There’s been a lot of talk about Roth IRAs this year. Some folks still aren’t sold on them – and of course no one particular investment vehicle is right for everyone. But, for the right person, the Roth IRA is a great way to save some additional cash for retirement! Here’s three important things to […]
Archives for 2010
Closing My Account With Bank Of America: Low Interest And Bad Customer Service
When we took the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University class a year or two ago we started saving up our 3-6 months of expenses as is recommended in baby step 3 of the 7 baby steps. Over time we got our emergency fund fully funded up to 6 months of expenses. With the economy tanking, […]
Open A SEP IRA: Rules And Contribution Limits
If you’re a self employed person or are looking at taking the plunge and becoming an entrepreneur, one thing you have to consider is how you will save for retirement. Since you won’t have the option of a 401k, there are several other retirement account type options that you will want to think about using. […]
Do I Need A Long Term Disability Income Insurance Policy? What Do I Need To Know?
Long term disability insurance is a type of coverage that not many people take advantage of even though stats say they will probably need it at some point. Here’s a rundown of the different types of disability coverage.
Unautomate Your Finances: A New E-book To Help You Find Your Financial Focus
Over the past year I’ve watched as Baker over at ManVsDebt.com has had a meteoric launch to become one of the premier voices in the blogosphere in several different niches. He is a recognized personal finance writer, landing a staff writer position at one of the premier personal finance sites, GetRichSlowly.org. He writes about his […]
In Debt And Cannot Repay? Tips To Work With Debt Collectors
If you’ve missed credit card payments, or other loan payments consistently, your account may have been sent to a collection agency. Collection agencies contact debtors all the time and try to get payment, or to pay off on the loan. Some of them are fair in their practices and others are not. Many of them […]
Ways To Make Extra Money Series: 5 More Ideas To Create Extra Income
First, I need to say thanks to Pete for bringing me aboard Bible Money Matters! It’s a thrill to be writing for one of the very first PF Blogs that inspired me to start my own! The ironic part of this is that I’m writing about a post to create extra income and that is […]
We’re Adding Another New Staff Writer. Please Welcome Jason Topp!
As I’ve stated elsewhere on this site, one of my goals for Bible Money Matters has been to make it one of the go-to places on the internet for personal finance information from a Christian viewpoint. I want to provide great commentary on money topics, and make this site useful, entertaining and engaging. One of […]
Ways To Make Extra Money Series: 5 Simple Ways to Create Income
We’ve had two days full of income creating ideas. Are you looking for even more ways to make extra money? Good, let’s get started! Budgeting – Income Vs. Cutting Back Budgeting your money each month boils down to making sure that there is more coming in than going out. If you have more money going […]
Ways To Make Extra Money Series: 5 More Great Ideas For Creating Extra Income
The absolute best way to create extra income is to pursue something you love. For this reason, I’m a fan of turning a hobby into a business. Here are some proven ideas or things I’ve come across that people do to make money. Notice – none of these are theoretical options. I’ve either done them, […]
Ways To Make Extra Money Series: Guide To Diversifying Your Sources Of Income
If you’re trying to get out of debt, or trying to fully fund your retirement, it can be a lot easier to get ahead if you’re able to make extra money on the side. This series of posts will give ideas for how to create supplemental income to pad your bottom line.
Shopping For Term Life Insurance And Why It’s A Smart Choice For Most Situations
Since taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University I’ve been convicted of the fact that I need to have a life insurance policy. During the class they share the story of one young father who after taking FPU bought a term life insurance policy. A few weeks later he was found to have terminal brain cancer. […]
What Documentation Do I Need To Claim The First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit
If you’re planning on claiming the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit on your 2009 tax return you’re going to have to provide some extra documentation when filing. Not sure what documents you’re required to include? The IRS has provided some guidance on the topic. Required Documentation For The Homebuyer Tax Credit The IRS includes these tips […]
Vote For Bible Money Matters In The Plutus Awards
Within the past couple of days I was notified that Bible Money Matters was nominated and was one of the finalists in the “Best Religious Finance Blog” category of the Plutus Awards. I’m humbled and gratified that someone enjoyed the site enough to nominate us. Before we get too far though, we should clarify – […]