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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 […]

Others Can Help Us Achieve Financial Goals

Do you think you’ll achieve your financial goals all by yourself?  Many people set financial goals, but they struggle to keep them because they attempt to do it all alone. Solomon offered helpful advice in Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. He said, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either […]

Weed Out Weaknesses

Our small weaknesses can do big damage to our wallets. We’re easily blinded to our weaknesses because our spending is so habitual. Ask the Lord, your spouse, or a friend to help you see them. For some people, it’s the daily food and drink purchases. For others, it’s fashion, fitness gear, exotic vacations, and more. […]

Money and Mental Health

Are you living with financial stress?  A Bankrate article titled: Bad Credit Affects Mental Health, recently caught my eye. Here are some of the things that I learned. Nearly half of all people who have debt problems also have mental health problems. 86% of people with mental health issues said their problems were made worse […]

Escape Credit Card Debt

Are you a financial hostage due to credit card debt?  Some people manage their entire budget around keeping their credit card balances paid down just enough to stay out of trouble. Carrying a large monthly balance on credit cards and paying only the minimum monthly amount creates a debt more expensive than a home mortgage! […]

60 Day Financial Challenge

Are you familiar with #75Hard? Perhaps you’ve heard about the 75 Day Hard Challenge. Participants follow five rules for 75 days. If you fail at any point, you have to start over from day one. Here’s the challenge:  • Follow a diet: no cheat meals or alcohol allowed. • Work out twice a day for […]

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 […]

Financial Freedom

Happy 4th of July! I have fond memories of a neighborhood parade we started years ago. It was a time to celebrate our freedom dressed in red, white, and blue. Children rode decorated bikes, walked their dress-up dogs and waved flags to cheering neighbors. Unfortunately, many do not know the joy of financial freedom. Do […]

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 […]

Cash Stuffing

Have you heard of “cash stuffing”? TikTokers are obsessed with a popular money-saving method called “cash stuffing.” The hashtag #cashstuffing has over 300 million views on TikTok. Thankfully people are discovering that using cash makes tracking and saving money easier. It’s a simple, free way to budget and form positive money habits. Cash Stuffing is […]

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