This post requires a delicate balancing act. I am a missionary who works overseas and 100% of my salary comes from freewill offerings that people give to their local churches. My family is supported completely by the generosity of others. I am grateful for each and every one of those gifts. From May – August […]
Archives for September 2009
My wife and I are currently in the middle of planning a week long vacation to the east coast. We’re doing a driving tour of New England, starting in Niagara Falls, New York, and making our way towards Bar Harbor, Maine. As we’ve been planning this trip, I’ve never been more aware of the fact […]
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. – Romans 12:18 Unless we choose to cut ourselves off from all humanity, we must interact with other people. Our families call for our attention. Our friends desire visits. We also deal with people we don’t even know. A […]
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The past couple of months we’ve talked quite a bit about the Cash For Clunkers program, how it worked, and who could expect to receive a voucher towards the purchase of a new car. People were split down the middle as to whether the voucher program was even a good idea, with some saying it […]
Few things are more discouraging than working really hard to accomplish a goal, but feeling absolutely no progress. There is no better way to say it than the overused cliché ‘you are ‘spinning your tires’. Thus enters the power of focus. Financially, many of us are no more focused than the average horse. The horse […]
One financial term often used, but not always understood, is “Marginal Tax Rate” or Marginal Rate for short. It’s used so often that financial writers take its meaning for granted. Today, let’s look at this term, understand what it means, what it’s not, and how we can use this information to our advantage. Let’s take […]
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace – Ephesians 1:7 I looked out my window one evening and saw a beautiful sunset. Gorgeous pinks and purples graced the sky for my viewing pleasure. Awesome sunsets are common in Arizona which causes me […]
The last few months have seen an increase in home sales to first time homebuyers, as well as a slight improvement in the real estate market as a whole. A lot of people feel that this is largely due to the first time homebuyer tax credit that the Obama administration passed earlier this year. The […]
Mission trips have a way of changing people; changing the way people think or the way they see the world that they return home to. If you’ve been a part of a mission experience before, then you will probably find what I am about to say somewhat familiar. If you’re new to the idea of […]
Traditionally working involved a suit, a commute, and a cubical. However, the landscape has changed so drastically that many people who work even for corporations find themselves working from home a few days a week or even on a regular basis. In addition, the number of home based business has increased in exorbitant amounts. Therefore, […]
Since I’ve started blogging and collecting a small amount of income for doing it, I’ve had to start paying quarterly estimated taxes for the money that I’ve been making. It can be a complete pain to do this because not only are you cutting the government a nice sized check, but you have to do […]
The devotional below was written the day the 9/11 tragedy occurred. -Jason Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. – Psalm 20:7 photo credit: NJScott Where do you place your trust? Many people rely on things that seem strong, but in the end […]
Do you have your own tips for preventing impulse purchases? Have you saved money by setting up your own roadblocks? How can you save more?