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Making A Vow To Become Debt Free

A lot of people would like to be debt-free, but only a few are willing to go to the next step.  Today, Crown’s founder, Larry Burkett, talks about turning a desire into a promise.   If you’re struggling with credit card debt, I recommend Christian Credit Counselors. They’ll create a debt management plan that works […]

Tips For Impulsive And Compulsive Shoppers

Impulsive spending impacts budgets, but compulsive spending destroys them! Some people struggle with impulsive or compulsive shopping. Or they’re married to one who does. These people buy what they want without considering the consequences. They negatively impact others, and the financial stress can be terrible. Impulse buying is related to anxiety and unhappiness. Those who struggle […]

Five Step Financial Reset

Ever tried eliminating certain foods for 30 days to reset your health for peak performance?  The Whole 30 Diet is tough, but it’s worth it! So is resetting your finances! Healthy eating and managing money are possible with God’s help! There are 5 Steps to reset your finances, and they’re simple: Honor, Plan, Work, Give, Save. […]

Six-Step Apology

Financial stress is a leading cause of marriage conflicts. Years ago, Ann and I attended a newlywed Bible study and were encouraged to memorize Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” You can have a financially healthy marriage, but unless you learn to apologize and forgive, […]

Savings Day – Avoid These Common Mistakes

If you want to grow your savings account, learn to avoid some common mistakes. According to Bankrate.com, people lose financial progress when making the following mistakes. The first is having too many goals. It’s overwhelming. So, start simple. Focus on 1 or 2 things for a month or quarter, like building your emergency fund or […]

Crazy Money – Another Ponzi Scheme!

It’s Crazy Money Day! Last month, 34-year-old actor Zachary Horwitz was arrested and accused of swindling his college buddies and their families in a $690 million Ponzi scheme. According to IDSNews, four Indiana University alum, all friends of Horwitz, started JJMT Capital. They invested in a limited liability company that Horwitz created in California. They […]

Day Trading is Not Investing

The only thing investing and gambling have in common is that they both involve financial risk.  Investing requires that everyone must win in order for you to gain, but gambling requires that other participants must lose in order for you to gain. You see gamblers don’t care if others lose, only that they win. The Bible […]

Preparing Children for the Workforce

How do you prepare your children for the workforce?  Beyond a good resume, respect for authority, and an outstanding work ethic, the most important thing a young adult needs when entering the workforce is a commitment to Jesus Christ. If your child has a personal relationship with the Lord, they’ll automatically take other key values […]

Wise Use of Available Cash

Is cash burning a hole in your pocket? Stimulus checks and tax refunds created a spending surge, but if you’re holding out, steward those dollars wisely. Are you carrying credit card debt? Pay it down. Any pay-day loans? Eliminate them ASAP. Don’t Have an emergency fund? Start one today! Car dealerships will try to get […]

Savings Day – Consider the Costs of Relocating

I recently met a couple that moved their family from LA to Nashville.  Financial benefits drove the decision to move. No state income taxes, much lower property taxes, and more home for the money. Both work remotely, so their income wasn’t impacted. They like the schools and culture but miss their family. Now if you’re […]

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