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Giving – First Priority

Are you feeling the tension between giving and saving? Most experts talk only about increasing your savings, not your giving. Yet, the Bible clearly instructs us to make giving our top financial priority. Proverbs 3:9-10 says, “Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so your barns will […]

Crazy Money! The Cost of Credit Card Debt

It’s Crazy Money Day! It’s taking longer to pay off credit card debt. Any gains made with stimulus money have been wiped out by inflation. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says credit card debt is rising at its fastest pace in more than 20 years. Americans now owe approximately $887 billion on their […]

What’s a Chargeback?

Have you ever pursued a chargeback? If you have a credit card, chances are you’ve had to dispute a charge. Maybe an item you ordered arrived damaged and the retailer won’t take it back. Perhaps you were charged twice for a purchase or you ordered something and never received it. When this happens, you may […]

Determine to Follow God

Are you determined to follow God? There is a cost to following the Lord and choosing to live His way. Sometimes, it’s a matter of breaking sinful habits and embracing those that bring Him glory. We do this by intentionally designing good financial habits into our lives while designing the bad ones out. The Bible […]

Reduce Your Financial Stress

Financial stress got you down? A Gallup poll found that 20% of those surveyed report having a great life. They’re fulfilled by their work, live in great communities, have good physical health, have loved ones they can turn to for help, and have very low financial stress. Financial stress impacts health and relationships. It’s linked […]

Getting Rid of Greed Will Help You Prosper

Did you know that getting rid of greed will help you prosper?  Proverbs 28:25 says, “The greedy stir up conflict, but those who trust in the Lord will prosper.” This verse clearly implicates greed as akin to placing trust in ourselves and our possessions. Hopefully, we can all agree that self-confidence is a trap for […]

Getting Rid of Greed

Do you struggle with greed?   Most people would likely say they don’t struggle with it at all. In fact, a priest once told me that he had never heard anyone confess the sin of coveting or greed. It’s not only a sin that’s invisible, many find it acceptable. Did you know that the Bible talks […]

Own a Kia or Hyundai?

Do you drive a Kia or Hyundai? Kia and Hyundai models sold between 2011 and 2021 don’t have engine immobilizers so they’re targets for thieves. Thieves will bust out a window and remove part of the steering column’s cover to expose the ignition. Then they break the ignition cylinder off and start the car with […]

Know Any Lovers of Money?

D you know any lovers of money? In 2 Timothy 3, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.” Do you see any […]

Warning Against Becoming Financial Pharisees

Is the inside of your cup clean? In Matthew 23 Jesus said, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill, and cumin. But you’ve neglected the important matters of the law—justice, mercy, and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You hypocrites! […]

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