Tithing money to churches grows the reach and influence of an organization that can finance its own nation state. And yet Churches find it necessary to pass around a collection plate, begging for more.

Start saving your hard-earned coin and invest in your own future, secure your own financial security. Be your own boss. If (or when!) financial hardship hits, you will have your own foresight to thank.

A 10% tithe equates to about $100 a week for the average person. When investing that same amount at a moderate interest rate of 5%, a 22-year savings account will equal approximately $204,000. And $89,000 of that is money the bank payed you.

Now 22 years is a long time, but if you start investing at 18, you will have a golden nest-egg ready to hatch by 40.