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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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…
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 . . . .
Have you ever met a successful person who did not encounter some failures along the way? I know I haven’t … it seems that failure is inextricably blended into the pathway toward success. Fortunately for us, some very famous people have traveled this path. What can we learn from these “famous failures”?
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.
You don’t have to own a business to work from home. Although there are plenty legitimate home-based businesses you can start, existing companies will pay you to help them from the comfort of your own home. So get your home office set up, here are 20 real companies that will pay you to work in your slippers. Comfy!