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6 Tips for An Affordable Summer Vacation

affordable summer vacation

Are you planning a summer vacation? Unfortunately, it may be more expensive to travel in 2018. Both airline ticket prices and hotel fares are increasing, which may make a sunny beach vacation or adventure-filled getaway a little less attainable. Considering that last year, 74% of Americans said they went into debt to go on vacation, […]

Why Financing is the New Layaway…and What the Bible Says About It

Do you remember “layaway”?   If you’re unfamiliar with the process I’m referring to, “layaway” was an option many stores offered if you couldn’t afford to pay the full price of an item. The store would hold the item for you as you make payments towards it, usually for about 3-6 months. When you had […]

Ask Chuck: Are Vacations Biblical?

Dear Chuck, I enjoy downtime from work. Going to nice places helps me to recharge and create family memories. Surely God doesn’t mind if we take great vacations, but I don’t know where to find it in the Bible! What’s your take on this? Relaxing by the Beach Dear Relaxing, I like your question! It […]

10 Budget-Friendly Summer Activities Your Kids Will Love

Congratulations! You have made it through your first full week of (official) summer. For many of you, your kids have probably been out of school much longer than just one week, and you may be wondering how to make it through the next 2 months with all their limbs and your lamps still in tact. But summer […]

6 Ways to Prepare for Summer Vacation

Are you planning a summer vacation? Allianz Travel Insurance reported that while fewer Americans planned to take a summer vacation in 2016, they would still spend $1,800 on average, making the total cost of summer vacation totaling nearly $90 billion. Although vacations can be a wonderful time for family bonding and a break from the […]

5 Things You Should NOT Use Debt To Pay For

We live in a culture where debt is assumed to be essential for everything. The Bible tells us that the borrower is a slave to the lender so we should be vigilant in our efforts to avoid becoming financial slaves.  Here are the things I would not use debt to purchase: A Car. Financing something […]

God Will Provide

by Mark Biller for Sound Mind Investing For many people, the biggest obstacle to becoming a successful investor is the belief that investing is too difficult for them to handle. Because that misconception is so prevalent, SMI devotes a lot of coverage to the complexity-busting power of establishing a personal investing plan and sticking with […]

How to Avoid Post-Vacation Sticker Shock

How much did the typical adult spend on his or her summer vacation last year? $400? $800? The average price tag was actually closer to $1,200. Imagine, then, how much money a family of four spent! “Summer vacations can be surprisingly expensive,” Suzanne Boas, former president of Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions, said. “Families spend considerable […]