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Choosing to Live Like You’re Poor

Want to know the secret to getting ahead financially? Live like you’re poor. Living below our means is a mindset totally contrary to what the world promotes. It doesn’t come naturally, because we want to keep up with everybody else around us. But, it is possible! When you budget, save, invest, and live frugally, you’ll […]

Hitting Rock Bottom In Your Finances

Have you ever hit rock bottom with your finances? Maybe it was a divorce, filing for bankruptcy, or losing a business that made you hit rock bottom. Brokenness makes us depend completely on God because we have nothing left. It’s extremely tough when you’re in the middle of it, but the Bible says there is […]

Credit Card Best Practices

Navigating the complicated world of credit cards can be overwhelming. So, here are a couple of tips to keep you on the right track. First, only carry one card! Find one with great cash back rewards or frequent flyer miles. Second, use it like cash. Pay your balance off in full every month, and quit […]

Humble Generosity

Our founder, Larry Burkett once said, “My greatest fear in life is standing before the Lord and hearing Him say, ‘I had so much more for you, but you held on too tightly.’”   It’s easy to get trapped by the lure of materialism, preventing us from serving one another in love. Humility is our […]

Understanding Wise Counsel

Need some financial counsel? Maybe you missed the advice of Bo Diddley who said, “Don’t let your mouth write no check that your tail can’t cash.” Most of us have ignored a lot of wise counsel. American’s high personal debt and low savings are proof. We allow our “wants” to guide our wallets and the […]

Success in Saving is Having a Plan

Ever feel like you’re on the edge of the financial cliff? Just one more gust of wind could knock you right off the ledge? In order to get off the ledge, you have to save. And in order to save, you need a plan.   A plan helps you spend money on purpose! Simply having […]

How Much Is Enough?

Today’s the 4th of July – and I have fond memories of a neighborhood parade we started back in Georgia. It was a time to celebrate our freedom dressed in red, white, and blue, while kids rode decorated bikes, walked their dressed-up dogs and waved flags to the cheering neighbors. We have great freedom here, […]

Success In Savings Is Having A Plan

My son, John, recently totaled his car. Thankfully he was not injured. Although the car was a total loss he learned first hand about the value of having a savings account. John was taught to save from an early age. He used the giving, saving and spending method every time he earned money. So, when […]

What’s Your Money Personality?

How would you describe your “money personality”? Are you a spender or a saver? Maybe you’re an investor, or a “let’s hope it all works out at the end of the month-er”! In my family, I’m definitely the spender and my wife is the saver. No matter what your money personality is, it’s important to […]

Reboot Your Finances

Ever been working on your mac computer when suddenly the pinwheel of death shows up. Your computer freezes and that tiny little circle starts going round and round and round. You have to force your computer to shut down with those three little keys: Control, Alt, Delete! It’s a handy little hack we have when […]