How Churches Can Find Relevance Through Giving


There’s no shortage of church buildings in America. I know this may not be true of every city, but I am surprised when I drive around my community at how many unique gathering places are present for Christians. A lot of resources have been given to construct these physical buildings, but how many of them are relevant to the community around them?

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4 Keys To Paying off your Debt

4 keys to paying off debt

Getting out of debt can be tough, but these principles can help you get through it much easier.

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30 Dorm Room Decor Ideas Even College Students Can Afford

30 dorm room decor ideas - cheap ones!

Although many college students are enjoying their Summers, July is a perfect time to start thinking about how you want to decorate your dorm room. There are a few topics that must be addressed when thinking about donning your dorm room. First, space is limited… so the little space that you have must be maximized! […]

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15 Fantastic Jobs for 15-Year-Olds (Did You Try Any of These?)

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In today’s job market, it can be hard for a teenager to find a job. I remember looking for jobs when I was 15 – they were hard to come by! Don’t let the idea of not having a car keep you from finding work. If you’re willing to work, you can find something that’s worth your time.

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5 Things to Consider Before Quitting Your Day Job


You’ve had enough with your job and are two steps from walking out and never coming back! Besides, you always wanted to ‘be your own boss’ and this might be the step you need to get those entrepreneurial juices flowing, right?

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20 creative ways to use Pallets

20 creative ideas and inspiration for pallet lovers

Pallets!  What can I say, they are amazing. Companies use them to ship their products on. Often, stores will give away pallets… yes give them away. Generally, a pallet is not used again to ship. And what would a store do with all those pallets?? I’ve had the inclination to get creative now that Summer […]

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3 Simple Steps to Building Wealth


Why do we seem to make the simple things in life more difficult? Take getting out of debt for example. At the core, it’s pretty simple – stop racking up debt, and start paying more on the balance to knock it out!

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4 Habits of Millionaires (Have Any of These?)

Becoming a millionaire

The book The Millionaire Next Door analyzes the financial habits of millionaires. It shares the results from interviews and surveys with millionaires. The goal of the book is to give an accurate idea of what characteristics make a millionaire. I found four of those characteristics especially important . . . .

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30 Things You Can Stop Buying At Walmart and Make Yourself

30 things you can stop buying at Walmart that you can make at home

I am in need of Walmart rehab! Walmart has been my go-to source for my household and pantry needs. Not only do their superstores carry almost every product I need, but often times their prices can’t be beat. I got to thinking, there has to be a better way than repetitively purchasing chemical laden products! […]

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5 Common Characteristics Of Those Who Thrive (How Are You Doing With #2?)

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I’ve been advising and counseling others on how to build true wealth for nearly two decades. I have seen my personal share of ups and downs and witnessed thousands of others. Here are some lessons learned . . . .

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7 Tips to Avoid Financial Scams

7 tips to avoid financial scams

I don’t endorse negative thinking. I do, however, support critical thinking. Critical thinking involves enough negativity to say – “prove it,” “I don’t understand,” or “that doesn’t make sense.” When it comes to financial matters, too many people want to believe something is true so they stop thinking critically . . . .

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The 5 Best-Rated Credit Card Companies of 2014

J.D. Power's 5 best-rated credit card companies

I am always cautious when writing about credit cards because I know some people get themselves in loads of trouble with their credit cards. But I trust that you are not one of those people and that you are smart enough to know that carrying a balance on a credit card is a no-no! Repeat […]

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How to Set Your Financial Priorities and Accomplish More


For the longest time priorities plagued our ability to make forward progress on our journey to true financial freedom. For example, we were doing a little bit of everything in terms of working on financial goals. We were paying on car debt, student loan debt, saving some on the side for emergencies and contributing to […]

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