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 . . . .
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.
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…
Because the world encourages us to seek success so diligently, we almost need to have an entirely different mindset in order to find happiness. Along that line, here are several things every parent should tell their kids – and themselves – about how to find true happiness in life – even if financial success never comes your way.
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.
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.
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 […]
So if we think of “wealth” in terms of amenities and luxuries rather than the number on our bank statement, I would say we are doing pretty good.
Evernote is free desktop download that works like a large reference file. I like to call it my “external brain.” What is great about this application is that you can store documents, photos, and webpages all in the same place. Everything is keyword searchable. What is really cool is that any text that appears in your photos is also keyword searchable inside Evernote. If you are new to Evernote, here is a list of 21 ways how you can use Evernote to get you better organized this year:
For the purposes of the article I am defining Multi-level Marketing as any business that has a downline. Meaning members earn a percentage of the earnings of those they recruit. I currently have family members in MLMs, some friends in MLMs, have been recruited by Primerica and many others, and my wife even sold Stella and […]
I just love finding new ways to save money. It is kind of an addiction really. 😉 And after spending years being a guinea pig with a lot of money-saving tips I created this 3-step process I used to help me save over 50% on almost all of my purchases. So today I just want […]
Want to make money quick? I surveyed 15 finance bloggers to see what the best ways to make quick money were… I asked how they would make a quick $200 (in under 2 weeks) these are their responses…
A few years ago I began a journey towards minimalism. And not the weird kind where you sleep on the floor and only have one plate and one fork, but a kind where I question all my possessions and get rid of the stuff I don’t need. I had read a few books that were […]
As I was staring at this tree I began to realize that trees grow slowly. You plant a seed for a tree and it takes a while to sprout and takes a while to grow to a decent size.Grass and even plants, on the other hand, grow a lot faster. They sprout up quickly and sometimes you can even notice growth one day to the next. I have been enjoying watching this rapid growth with all of the plants in my vegetable garden.
I have been wanting to do some real estate investing for years, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. We all have our excuses don’t we? But a friend of mine, Brandon Turner, is part of the largest real estate investing website out there (BiggerPockets.com) and has been investing in real estate for years. […]
Tuition. Fees. Books. It all adds up! College can be ridiculously expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Don’t accept the idea that you’re going to pay an arm and a leg for college. You can go to college for free.