Where the world comes to study the Bible

John Wesley’s Budget

John Wesley was eventually one of England’s most wealthy citizens. Yet, as his income sharply increased, look at what happened to his spending habits:

 IncomeLiving ExpensesTo the Poor
First year:30 pounds28 pounds (93%)2 pounds (7%)
Second year:60 pounds28 pounds (47%)32 pounds (53%)
Third year:90 pounds28 pounds (31%)62 pounds (69%)
Fourth year:120 pounds28 pounds (23%)92 pounds (77%)
Later:over 1,400 pounds30 pounds (2%)over 1,400 pounds (98%)

From The Accountability Connection by Matt Friedman, Victor Books), New Man, JulyAugust 1994, p. 12.

Report Inappropriate Ad