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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 […]

Crazy Money! Cost of Pet Care

It’s Crazy Money Day! Unexpected veterinary care can run into thousands of dollars. According to the American Pet Products Association, we spent more than $34 billion on veterinary care in 2021, and it’s predicted to reach $38 billion this year. Emergency pet care adds up quickly. It’s why people buy pet insurance! Many plans help […]

Paying Off a Mortgage

Want to pay off your mortgage before you retire? If you’ve paid off your mortgage, you know the peace of mind that comes with owning your home, but if you’re in the process of paying yours off early, don’t neglect other financial goals. Pay off your high-interest debt first. Credit cards, payday loans, car loans, […]

You Need a Budget – Part 3

In every economic circumstance,  you need a budget!   For the last few days, I’ve been sharing budgeting tips from my good friend Steve Brooks at DedicatedMoneyManagement.com. He cites necessary beliefs and behaviors to make a budget work well and he summarized basic Biblical financial principles for us. First, God is the Owner, and we are […]

Savers – Faithful Stewards

Are you a saver? Saving doesn’t represent a lack of faith. It actually reflects the heart of a faithful steward. Savers have resources to take care of our families and help others. Saving is money that’s not at risk of loss or penalty. Saving for the purpose of becoming self-reliant and taking life easy is […]

Medical Debt – Part 2

Medical debt is rising. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, medical collections appear on 43 million credit reports. They account for $88 billion in medical debt. Yet research shows that medical debt does not predict a person’s credit risk. In fact, beginning July 1, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will no longer include medical debt that […]

Sugar, Discipline and Financial Goals

Needing some self-control to manage your money? Years ago, I was frustrated with my physical condition. I knew I could do better with a little discipline. So, one January 1st, I resolved to eliminate all sugar from my diet: no desserts, no candy, and no sweeteners in my coffee. I learned to say no to […]

Savings Day – Be Intentional

Are you intentionally trying to save more money? Benjamin Franklin knew what you save is just as important as what you earn. He said it this way, “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.” Long before he suggested this, the Bible offered the same advice, which is why Christians should […]

Savings Day – Meet Goals With Saving Challenges

Did you know you’re a manager of God’s stuff? It’s required in stewards that we be found faithful. That means knowing what we’re supposed to do and following through with that knowledge. God’s provided plenty of instruction because He loves us. We can study the Bible to learn what our management should look like. One […]

Savings Day – Trust While Saving

Are you depending on God or your savings account? For many people, credit’s a necessity and debt’s a way of life. The Bible shows a better way. Proverbs 21:20 says: “Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling but a foolish man devours it.” Often, we simply lack the self control to make […]

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