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Crazy Money Day – Baseball Cards Worth Millions

It’s Crazy Money Day! Uncle Jimmy, was a factory worker, then janitor, who lived in the same house all of his life. He never drove a car and never had children, but his nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews were often given some of his baseball cards. Uncle Jimmy collected baseball memorabilia for over 97 […]

The Tongue

The tongue can destroy careers and reputations. James chapter 3 describes the tongue. Though small, it can set the course of one’s life on fire. That means we must steward words carefully, especially in the workplace. Don’t gossip or join those who do. Never send messages you would regret seeing in a job review. Avoid […]

Escape the Crazy Cycle

Want to escape the Crazy Cycle? Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love and Respect, writes that when a wife feels unloved she reacts without respect, and without respect, a husband reacts without love. He calls it the ‘Crazy Cycle’ and it can happen over money. The lies we believe about money can start The Crazy Cycle […]

Generosity Day: Budgeting Help

Hoping to be more generous? Budgeting is a means to help you with giving. There are multiple apps on the market. Mint.com is free and best for those new to personal finance. It helps you create a budget based on spending patterns. Personal Capital lets you manage accounts in one place while also tracking investments, […]

Savings Day – Tips to Spend Less Than You Earn

Need some tips to save more money? Good beliefs produce good behavior. I recently asked people how they live below their means. Listen carefully as I read their responses:  • Educate yourself about money • Budget, set goals, automate savings • Give first, save, then pay your bills • Learn to cook at home and […]

Crazy Money Day – Rabbi Scammer

It’s Crazy Money Day! Do you remember the shooting attack on Chabad Poway synagogue in 2019? A woman was killed and 3 injured including Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. He spoke often, asking for love, forgiveness, and tolerance. This July he pleaded guilty to charges of defrauding the government and wire fraud. Goldstein won’t serve time. His […]

UBI

Have you ever heard of UBI? UBI or Universal Basic Income is defined by it most ardent supporters as: “… a regular income paid to everyone without any conditions. Everyone would automatically receive a regular income paid into their bank accounts.” God created man to work and provide for his needs. This gives meaning to life […]

Best Practices

Do you know what it means to be a steward? We were bought with a price and have a Master who beckons us to serve Him and build His kingdom, not our own. The standard for Godly stewardship is to be both faithful and disciplined. So here are 6 best practices: 1.  Make giving to […]

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 […]