5 Christmas Shopping Mistakes to Avoid

Before you rush to the store or add something to your cart online, now’s the perfect time to think about some of the biggest mistakes that you should avoid this season. Whether you’ve already completed your shopping, or still have a lot to do, these five mistakes could make for a blue Christmas if you’re not careful.

Christmas is around the corner, and with Black Friday behind us you might need to up your game if you’re not done with your list. But before you rush to the store or add something to your cart online, now’s the perfect time to think about some of the biggest mistakes that you should avoid this season.

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15 Things You Should Never Pay Full Price For

15 things you should never pay full price for...

Don’t you love getting a deal on things? Several years ago, I didn’t think twice about paying full price for most of the things I bought each week. Now that I’ve learned about the deals you can get from coupons and simple negotiation tips, paying full price for most items doesn’t make sense!

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Fun & Easy Way To Memorize Bible Verses (Step-By-Step)

How I memorized 500 Bible verses - and it really is easy!

In my high school years, I gave up sports for a different activity – Bible Quiz. For those who have never heard of Bible Quiz, it’s an activity in the AG churches that brings together youth to quiz them on different books of the Bible each year. Yes, it sounds dorky, but we ended up memorizing over 2,000 verses that sharpened our minds and strengthened our faith!

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Why You Need a Financial Fast

Why you Need a Financial Fast

The Bible doesn’t limit fasting only to food and drinks. Anything that can be given up temporarily so that we can focus our full attention on God can be viewed as a fast.

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7 Ways to Control Your Spending

Ways to Control Your Spending

Spending must be a conscious activity What do I mean by that? Have you ever said the following at the end of the week or month: “Where on earth did my money go?”  I know that I’ve said that! The idea behind conscious spending is to break the habit of spending whenever you ‘feel’ like […]

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What’s Your Financial Personality?

What if there was a scale that you could use to classify your financial personality?

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Subsidized vs. Unsubsidized Student Loans

When borrowing money for college, students have two different types of federal student loans that they can access: subsidized and unsubsidized. What are the differences between these two types of loans? Which type of loan is more attractive for students?

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How to Know if You’re on Track for Retirement

Curious about whether or not you will be able to retire? Here is how you can get a rough idea of whether or not you will be able to retire!

There’s an article that highlights three benchmarks set by Fidelity Investments. These simple retirement benchmarks were interesting for two reasons . . . .

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Faith and Giving Lessons from C.S. Lewis

In his book, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis explains an aspect of the Christian faith by comparing it to receiving and giving a gift.

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3 Ways to Find Gifts for Difficult-To-Shop-For Friends and Family

we all have some people in our lives that are very difficult to shop for. Check out these 3 ways to find even the most difficult ones gifts that they will love!

How many of you would agree with this statement: I like to give people gifts, but figuring out the right gift is tough. Every time a birthday, anniversary, or Christmas comes around, I find myself scrambling to figure out which gift is best for each person. The last thing I want to do is give a gift that ends up in the closet unused or still in the package next year.

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The Parable of the Sower: A New Perspective

The parable is simple: the sower (Christ) scatters his seed generously and it ends up on four different types of terrain. Some land on the side of the road, some on rocks, others in thorny soil, and some in good soil. The first three groups of seed die and the seed planted in the good soil flourishes.

It’s fascinating to read the parables of Jesus because there always seems to be something new that comes from it. That’s how I feel about the parable of the sower.

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The Best Way to Buy a Musical Instrument

the best way to buy a #musical instrument

I remember signing up to play the saxophone in band almost over a decade ago. I could hardly wait to start! I loved the idea of playing the saxophone so much that I wrote it down for choice #1 and #2 – the director got a kick out of that and said that I’d get one of the coveted sax chairs.

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4 Keys to Break Free from 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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15 Fantastic Jobs for 15-Year-Olds (Awesome Opportunities)

15 job ideas for 15 year olds

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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