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Generosity Day: Give Investments

Want to be wise with your generosity? Some neighbors, a few years ahead of us in grand-parenting, told us they’re buying investments for their grandchildren instead of stuff that ends up in the toy box or trash. They want to be more purposeful in their giving. It’s a great opportunity to teach the power of […]

Savings Day – Reduce Heating Bills

Trying to save more money? If you’re working from home this winter, reduce your heating bill by acclimating to the cold. Wear beanies, sweaters, and wool socks and delay turning on the heat. Try setting your thermostat below 68 during the day and a chilly 58 at night. An energy-efficient space heater can provide a […]

Crazy Money Day – $33,000 Cell Phone

It’s Crazy Money Day!  Did you know there’s a $33,000 iPhone? It’s designed with 150 grams of 24-karat gold. Every dollar spent on indulgence is one less that can be used for good. Comparison, coveting, and selfishness prevent us from living God’s way. Jesus told a parable about a foolish farmer. He wanted to tear […]

Life Insurance

Got a mortgage, debt, minimal savings, and children? How about life insurance? Life insurance provides financial security for an unknown future. Term insurance is fairly inexpensive and provides coverage for a period of 10 to 30 years. The average cost varies according to age, term, and policy size. Whole life or permanent insurance can be […]

Sowing Good Seed

Ever think of your financial decisions as good or bad seeds? You have the choice of sowing one or the other. Seeds grow roots and develop into plants that bear a harvest. They’re either beautiful and life-giving or thorny and destructive. Likewise, we’ll reap what we sow. Our financial decisions become habits. Those habits form […]

Driving With Low Fuel Can Be Costly

A couple of months ago, I got stuck in a major city traffic jam when my fuel light came on. Ever had that happen? Thankfully I was able to exit in time and fill up, but barely! You know, you can actually damage your engine by driving on low fuel, and in today’s world, it […]

Savings Day – Savings Depends On Spending

It’s Build Your Savings Day! Are you ordering your finances God’s way? Saving money happens when you think about how you spend money. It demands self-control and postponing your wants. We don’t naturally gravitate toward sacrifice, but the Apostle Paul said: “…walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. […]

Crazy Money Day – Scottish Treasure

It’s Crazy Money Day! A 44-year-old recently discovered a trove of Bronze Age artifacts in Scotland! Jewelry, straps, buckles, a horse harness, chariot wheel caps, and a sword estimated to be 3,000 years old were uncovered. A priceless treasure! The Bible tells us not to be arrogant or to put our hope in worldly wealth, […]

Greed

Greed is self-destructive! Greed is the insatiable desire to have more and demand only the best for yourself. God doesn’t prohibit us from enjoying the benefits of our labor, but we’re not to desire more, more, more, or the best of everything. When greed rules our hearts, we can’t serve God fully. Jesus said: “Do […]

Scam Warnings

Have you ever been the victim of a scam? According to the Federal Trade Commission, more than 2.3 million cases of fraud and identity theft were reported in 2019. Beware of unsolicited contacts that create fear through threats or intimidation. Don’t let fear overrule logic if they demand immediate action. Demands for upfront or monthly […]

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