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Being Financially Prepared For the Unexpected

Surprise expenses are a normal, unsurprising part of life. More than a third of American households say they experienced one last year…but less than 40% could pay for it in cash! Are you prepared for when one hits? We had our share of surprises last year. Our well needed a new pump, trees had to come […]

Stepping Out In Faith With Your Budget

Comedian Milton Berle once said, “It’s amazing how fast later comes when you buy now!” Do you know the feeling? When later hits you before you’re ready, you need a budget. If the word intimidates you, think of it as a plan to prevent overspending and to prepare you for emergency expenses. It’s not meant to restrict your […]

Prepare Your Children Without Enabling

Do you have a multi-generational home? It comes with its challenges, but also with blessings. A third of young adults still live at home according to the U.S. Census Bureau. For many, it’s because they can’t find good jobs, have debt, are saving money, going to college, or have other burdensome expenses. If you are […]

Back To School Shopping Tips

Do you have kids headed back to school? Getting all the necessary supplies can be overwhelming! One mom lamented that they could have groceries for a week or new uniforms and binders! Back to school shopping is expensive. Here are a couple tips to help you save money. First, start at home! Go through your […]

What is God’s Plan For Our Finances?

What does God require of us when it comes to managing money? Today, our founder, the late Larry Burkett, speaks about God’s plan for our finances and the one essential character quality that He expects of us. As Larry pointed out, discipline is required when it comes to managing money. Otherwise, we’ll spend all we […]

Relating Anxiety and Worry to Loss, Not Lack

Babies are a gift from the Lord! But, sometimes they come before you’re financially prepared! Pregnancy can be a precious motivator to become wise with your finances. Use each month to save as much as you can. How? By living like your poor. Reject what the world says you need to be happy. If you […]

Hitting Rock Bottom in Your Finances

Have you hit rock bottom in your finances? Don’t give up – there’s hope! If you’re suffering, I want to give you direction to get back on your feet again. Brokenness forces us to wholly depend on God. James said, Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you […]

Getting on the Same Page As Unbelieving Spouse

Is getting on the same page financially with your spouse a challenge? It can be especially tough if you’re not united spiritually! A couple can have a great financial plan and solid budget but still be worlds apart in their heart and mind. Thankfully, God is perfectly able to make our marriage and finances work. […]

How to Develop a Savings Mindset

The first time I taught my sons how to ski was a little bit of a disaster. Lesson one was learning to steer with your shoulders, mainly away from the trees and other people! See, my boys felt out of control until they learned how to point their skis in the right direction. You may feel […]

When is the Right Time to Buy a House?

Emily and Matt are a sweet young couple. They both work full time and have been renting an apartment. But now some of their friends are buying their first homes and Emily and Matt want to join the club. But is it the right time? Here’s what I would tell any young couple… Don’t even […]