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5 Mistakes That Lead to Debt

Know what’s impressive? Those rare individuals who’ve learned to control their lifestyles and use their financial abundance to help others and spread the good news. Know why more people aren’t living that way? Failure to plan! The number one expense that leads to unmanageable debt is the purchase of too much house. The monthly payment […]

Getting Financially Fit

How would you describe your physical fitness? How about your financial fitness? Did you know there’s a connection? At some point, we’ve probably all had to face that fact that we needed to get in better shape. That includes our bodies and bank accounts! And you know what that means! The D word: Discipline. The […]

Getting Out of Debt

Erica and Brad were frustrated. They were still paying off their student loans, and their budget was just too tight to save for a home. Making extra payments on their loans didn’t seem possible – and they felt stuck. Well Brad and Erica asked for some advice – and here’s what I told them. Start […]

Bad Spending Habits

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.” Did you catch that? 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 […]

Don’t Give Up

Debt can be overwhelming! Sometimes the burden can be so heavy, you want to give up. But don’t!! There are simple, practical steps you can take TODAY. Proverbs 22:7 . “The rich rule the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender.” But you don’t have to live in this bondage forever! First, you’ve […]

How Does Financial Bondage Feel?

What does financial bondage feel like? Well….Constant headaches, an upset stomach, irritability, and fatigue are just a few on the list. Debt doesn’t just affect your finances, it impacts your mind, and your body as well. Numerous surveys and studies verify that people carrying large amounts of debt suffer from physical, emotional and mental stress. […]

Credit Score

I knew a couple with a mountain of credit card debt that they refused to pay off quickly because they didn’t want to ruin their credit score. But I told them that their stewardship score was much more important. Paying off a lot of debt quickly CAN negatively impact your credit score in some cases. […]

An Emergency Savings Fund

How has your summer been so far? Everything going according to plan? Well, if your summer is going anything like mine, you may have a kid with a broken foot, and a bunch of trees down on your power lines! The truth is, life rarely goes according to our plan. Which is why having a […]

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