When I look back on my financial life, there are a lot of things that I’ve done that I should’ve done differently. I’ve made bad decisions about money, that ended up causing me a lot of financial grief in the long run. Everyone out there probably has a few of these “shoulda, woulda, coulda” finance […]
Time Magazine: Does God Want You To Be Rich?
I just discovered an article in Time Magazine from a couple of years ago discussing the topic of “Prosperity Theology”. It is an interesting article, and looks at the divide in the church between those who believe God wants us to be “prosperous” and those who say it is damaging to preach the “gospel of […]
Money, Bible Verses, And Context
In reading some other websites, I found this commentary on another blog that reminds me that I need to be careful when cherry picking bible verses to post. I need to be careful about context. From “Going Broke With Jesus blog”: What happens when people try to build a Christian doctrine of money? They usually […]
The Bible And Tithing: To Give Or Not To Give – Part 2
In part 1 of our “The Bible and tithing” series, we talked about the perspective that tithing is a biblical requirement, and that all Christians need to give 10% (at least) of their income. Anything after that is a free will offering. For a quick refresher, see Part 1 here. Today we’ll look at a […]
When Did You Have Your Epiphany About Your Finances?
Over at Gather Little by Little today they have a post asking this question: When did you have an epiphany about your debt or your finances? How did you react to that epiphany? Are you still maintaining your progress to make a change for the better? …share your financial epiphany! While we have never been […]
What Money Secrets Do You Keep?
I was recently on twitter.com and I found a user on there called “Money Confessions“. Basically it is a channel for Geezeo.com, an online personal finance manager, where people who use their service can make confessions about things they’ve done with their money that they’re either ashamed about, or wouldn’t tell anyone else. This twitter […]
The Bible And Tithing: To Give Or Not To Give – Part 1
A couple of weeks ago I came across an interesting discussion on rocketfinance.net about tithing. Specifically, he was discussing whether or not it was OK for a pastor to look at tithing records of congregants when choosing deacons for the church: I heard a pastor say that when his church members are nominated for positions […]
Bush Signs Economic Stimulus Package – MarketWatch
From MarketWatch.com: President Bush signed a $168 billion economic stimulus package on Wednesday that will extend rebates to U.S. taxpayers, give tax breaks to businesses and make more-expensive mortgages available through the government and government-sponsored mortgage-finance companies. We have come together on a single mission and that is to put the peoples’ interests first,” Bush […]
What’s In My Wallet?
Over at Part-Time Money today my friend PT has a post about the latest meme going around. What’s the meme? It’s called, “What’s in my wallet”? He actually took pictures of his wallet, went through and detailed everything that he carries around with him. It sounded like an interesting exercise to compare wallets – so […]
Tax Rebates – What Do They Mean For You?
You may have heard in recent days about a stimulus package that congress has passed to help stimulate our lagging economy. Well some details of that plan are now being fleshed out: Bush and House lawmakers yesterday agreed on a $150 billion economic stimulus package aimed at avoiding an election-year recession. About $100 billion would […]
Fed Cuts Interest Rate Amid Global Stock Sell-Off And Fears Of Recession
Fed cuts interest rate: The Federal Reserve unexpectedly slashed a key interest rate by a bold three-fourths of a percentage point on Tuesday, responding to a global plunge in stock markets that heightened concerns about a recession. The Fed signaled that further rate cuts were likely. Does anyone think this is actually going to help?
What Does It Take To Be Rich? Is Enough – Ever Enough?
I was reading at another blog today, www.freemoneyfinance.com, and they were posing the question, what does it take to be rich? They talked about an article in the Wall Street Journal which posed that same question to wealthy people, “How much does it take to be rich?”. The answer they found was this: studies have […]