How to get out of credit card debt
(on your own)

how to get out of credit card debt

12 years ago, Linda and I confronted our debt and decided that we were going to pay off our credit card debt on our own (and fast if at all possible). We were determined to make the sacrifices necessary to eliminate it as quickly as possible. We had $46k in total debt (though not all […]

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How to travel for free in the U.S. [this is how we do it]

how we got 161 free hotel nights

I know when you read a title like “how to travel the U.S. for free” you can’t help but be suspicious. But stick with me on this – if this is new to you, you are going to like it. Over the last 5 years, we have gotten 161 hotel nights and 97 flights all […]

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Why I use credit cards instead of debit cards or cash

why i use credit cards instead of debit cards

The simple truth is that while they cost me a lot of money early in my life in interest charges (because of my bad financial habits), at this point, they save me far more money than I could have ever imagined. This is another one of those articles that I should have written years ago, […]

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Tithing in the new testament (What Does The Bible Say?)

What the new testament says about tithing -

All about tithing in the new testament… Some say it was only an Old Testament Law that doesn’t need to be followed as believers under the New Covenant. And some say that it is just a relevant to New Testament Christians as it was in the Old Covenant.

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Fundrise Review 2018: Fundrise vs. My Rental Property

my rental property vs fundrise

Ever since I read Rich Dad, Poor Dad about 15 years ago, I have been itching to get into real estate investing. While I don’t agree with everything in that book and he makes it seem just a little too easy, I do think some of the principles of building wealth with real estate are […]

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The processes I used to take a year off work

Processes I Used for a Year Off Work

Last week I wrote about WHY I took a year-long Sabbatical and what led me to make that decision. And today, we get to chat about the nuts and bolts of how we pulled it off logistically – and managed to continue to eat and live indoors throughout the year. My goal with this article […]

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WHY I took a Sabbatical leave for a year (and what I learned)

I just finished up a year-long #sabbatical and this is why I did it and what I learned in the process. This article is going to be about WHY I took a sabbatical year and next up in the queue I will cover HOW we pulled it off logistically without shutting down our business.

First off, I am fully aware that most people will go their entire lives without taking a month-long sabbatical, let alone taking an entire Sabbatical year. I am also aware that many people feel stuck or trapped with work to a point that they can’t even imagine taking off more than a week – I […]

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The only credit card I use for my business

The best credit card for business if you buf online advertising - because it gives you 3x points on Ad spend!!

I will soon be writing about why we use credit cards and all the ridiculous amount of free travel (hotels and flights) that we have gotten solely from credit card points.  But this post is specifically about my favorite credit card of all-time for anyone who has a business and purchases advertising. So if you […]

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MediShare Review: A Christian Health Insurance Alternative

I have now been using Medi-Share (the Christian health insurance alternative) for over 4 years and can point out the pros and cons of using them in lieu of health insurance. I won't get into all the details here, but I will say that my family saves hundreds of dollars over traditional health insurance . . .

Read our updated 2018 MediShare review: This Christian health insurance alternative that can saved us 30-50% off of traditional health insurance – Here are our pros and cons…

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Why we began giving our age as a percentage

Giving age as a percentage

I can still remember exactly where I was standing in the middle of that field when He dropped it on my heart. I was in my secret place (that wasn’t really that secret).  It was technically a construction site for an upcoming phase in our subdivision high up on a hill. For whatever reason development […]

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4 Easy Ways To File Your State Income Tax Online for Free (2018)

5 free ways to file your STATE taxes for FREE. It is pretty easy to find a free FEDERAL option, but filing state taxes for free can be tough to find.

It isn’t too difficult to find a place to file your federal tax return for free, but finding a service to file your state return for free is another story. Here’s what I found . . . .

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Why Money Doesn’t Solve Most Money Problems

why money doesn't solve money problems

I mean if you were making what your boss is making, it will not fix your financial squeeze. There is a famous principle that expenses rise to meet income, so if you are having a hard time paying your bills or making a dent in your mountain of debt money is NOT your answer.

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5 money-making websites that have an A+ rating with the BBB

I decided to do some research and find all the LEGIT money-making websites out there as proved by the BBB (Better Business Bureau). While there are a lot of scammy ones out there, these 5 all have an A+ rating with the BBB - a feat that is not easy to accomplish!

Since we have written a handful of articles about ways to make money, and some include a variety of money-making websites, readers are often concerned about avoiding the scams. I will first tell you that I have investigated every one of these websites that we link to and have tried out almost every one myself. Obviously the […]

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How Cars Affect your Financial Freedom

How your car dramatically affects your financial freedom...

I had a revelation about cars that has caused me to not really care what mine looks like. It’s not that I don’t want a really fast car, it is just that there is something I want a bit more: financial freedom.

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