times more often than “love”, which is the second most referenced topic. Money was an important topic in Biblical times, and it remains an important topic today.
So what does the Bible teach us about money? Perhaps more importantly, how can we apply what the Bible says about money to our daily life today?
Jesus commissions His disciples in Matthew chapter 10 to serve the sick and the marginalized in society. His words to them are of selfless generosity, saying “Freely you have received, now freely give”. In the same way, we should generously and joyfully give out of our abundance to the Church and to organizations that are outreaching to others in need - in fact there are many reasons why we should give willingly.
Are you a millennial and wish that you had more (or anything) saved for retirement? If so, you're not alone. A shocking 80% of millennials are not invested in the stock market! This is a major problem, but thankfully there is still plenty of hope for millennials and their retirement.