Freedom to Give Joyfully

July 14, 2023

By Eric Green, Purpose Financial Advisors

What is the antidote to fear? For some it is faith. For others courage. In times of uncertainty, how do we respond? All too often our response is fear, stress, anxiety, and selfishness. But there is a perspective that can shift our focus in the midst of these moments; a perspective that can turn our uncertainty into joy and thankfulness. As a financial planner, I help clients prepare and plan for the future – not only a future for themselves and their families but also a future that considers others. Helping cultivate an attitude of generosity and gratitude brings joy and purpose to life. Money and possessions have tremendous power – often a power that binds. Freeing people from the fear of not enough and replacing it with the joy of generosity is a way to win with money. Generosity can take time, effort, and reflection. An attitude of thankfulness leading to generous support for the good and noble causes in the world produces joy. Giving thoughtfully and strategically creates a deeper purpose in our lives. What’s the purpose of your money and possessions? Generosity and gratitude should be a part of everyone’s portfolio.

Eric’s personal and professional strategy for financial decisions is based on scripture, “God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Cor 9:7. Learn more about his philosophy at

EVENT: your Conservancy and partners from Edward Jones, Fairmount Memorial Association, Froese Law, and Glenrose Philanthropy to learn more about how to create an estate plan that reflects your values and supports the future you hope to see in your community. This free event is on Thursday, July 27 at the Liberty Park Library in Spokane.