In his State of the Union Address in January 2014, President Barack Obama unveiled what he hopes will be a solution to the retirement program. A retirement account called the MyRA is aimed at those who don’t have employer-sponsored retirement accounts, but it will also be available to those with employer plans. The MyRA is also designed to encourage saving due to its low barrier to entry.
When my husband started getting membership applications from AARP around his 49th birthday, he was the laughing stock of the family. “Ha, ha, dad,” the kids would jeer. “You’re officially old.” Not wanting to admit his advancing years, he threw the offers in the trash . . . .
Ah, the joy of job interviews. The whole process seems to be a pretty inefficient way of hiring good employees, but it doesn’t look like it is going away any time soon. Rather than getting frustrated at the process, our best course of action is probably to go with the flow and learn how to play the game…
In my high school years, I gave up sports for a different activity – Bible Quiz. For those who have never heard of Bible Quiz, it’s an activity in the AG churches that brings together youth to quiz them on different books of the Bible each year. Yes, it sounds dorky, but we ended up memorizing over 2,000 verses that sharpened our minds and strengthened our faith!
The idea that the grass is always greener on the other side is simply misleading. If you’re a motivated and driven person, what makes you think that as soon as you reach the next phase in your life that you’ll suddenly be satisfied enough to stop moving forward?
I just love finding new ways to save money. It is kind of an addiction really. And after spending years being a guinea pig with a lot of money-saving tips I wrote How To Save Money: A 21-Day Challenge to Save $500/month. But it seems like since I released the book, I keep finding more […]
If you want a Bible, you can get a copy for free! Here are 10 places that you can find a free Bible.
I can remember asking my parents to just write a check to pay for something that was ‘too expensive.’ When you’re a kid, money is something that just appears in your dad’s wallet and checks are used to buy things that you don’t have money for!
I just was making some updates to our budgeting spreadsheets page where we have a bunch of free Excel and Google Doc spreadsheets available. While I was working on it and getting a few new ones added to the page I stumbled upon this Debt snowball calculator for Excel and it is really cool. As […]
Bad days are inevitable. They happen to everyone. But, there are things you can do to make them better. Here are a few of my favorite ways to turn a bad day around…
I’ve had friends ask me, “How many budget categories should I have?” The answer is somewhat cryptic: “As many as you need to save as much money as possible, but no more.” Here’s what you need to know . . . .
In a time of serious persecution, some churches in the region of Macedonia had continued to give. In fact, they gave “beyond their means” (2 Corinthians 8:3). Using these generous Christians as examples, Paul wrote to the Christians at Corinth . . . .
So I just became a dad a couple weeks ago, and Proverbs 11:14 says, ‘in the multitude of counselors there is safety’ so I sought some advice from those who have been there and done that. I asked our wonderful Facebook page to share one thing they wish they had known about parenting when they had […]