When we were taking Dave Ramsey’s personal finance course, “Financial Peace University” last year, one of the things he stresses in his course is the need to have someone in your life who can keep you accountable for your financial goals. For single people it might be a close friend, a mentor or a parent. […]
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My wife and I went on vacation last week, and since we were planning on driving to several cities all across Florida, we decided that we would probably need a rental car. Renting a car should be pretty simple, right? Well, yes AND no. There are a lot of things to remember when renting a […]
Right around this time of year we start thinking about doing our taxes. Doing taxes is never any fun, especially if you’re expecting to have to pay extra like I am this year. It’s natural to want to try and put it off as long as you can. Don’t put it off too long, however, […]
For the past week or so I was basking in the Florida sun as my wife and I took a brief hiatus to visit her good friend from Armenia who is currently getting a master’s degree at the University of Central Florida. We had a great time, and got some well needed rest. It wasn’t […]
Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. – Colossians 3:2 Where does my heart lie? What do I feel passionate about? What occupies my thoughts? How do I spend my free time? How do I spend my money? photo credit: James Jordan I believe these are questions we need to ask ourselves […]
Eating out doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. Here are some tips to cut back on costs when dining at your favorite restaurants.
Assuming you are investing for future retirement, you should seriously consider the Roth IRA (Individual Retirement Account). I am already a huge fan of the Roth, but as the national debt increases with each federal bailout, the Roth is looking better all of the time. Let me explain why. Save Taxes on Down The Road […]
This is an article from our good friends over at http://www.freefrombroke.com. Free From Broke is a great site with tons of great content about saving money and keeping you free from broke! Check out the site and subscribe to the RSS feed! Does your employer offer a Transportation Spending Account? credit: *Solar ikon* This is […]
One day the stock market is down 300 points, the next it’s up 300; it’s a hard time to invest in the stock market isn’t? It’s like seeing a swarm of sharks in the water and trying to convince yourself it’s OK to jump in. I totally understand because I feel the exact same way. […]
We’ve all been following Pete’s series on Dave Ramsey’s baby steps program with the utmost interest. As someone that has never struggled with debt, the need for the program has never presented itself to me. However I discovered his radio show in college, and really like the call-ins from listeners with financial problems. The show […]
This is a complete review of Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps plan for getting out of debt, building wealth and giving.
The past year has been an amazing ride for me here at Bible Money Matters. I started this blog with the intent of just sharing some of my thoughts about our financial journey, and then as a journal as my wife and I attended Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. I thought it might even be […]
I’ve noticed lately that the credit card companies are using a new tactic (or at least new to me). They’re doing things for cardholders that on the surface appear to be helpful in order to make you think that they’re on your side. They’re you’re friend, and they’re here to help you! I’ve seen a […]
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:9-10 This week at my church the pastor […]