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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 […]

Crazy Money! Cost of Pet Care

It’s Crazy Money Day! Unexpected veterinary care can run into thousands of dollars. According to the American Pet Products Association, we spent more than $34 billion on veterinary care in 2021, and it’s predicted to reach $38 billion this year. Emergency pet care adds up quickly. It’s why people buy pet insurance! Many plans help […]

Paying Off a Mortgage

Want to pay off your mortgage before you retire? If you’ve paid off your mortgage, you know the peace of mind that comes with owning your home, but if you’re in the process of paying yours off early, don’t neglect other financial goals. Pay off your high-interest debt first. Credit cards, payday loans, car loans, […]

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 […]

Savers – Faithful Stewards

Are you a saver? Saving doesn’t represent a lack of faith. It actually reflects the heart of a faithful steward. Savers have resources to take care of our families and help others. Saving is money that’s not at risk of loss or penalty. Saving for the purpose of becoming self-reliant and taking life easy is […]

Discipline In Handling Finances

Do you lack discipline in handling your finances?  Years ago, I met a business executive who earned nearly $200,000 a year, yet was constantly under financial stress. His salary would be double that today. The irony of the situation is that he had an undergraduate degree in accounting, a master’s in business administration and he […]

Back to School Shopping Tips

School is right around the corner. Are you ready? Back to school is the 2nd biggest shopping season of the year in the United States. Preparing now will help you save hundreds of dollars. Here are some of my quick tips. Begin shopping at home. You may have supplies from prior years that can add […]

Prepping Students for Financial Independence

Is your college student prepared to handle finances?  College is often the first-time young people are in control of their finances. Unfortunately, many are unprepared. Here’s how you can help. Create a reasonable budget together. Emphasize the dangers of credit cards and how using cash reduces frivolous spending. They may like the envelope system. TikTokers even […]

Economic Value of Community

Are you struggling financially? A trusted community is priceless when facing financial pain. They’ll hold up your arms when you’re weary and walk with you through financial challenges. Wise people can help us heal and grow strong. Don’t let pride keep you from moving forward and discovering what God has for you. Collapse yourself upon the […]

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