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.
I took all your gift ideas and consolidate them to come up with a top 10 list of the most popular gift ideas for 2011 as chosen by you!
Someone asked me to share my favorite free household or personal budgeting spreadsheets… Each one of these budgeting templates are free… If you use OpenOffice (basically a free version of Microsoft Office)…
My frequent Amazon purchases had me wondering, “How can I save money when shopping on Amazon?” So, I have put together my top 8 Amazon savings strategies that I have found to be quite useful in saving money. And, I know these hacks will save you some money too! If you would need any further […]
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…
It’s best to set in stone some core financial principles sooner rather than later. Here are some fundamental truths you should always keep in mind.
Today I want to lay out a few simple money moves you can make to improve your finances. Each one is very different, but all will help you move forward financially. My encouragement to you would be to not just read the list and say to yourself “those are good ideas, I should do that,” […]
I am currently reading Your Money or Your Life – which is a great book by the way. And I won’t turn this article into a review of the book since I haven’t finished it yet, but one of the things that I found very valuable the other day was calculating your real hourly wage. It’s not as simple as saying, “I make $400 a week and work 40 hours, therefore I make $10/hr.” When you factor in all the additional expenses of having your job (which some may not be obvious) that you could avoid if you didn’t have that particular job, you begin to see the value in this calculation.
Last Thursday I was having a really great day. I was getting important stuff done and feeling like I was making some good progress on the day’s goals. My parents were coming into town to visit with us for a few days and the weekend was nearing. And then I got the email. As I […]
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 thingA well-worn photo of the […]
25 ways to save money by not doing what “normal” people do. A lot of money can be saved by thinking “outside the box.”
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, […]
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 . . . .
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 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 […]
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.
Every year, J.D. Power and Associates ranks consumer satisfaction across a variety of industries and services using information gathered through surveys, and one of their most areas of expertise is the automotive world. Their list is acclaimed for its accuracy and respectability. In August 2009, they released their annual ratings of auto insurance providers determined by customer satisfaction…