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 […]
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The debt snowball has been touted as one of the most effective ways for people to pay off debt. Here’s how it works, and some pros and cons
It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Ecclesiastes 5:5 This verse could be seen to apply to our current times quite well. With our current housing and foreclosure crunch people have been taking out loans left and right, making vows to repay, and then not repaying. […]
Some financial gurus suggest that you save $1000 for an emergency fund before getting in to hardcore debt reduction. Is it enough?
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26 Israel was losing the war against the Syrians. God’s prophet Elisha was dying. All seemed bleak. photo credit: juandao King Joash visits the dying Elisha. Joash begins to weep. He knows Elisha’s death will […]
credit: kevindooley The Congressional Budget Office released a statement this week stating that they believed the current versions of the 2009 stimulus package would actually be harmful to our nation’s economy in the long run. President Obama’s economic recovery package will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were to […]
This month over at Free Money Finance they’re holding the personal finance bloggers “March Madness” event. Basically FMF puts together a bracket of submitted finance posts, and there is a competition to crown a champion! What does the winner get? Exposure on one of the biggest and best personal finance sites out there, as well […]
The more I’ve been hearing about the stimulus package that President Obama has been pushing these past few weeks, the less I’ve liked about it. It seems to be full of all sorts of unnecessary spending, and a good deal of it not even targeted in ways that could actually help. Now, according to a […]
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35 In our current times, the phrase “It is more blessed to give than to receive” is one […]
I’ve been getting a lot of reader questions lately, asking what I think they should do when faced with certain situations. I’m always happy to give advice, but this week I thought I would go to a professional for answers. In today’s post, I’ve asked Jeff Rose from Good Financial Cents to answer a couple […]
credit: elusive. One thing that I’ve learned over the past year is that the smallest of decisions can affect your financial life in a big way. In the short term making the choices to initiate small changes in your saving and spending habits may not seem like it will make much of a difference, but […]
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be […]
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof. Psalm 24:1 As a person who is interested in personal finance, and the process of creating wealth, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the topic. You might even say that I’ve gotten a bit obsessive about it at times. One thing I’ve realized is […]
An emergency fund is only the beginning of a sound financial plan. Here are some good reasons to start saving and how much money you should save.