For those of us who have yet to at least adopt some measure of “frugal living” into our current lifestyle, I’d say it’s high time to get going. However, if you’re already at least doing something to improve your personal economy, hats off to you! No matter what steps you’re currently taking, you are at […]
How Do You Plan To Manage Your Million Dollars?
This post is about gaining perspective on money management and financial stewardship. I enjoy finding new ways to gain a wise financial steward’s perspective on money. I hope this particular one will encourage the new financial steward, perhaps be a wake up call for some and a reminder for the more seasoned stewards among us. […]
Wealth And Contentment: Two Peas In A Pod
The pursuit of wealth is one of the greatest illusions of our time. We think we will be wealthy when we come to a place in our lives when we can do whatever we want with money. One might imagine this to be the freedom illustrated by the phrase “financial peace”. Wealth, however, will never […]
What The Movie Wall Street Can Teach Us About Greed
The main characters in the movie Wall Street all look at money from unique perspectives. Here’s what we can learn from about greed from the men of Wall Street.
When Getting Great Deals On The Things You Buy, Make Sure You’re Actually Getting The Deal
For the past week or so my wife and I have been vacation. We went on a road trip from beautiful Niagara Falls, across New England, ending up in Northern Maine. The fall colors were in full bloom, and we had a wonderful time. On the last day of our trip, however, we almost had […]
How God Worked In The Life Of One Debt Free Blogger: A Testimonial
This is an article from Brad over at EnemyOfDebt.com. Read some more of his great posts at his site, or subscribe to his RSS feed. It is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.-Philippians 2:13 I once was an angry atheist—who surrounded myself with negative […]
How To Get The Best Deal When Signing Up For Cable Or Satellite TV
For the longest time I vowed that I would never pay for cable or satellite TV. For the first 33 years of my life, I didn’t, and I got along just fine. My wife and I do enjoy movies and TV, but we had found ways to get our favorite shows without paying the high […]
Are You Wealthy or Generous?
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 […]
Managing Your Money Is An Exercise In Both Mathematics And Psychology
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 […]
The Importance of Financial Focus And How It Leads To Results
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 […]
What Is A Marginal Tax Rate, And How Can You Use It To Save?
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 […]
5 Roadblocks To Help Prevent Impulsive Spending Decisions
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?
How To Get A Deal And Save Money When You’re Buying Electronics Or Other High Ticket Items
My wife and I have always enjoyed watching movies and TV shows at home. You could say we’re movie buffs. We’ve got a nice finished basement in our home with a big sectional couch facing our home theater where we can lie in front of the TV and watch to our heart’s content. It’s one […]
Five Things That Don’t Affect Your Credit Score
With a shaky economy and tightening credit terms, it can be easy to be paranoid about your credit score. If you’re planning a major financing or recovering from bad credit, it’s not unsurprising that you’d be as self conscious and mindful about your credit score as a supermodel would be about her (or his) weight. […]