February 2010

Is Money Your Functional Savior?

True Wealth

There are many good things in life that bring us joy!  A beautiful sunset, a great relationship, a good Fillet Mignon and yes, even money! There is nothing wrong with good things, in fact, it’s my belief that God has given these things for us to enjoy!  Yes, to enjoy! I wholeheartedly believe that Christians should […]

This Week in Personal Finance – February 26, 2010

Personal Finance

So we’re taking a break from our 10 day journey to save $10,000 to have a look at some interesting items from around the web. If you missed the initial post on the 10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000, I highly encourage you check that out and join us as we resume next […]

10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000 – Tip #4

Frugality

Tip #4 – Turn Your Heat Down Welcome to day four of our roughly 10-day journey, where we are looking at 10 money-saving tips to help save $10,000!  If you missed the introductory post of 10 Money-Savings Tips to Help You Stash $10,000 you’ll definitely want to check it out so we’re all on the […]

10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000 – Tip #3

Frugality

Tip #3 – Cut Your Cable Welcome to day three of our roughly 10 day journey to save $10,000 over this next year. If you missed the introductory post of 10 Money-Savings Tips to Help You Stash $10,000 you’ll definitely want to check it out so we’re all on the same page. But to sum […]

10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000 – Tip #2

Frugality

Tip #2 – Entertainment So, we’re on day two of our roughly 10 day journey to save $10,000 over this next year.  If you missed the introductory post of 10 Money-Savings Tips to Help You Stash $10,000 you’ll definitely want to check it out so we’re all on the same page. But to sum it up […]

10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000!

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Who doesn’t love to save a little extra cash each month? Finding money saving tips to trim the fat and pocket some coin each month isn’t easy, but it is simple. The question is, “Will you do what it takes – and if so, what will you do with the extra savings that you find […]

Overcoming Anxiety – How Worry Reveals What We Worship

True Wealth

A couple weeks ago I had the privilege of teaching a Young Marrieds class at my church about finances and faith. The first week we walked through Luke 12:13-34 and discussed what it means to live missionally with our money, some pitfalls to living missionally with our money and then how to actually live missionally […]

This Week in Personal Finance – February 19, 2010

Personal Finance

Well, investors will be getting a wake-up-call this morning from the Fed letting them know that easy money won’t be around forever! Thirty minutes after the markets closed on Thursday, the Fed raised the rate it charges banks for emergency loans by a quarter percentage point to 0.75%.  This was a move that came as a bit […]

Highest Paying Jobs

Personal Finance

Thinking about changing careers? Recently, Yahoo Finance ran a post about the 25 Top Paying Companies. It’s an interesting and surprising look at what some of these companies are shelling out for their employees. What’s not surprising is that many of them are law firms, technology and engineering firms. If you’re dusting off your job search strategies, check out the […]

3 Easy Ways to Help Others

True Wealth

Most people I know have an innate sense for helping others. We may argue over how much we should help each other or even what the the best way is to help others. We may discuss the government’s role in helping others versus our local church. But, we often dismiss how our economy is set […]

Finding Happiness: How You Can Own More by Owning Less

Personal Finance

Life is funny isn’t it?  All through school we’re told to get good grades so that we can get into college. Once we get into college we are told to get good grades so we can get a good job. Once we get a good job, we work a ton of hours so that we can move […]

How You Can Control Your Money: The Lesson of the $100 Bill

Personal Finance

A long time ago and in a land far far away… well actually it was 1980 and my wife and I, as newlyweds, just moved to Alaska—this is a true story. I was working for a financially secure and slightly older gentleman who, one day as I was passing by his office, called me in […]