To get the most out of this lesson, I recommend watching the video here, but for the Cliffs-notes version you can just continue reading below… The one simple principle that changed my life forever And you probably have already heard it, just like I had for years. But it wasn’t until I finally “got it” […]
I often get asked what credit cards I recommend, or budgeting software, or how I invest. So, I decided to put it all in one place for your convenience and give you a peek inside my wallet as well! Listed from left to right: My Saddleback wallet – love that thing A well-worn photo of […]
The Bible says that Solomon was the richest man who ever lived and also the wisest ever to live (1 Kings 4:31). I think that makes him qualified to give some financial advice
For all the encouraging tithing testimonies that I hear from readers, I occasionally get people emailing or commenting something like this: “Tithing didn’t work for me” “I tithed for a while, but didn’t see results” “I quit tithing because I didn’t notice any change” I have wanted to write this article for a while addressing this, […]
25 ways to save money by not doing what “normal” people do. A lot of money can be saved by thinking “outside the box.”
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. This is what the Bible says about Tithing…
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 […]
This 7,000 word guide explains why I took a sabbatical year and exactly how I did it, just in case you are wanting to take a sabbatical for yourself.
I wrote 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 run ads on […]
Bible verses about retirement and resting: While the Bible doesn’t seem to have specific verses referring to retirement, it does point out the importance of rest. God, our creator, understands the value of rest and relaxation. That, of course, is why He created Sundays! To add to that… Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest. Mark 6:31
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 […]
It is amazing what just an extra $100/month can do for your finances. And on one hand it can seem like a really difficult thing to accomplish, but in reality making $100 (or more a month) can be pretty easy. There have been countless things I have done over the years to earn some extra […]
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 . . . .
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.
Since I am now making a full time income from my blog, I decided that I needed to write about how to make money with a blog. This article contains the things I have done over the last 2 years to drastically increase my blog earnings…
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.
I remember sitting in my cubicle, with cloth walls surrounding me – or should I say caving in on me – with the sterile glow of a fluorescent light above my head. I had to stand up and look 50 yards in either direction just to catch a glimpse of sunlight. I still remember the […]