5 Things To Do When You’re Discouraged About Your Finances

These are 5 things you have to keep doing when you are discouraged

As you look back on what you’ve accomplished so far this year, do you cringe? I have some encouragement for you.

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How to Rebuild a Bigger and Better Emergency Fund

how to rebuild your emergency fund...

What do you do when an emergency has occurred and you have had to use part – or all – of your emergency fund? When it is time to rebuild, here are some things to make a priority.

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How to Buy “Throw Away” Cars

How to buy "throw away" cars that look nothing like this beautiful convertible ;)

Some people do not want to drive older cars (especially when they are not nice looking), but I am content to do so, especially while we are working so hard on building a financial foundation. If you want to look for a “throw away” car, here are some things to keep in mind.

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The 6 “R’s” of Christian Personal Finance: Important Biblical Principles


We want to honor God in all that we do. Honoring Him is, of course, commanded. The more we come to love God, though, the more it should be our desire to honor Him in all we do. That needs to be true in our financial lives as much as it is true in any other area of our lives.

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40 Ways to Enjoy an Evening with No Money


Instead of dropping a bunch of money to head out to the movies (again), here’s a list of things you can do this evening for some enjoyment that don’t have to cost a dime.

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5 Important Financial Resolutions for 2014


But what are some resolutions you can make for your finances? Here are some suggestions you can take in 2014 – or any year really!

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How to Make Soap at Home

How to make soap at home

We all want to save money. Often, though, we look at big ticket items as ways to save lots of money, and we fail to see there are smaller things that can help us save money, too. Let’s look at one of those smaller items – soap – and a way to save a few dollars on it over time by making it yourself.

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What Does the Bible Say about Gambling?

Obviously, Americans spend an enormous amount of money gambling, yet the issue is always controversial. Whenever a new jurisdiction seeks to add gambling, there is always a controversy. Christians are often the most vocal opponents of these measures, which usually pass anyway . . . .

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How to Save for Graduate School

Graduate School Savings

If you think the cost of college has risen, then take a look at how much graduate program costs are rising. The numbers in many places are staggering. Colleges and universities are trying not to raise the rates on undergraduate programs as much, so quite often, graduate students get stuck with very quickly rising costs.

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How to Invest in Index Funds

Investing can be a scary endeavor. After all, there are a zillion different places to put your money for the long haul. Most of the time, though, if we keep our investments simple, it is to our advantage . . . both in keeping up with them and in long-term return on those investments. One of those simpler investments is the index fund.

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4 Financial Lessons from David and Goliath

David of David and Goliath

It is one of the most well-known and loved accounts in the entire Bible. But are there some parallels from this account in 1 Samuel 17 for our finances? Yes, in fact, there are many . . . .

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Are Mutual Funds Still a Good Investment for Today?

Today's Mutual Funds

For several years, mutual funds have been the chosen investment of the average investor. Those who do not have the time to truly study the stock market (or other markets) have felt much safer having professionals handle their money and with the diversification that is inherent in mutual funds.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Resume


The vaunted resume. The gateway to the inbox of the HR department. The paper – usually stacked with dozens or even hundreds of others – that you hope will get you noticed among a myriad of candidates for a coveted position. To help you improve your resume, let me give you five simple things to do.

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What Really Affects Gas Prices?

Gas Prices

Just a few days ago, I was having a conversation with my father-in-law who had come to visit me and my wife. We told him about a place near our house with “cheap” gas, and that we could get gas there for “only” $3.36 per gallon. Then, we just looked at one another and chuckled. Who would have ever thought that $3.36 would be cheap for gas?

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