When you watch the news these days, there really isn’t much to get excited about. The markets are down, our deficit is going up, and the spending seems to be out of control. There’s enough bad news for everyone to get upset and worried 24 hours a day if they want to. I have a […]
Archives for February 2009
So many of us are on a journey of getting out of debt, investing and saving so that some day we can get to the point where we have wealth. The question is, why do we want to build that wealth? Are we building wealth just for wealth’s sake, or do we have goals […]
Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance […]
photo credit: katmere What Benefits Will I See From The Stimulus Bill? The last week or so I’ve been looking at the 2009 Economic Stimulus bill that was passed, and talking a little more in depth about what some of the benefits are that people can expect to receive. We talked about home buyer tax […]
After having gone through several financial planning books and a financial planning class, one thing we’ve been considering doing for a while now is paying off our home early. There are a lot of pros and cons to paying off your home mortgage early, and today I thought we could examine what some of them are. […]
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it. – Matthew 13:45-46 People are seekers. They always seem to be looking for find something to fill a void in their lives. Some seek […]
Buy A New Automobile, Get A Deduction! Earlier this year President Obama signed into law the economic stimulus package. I posted about how individual taxpayers are affected by the stimulus bill, and looked at some of the things they can expect to receive. One of the things added to the bill was a temporary provision […]
The current economic downturn that we’re experiencing can be quite overwhelming at times. It’s tough to understand, and when people try to explain, it’s easy to get lost in all the details. I found a video online that does a good job of looking at the current credit and housing crunch, and explaining how it […]
Stimulus Package Good For First Time Homebuyers The 2009 Economic Stimulus Package passed and was signed into law earlier this week. On Wednesday I posted about what parts of the stimulus bill will affect individuals, and what benefits you can receive from the stimulus package. Today I thought I’d take a closer look at one […]
The Stimulus Bill Has Passed Now that the $787 billion stimulus package has passed and been signed into law by President Obama, everyone is scrambling trying to figure out what they’ll get out of the deal. CNN put out a post a couple of days ago detailing how the stimulus package would affect individual taxpayers. […]
There is conventional wisdom that you should save and invest 15% for retirement. Where does that come from and will investing that much be enough for you?
The large emergency fund or contingency fund is an important part of a good financial plan. Here’s why you should save 3-12 months of expenses.
But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. – 1 Chronicles 29:14 King David had made many preparations so his son Solomon could build the temple. This included […]
This Valentine’s Day you won’t be seeing any of those “10 Ways To Be Frugal On Valentine’s Day” posts on this blog. The reason? We’re not going to be frugal this year. We’re just going to go all out, and have a good time regarless of the cost. We’re going to spend whatever it takes […]