10 Things American Christians Must Do With Their Money

Did you know that the #Bible gives specific instructions on what to do with our money - and this article we address some of those commands that are for all of us American Christians -

Let’s face it. If you live in America, you are rich. Sure, there are exceptions like those who can’t afford food or shelter, but generally speaking, if you compare yourself to others around the world, you are filthy rich…

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7 Reasons You Should Review Your Life Insurance Policy

7 Reasons You Should Review Your Life Insurance policy

Figuring that you never have to review your insurance needs is one of the most common misconceptions about life insurance! But, if you don’t review your plan annually – or, for that matter, don’t have a financial plan – here are some guidelines to know when you should review your life insurance.

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10 Credit Card Traps Designed to Trip You Up!

10 credit card traps to watch for

An article on Yahoo Finance referenced seven credit card traps to watch out for. It was a good article outlining a few of the traps out there with credit cards. Personally, I find credit cards to be extremely helpful as a business owner, and in our personal finances, but that comes only after a toilet-cleaning campaign wiped out $10,000 of credit card debt and after much-needed self control was applied to my use of credit.

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What Does “Storing Up Treasure In Heaven” Mean?

What does Storing Up Treasures in Heaven mean?

I often think about what Jesus might say regarding the American Dream. Would he want everyone to be a homeowner, everyone to have comfort and the security of a nice economy with nothing to worry about?

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How a Spending Journal Can Help You Reach Your Goals

One of the things that I’ve found helpful in the past with our expenses is a simple diary. Yes, that’s right. An old-fashioned way of keeping track of expenses.

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Your 6 Step Guide to Weathering the Market Storm

Recently, we’ve seen the U.S. Debt Crisis unfold with loud cracks of thunder. Lightning bolts have burst forth throughout global markets. Today I want to offer you some basic advice, to help brace yourselves for the market storm.

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Can You Save Money by Spending More?

Recently, on a hot and muggy day, my wife and I were letting our kids run through the sprinkler. I disconnected the spray nozzle from the hose, hooked up our sprinkler, and turned it on. Everything was fine at first. Our oscillating sprinkler made it from one side to the other, but something wasn’t quite right. Normally, after a pause, it’ll make its way back to the other side; but not this time . . .

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How to Fight Against Your Own Worst Enemy

A free t-shirt is all it took. It was as if the smiling face on the other side of the table assured me that a credit card would be the first step toward freedom for an 18-year-old college student.

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Is It Time to Go on a Cash Diet?

In personal finance, sometimes a cash diet (not a crash diet) is necessary to get the ball rolling to help you reach your goals. This doesn’t mean you will always live with a cash budget, although you certainly could!

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7 Ways To Get Serious About Personal Finance

John was tired of the same old stuff. He promised to change, but things always stayed the same. His budget never really took shape, he continued to spend more than he made, and then there was the whole issue of giving. “As soon as I get things in order, I’ll start giving to God,” John said with a dejected tone . . .

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How to Calculate Your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

Required minimum distributions occur on retirement accounts – it’s true! Learn how to calculate how much you’ll have to pull out and at what age!

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How to Save $5,000 on Your Next Car Purchase

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably not a big fan of the sales process for buying a car. I always feel like I’m getting worked over, don’t you? Here are some ideas on how you can save money on your next car purchase!

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Gospel Neighboring, Your Money, and Fighting Idols

I recently listened to a sermon by Tim Keller called Neighbors. Keller speaks extensively on the topic of gospel neighboring, and has really challenged me over the last two years with my views of what it means to be a Christian who loves God and loves neighbors as themselves.

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How You Can Have the Same Net Worth as Warren Buffett!

Warren Buffett is arguably the greatest investor of our time. The “Oracle of Omaha” has built a successful empire by investing in what he knows. Buffett first became a millionaire in 1962 when his share of partnerships went over the million-dollar-mark. By 1990, Buffett would reach billionaire status . . .

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