Spending money is a necessary part of life that requires diligent planning and serious discipline. You may have also realized it’s really fun. Many of us, often without realizing it, allow our spending habits grow out of control and wreak havoc on our bank accounts. The following are the Seven Deadly Sins of Spending we […]
Net Worth: How Should It Be Defined?
Craig is a Christian missionary, writer, and speaker. Ten years of ministry experience has provided valuable insight for helping Christians deal with their personal finances from a Biblical perspective. His blog www.moneyhelpforchristians.com provides daily personal finance advice from a Christian perspective. You can subscribe by RSS feed here. It’s a term we have heard of […]
Examples of Questionable Business And Marketing Practices And How Not to Fall for Them
First, I would like to thank Peter for letting me write an article here. Being a Christian myself, I have been very impressed with how Peter shares his thoughts about what the bible says about money and other things. I would like to talk about and highlight shady business practices, how many still fall for […]
$8000 First Time Home Buyer Tax Credit Can Now Be Applied to FHA Down Payments
The article was written by Brandon Laughridge of Mortgage Loan Place, a writer for MLP’s Mortgage Loan Blog. If you enjoy this article, you cansubscribe to the MLP RSS Feed! The government is trying to re-energize the stagnant housing market, and that’s making FHA loans more attractive than ever. Headlines have pulsed this week with […]
Stories That Illustrate The Power Of Persistence
A lesson everyone must learn is the need to persist when it is difficult. When we experience defeat and rejection, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit, but the successful have learned to persist. – Abraham Lincoln
Use It Up: Frugality And Food
It’s a simple idea, and one you’ve been hearing from your mother since the age of three, but it’s still true! If you’re throwing away food after meals, you’re basically throwing away cash. Correctly sizing your portions, only purchasing what you know you’ll eat, and saving leftover food will greatly expand your food budget.
Should Your Grandparents Refinance Their Home?
This is an article by Neal Frankle. Neal found himself in a financially fragile situation at the age of 17. Both his parents passed away while he was still in high school, leaving behind a small insurance settlement. Neal sought out a financial advisor to help him invest his nest egg so that it would […]
Where Dave Ramsey and I Part Ways
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 […]
Are You Making A Pascal’s Wager With Your Finances?
Pascal’s Wager, an argument for belief in God, was formulated by 17th Century French Philosopher and Christian apologist Blaise Pascal. The “Wager” argues that if one lives as an agnostic, he is betting his life on the non-existence of God. If, upon death, he discovers that he was wrong, then his wager has cost him […]
Headed for Debt Disaster? Here’s How to Tell
This is a Guest Post written by Tisha Tolar. Tisha is a freelance writer providing content for CreditCardAssist.com, where she regularly writes about credit cards, rewards programs and general consumer finance issues. Busy, busy, busy. That is how so many people describe their lives today. There is not always time to truly focus on the […]
10 Fun And Free Things To Do
I‘m so bored These can be some of the most expensive words to come out of someone’s mouth because in most cases the phrase is a call to action. Let’s go somewhere, let’s do something, let’s buy some stuff…anything to keep from being bored. photo credit: Bored What you need is an arsenal of activities […]
How to Lose $100,000 in Ten Easy Steps
Having money can really change your life. Suddenly receiving $100,000 can really change a person’s life. It sure changed mine. In 2002, both my grandmother and father died, which left me with an inheritance of around $100,000. Six years later, all of that money is gone. So how can a person go from $100,000 to […]
Wanna Save The Planet? – Buy A Used Mercedes!
The following is an article by David Porter over at boomerinthepew.com. Check out his blog – he’s got a lot of great stuff over there! If you love this post, and want more – you can subscribe to his blog here. Keep reading…there really is a financial lesson here! I have noticed that the herd […]
A Biblical Look At Debt
This is an article written by Bob Brooks over at prudentmoney.com. Bob has a great website, blog and radio show weekdays from 3:30 to 4:00 pm on 91.7 FM KVTT (Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas). Check out his website and radio show podcast now! Subscribe to his feed here There are many people who are faced with […]