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Crazy Money Day – Bentley vs Used Cars

It’s Crazy Money Day! I’ve always thought it would be fun to drive a Bentley. The 2020 Continental GT is a redesigned four-passenger luxury coupe starting at $200,000. Cars are typically the second biggest purchase we make.  Most people can’t afford to drive new ones, especially when depreciation costs 20-30%. That’s why I buy used. […]

Adjust in Order to Thrive

Learned anything this year? The Bible says no man knows what tomorrow will bring. We’ve certainly experienced that this year! When traveling internationally, I learned to leave things behind to make room for items of greater significance. We can apply that principle to things that we’ve learned this year. It will help us make better […]

Financial Priorities

What’s your main financial priority? The Shorter Catechism says “The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever”. One way to glorify God is through financial decisions. In  1 Corinthians 10:31, the apostle Paul tells us:  “Whatever you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory […]

Generosity Day: Work to Give

Do you work  to give? Work provides money so that we can be generous. Ephesians 4:28 says: “Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” Work takes on new meaning when it enables […]

Savings Day – Proper View of Money

Is saving hard for you? 70% of Americans believe borrowing money is a necessity. 15% of Americans believe that they’ll die in debt. An improper view of money prevents us from becoming savers. We manage it our way and ignore God’s way. “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It […]

Crazy Money Day – The Blind Hymn Writer

It’s Crazy Money Day! Last year, the top-earning musicians were Taylor Swift at $185 million, Kanye West at $150, and Ed Sheeran at $110. Ever heard of Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer? She didn’t earn much money but wrote 8,000 poems that were set to music. Maybe you’d recognize To God Be the Glory, […]

Teaching Children

What are you teaching your children about money? Children need to understand that God owns everything so they’ll be responsible for what He provides. Teach them to be generous, especially toward the poor. Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35) It’s the greatest possible hedge against materialism. Giving brings […]

Retiring with Only Social Security Income

Plan to retire? 47% of workers rely on Social Security as their primary retirement income. The average benefit for a retired worker in 2020 is $1,500 a month. Now those with only Social Security income depend on creativity, community, frugality, and often, the generosity of others. If that’s you and you know that money will […]

Generosity Day: Generosity Reset

Need a generosity reset? We fight a dangerous battle called affluence. It’s subtle but ensnares. Rather than being rich towards God, we’re rich towards ourselves. The solution isn’t surrendering our assets. It’s posturing ourselves in such a way that we’re willing to surrender them if that’s what God asks of us. In Acts, chapter 2 […]

Savings Day – Faithful With Little

It’s Build Your Savings Day! My wife challenged one son to be more careful with his money. She bought him a notebook and told him to divide it into three sections: income, spending, and sacrifices. He records all income and spending, and the things he wanted to buy, but didn’t. Things like a Chick-fil-A sandwich […]

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