Financial planning has its roots in many modern disciplines to include that of economics, psychology, finance, and strategic resource management. When looking at personal finance, one can view different aspects of financial planning through these various lenses to begin a deeper understanding of the content involved (i.e. financial literacy) and then to the practical application of those concepts now known. Unfortunately, to date, few in the academic world have sought to understand financial planning from the wisdom and guidance of God’s word, where He has preserved and protected his revelation for everybody through the power of the Holy Spirit. I Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is God-breathed, and is useful in teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.” Therefore, if one wants to handle money in alignment with God’s word, it is necessary to seek out what God has to say about money and money management. To understand what God’s word says about money and money management it is important to understand what the difference between a Biblical worldview and a non-Christian worldview is. This first part of this textbook, looks at what a worldview is and then defines our Christian/Biblical worldview. This section will set up our paradigm for how we believe Christians should view and manage money.