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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 […]

Know Any Lovers of Money?

D you know any lovers of money? In 2 Timothy 3, the Apostle Paul wrote, “Mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power.” Do you see any […]

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. […]

Gambling – A Losing Proposition

Ever buy scratch-off lottery tickets?   Some people say gambling’s just entertainment, like fishing, seeing a movie, or going to a baseball game, but when you win at gambling, you do so at the expense of others. Gambling really boils down to self-gratification. It’s the thrill of believing you’ll hit the jackpot and not having […]

Try Living on an Allowance

When did you last get an allowance? Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, has a net worth estimated to be $200 million. Yet, he says, “I don’t spend much money. If I had all my money in one account I would spend all of it, so I get an allowance.” Now, that’s pretty smart! In fact, […]

Waiting Instead of Financing

Do you wait for what you want?  I grew up in the days of “lay-away”. If you couldn’t afford an item, the store would hold it while you made payments on it. After your final payment, you could take it home. Gone are the days of eating off card tables and folding chairs, sleeping on […]

Financial Lies – the Root of Money Problems

Think your marriage suffers from financial problems?  Many Christian couples struggle with the same problems as the world – debt, poor purchasing decisions, and living paycheck to paycheck until they share the same beliefs about money. Their financial problems are the fruit of the issue. Financial lies are the root. Most financial training focuses on […]

I Hate Prepaid Visa Cards

I’ll never buy a prepaid balance credit card! I was recently given a thank you note with a prepaid balance card inside. It’s been nothing but a pain in the neck! Now I appreciate the fact that someone wanted to give me one. I just don’t think they’d ever used it. This particular card is […]

Crazy Money! Garden Statue Worth $$

It’s Crazy Money Day! 20 years ago, a British couple purchased a marble statue at a garden auction for $7,500. The heavily weathered sculpture, by an unknown artist sat in their garden for decades. Recently, it came to the attention of Christie’s auction house. The statue of a woman reclining on a rectangular base was […]

I Bought a Boat – To Rest

I bought a boat.  I know. I know. This is no speedboat, or a luxury liner. It’s a 20-year-old bass fishing boat. This was no impulse purchase. I had the money set aside. I looked for a long time and thoroughly educated myself on bass boats. I talked to people, listened to advice and looked […]

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