I really enjoyed this book! I most enjoyed reading the authors real life experiences that were incorporated into the text. The experiences that I read have inspired me to become a better person and I will definitely use some of the authors techniques to become financially free. -Amazon Review
Fight for it Financial :
The fight for financial freedom seen through the eyes of a debt-free
Christian, husband, father, U.S. Marine, and Police Officer
Utilizing a no-nonsense approach filled with intense real-life anecdotes told by Nate James, a debt-free Christian, family man, United States Marine and Police Officer, Fight for it Financial is an easy and entertaining way to learn personal finance.
Most people are tired of living the grind of everyday America, but, in reality, it doesn’t have to be boring or monotonous. Americans like to fight for what they believe in, however most haven’t been taught how to fight for a better financial way.
This scripture-based guidebook will unequivocally help readers of all ages and socioeconomic levels tackle essential skills like budget necessities, spending strategies, and passive investing.
The reader will have the knowledge and inspiration to get out of debt, stay out of debt, build wealth, and achieve financial freedom. For too long debt has been a wedge to financial and family prosperity. I offer the reader a chance to change their mindset and provide numerous examples of how I changed mine, through nine chronological steps to attack debt and prosper.
If you want it, fight for it.
In this book I will make learning about personal finance as practical, biblically based, real, and interesting as possible by using anecdotes from my time in the Marines, and police work.
I will also show you:
How and why we paid off our home and became completely debt-free at the age of 37.
- How to conquer spending.
- The importance of a budget.
- Investing made simple.
- The importance of financial freedom and how to find it.
- The importance of staying away from debt and how to attack debt.
- Biblical views on finance.
- Examples and strategies of living below your means.
- Mortgage and home-buying advice.
- Explanation of assets, liabilities, and net worth.
- Importance of being prepared financially for what life throws you – life insurance and rainy-day funds.
- Career advice and the importance of an income, or multiple incomes.
I will also highlight and provide examples of valuable leadership characteristics for business owners, recruiters and team members in charge of hiring.
“We live in a world where common sense isn’t common anymore. Thankfully, Nate James provides efficient wisdom for attaining financial freedom in a way that honors God. I wish I could give a copy of this book to 18-year-old me!”
Gunnar Hanson, Senior Pastor Grace Point Church, Escondido City Police Chaplain, and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Team 3 member.
“I found Fight for it Financial to be different than any other finance book out there. I was entertained and the writer knew the challenges of law enforcement. I found it emotionally moving, humorous and alive with the day-to-day reality in the life of a cop.”
Danny Lynchard, Executive Director of the Tulsa Police Chaplaincy Corps, senior Pastor at The Father’s House, and author of The Heart Of A Cop.
“Nate does a wonderful job outlining how his readers can pursue financial freedom in practical ways. He uses a great deal of Scripture as a guide; his illustrations from his time in the Marines and as a police officer are riveting and make the subjects at hand exciting, challenging, and motivating. I wish I had read this 30 years ago!”
Pastor Tom Zobrist, Senior Pastor at Liberty Bible Church, Author of The Zobrist Family: Look What God Can Do.
“A Christian viewpoint that is not in your face dogma, but a book of love for family, country and God. A great book at so many different levels – this book belongs on every family’s home bookshelf. Worthy of a 5-Star Book Rating!”
Bill McDonald JR, Founder of The Military Writers Society of America & The American Authors Association. Vietnam War Veteran (Distinguished Flying Cross, The Bronze Star, The Purple Heart, 14 Air Medals.)
About the Author
My name is Nate James and I have dedicated much of my life to the service of God’s people. In FIGHT FOR IT FINANCIAL, I share insights learned through my own unique experiences that are sure to catch and hold the reader’s attention.
I’m currently employed as a police officer in a large city. I have served overseas in the United States Marine Corps as a field radio operator. My responsibilities included guarding and transporting the Battalion Commander’s prestigious platoon. I took this responsibility seriously and, over time, became a highly skilled communicator. I further honed my communication skills through eight years of marriage and writing hundreds of police reports. I’ve learned what style of writing successfully reaches judges, juries and others in the courtroom.
During my police career I’ve been awarded the following:
- Four Officer of the Month Awards
–One of which includes responding to an active shooter situation, and another for successfully performing life saving measures on an unresponsive person
- Eleven divisional/departmental commendations
- Eight Unit Merit Awards
- Two Positive Summary Administrative Action Reports
- Three letters of appreciation from civilians whose lives I impacted in a positive way
Another example of my dedication to duty and service was written by my direct supervisor regarding a shootout between members of my police unit and local gang members. “Officer James rushed to the aid of his fellow officers and engaged a subject in gunfire. Officer James did not hesitate to assist his fellow officers in a chaotic and dangerous situation.”
Incidents like these instantly places my work on a platform with other police officers and citizens, who enjoy learning about the reality of police work.
FIGHT FOR IT FINANCIAL also touches on personal experiences that have shaped my approach to money management. Growing up, I’ve seen firsthand the result of living paycheck to paycheck. I was determined this would not happen to my family and I hope to help other families find this same resolve.
Besides my unique experiences, my noble wife and I lead by example and are completely debt free. We own a gorgeous house, two vehicles, numerous assets, a pension, and a well-funded investment portfolio.
I am happily married to my beautiful wife and together we have three amazing children.