March 2010

Spring Cleaning – How to Clean Up Your Credit

Personal Finance

Spring has sprung!  This is a great time of year, especially here in the Midwest where we’ve just had a pretty rough and snowy winter. It’s nice to have a little warmer weather, see some neighbors outside and hear the birds chirping.  It’s a great time of year to start some spring cleaning too! My […]

The Best Debt Everyone Should Have and Never Pay Off

True Wealth

There is a lot of talk about good debt versus bad debt. Generally, the folks who say there is good debt are the ones who think any debt tied to an appreciating asset is a good debt because your net worth is increasing. They also say that any debt tied to a depreciating asset, like […]

5 Tips to Pay Off Credit Card Debt

Credit Cards

This economic recession has been a good thing for many people even though it’s been hard to go through.  Many folks are looking for ways to pay off credit card debt, become debt-free and start saving more, which is a great thing. It can be a little overwhelming if you’ve been thinking about developing a […]

Should a Christian Business Be Unequally Yoked?

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In 2 Cor. 6: 14 (NIV), Paul states: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers.  For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common?  Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” God wants Believers to be “equally yoked” and not “unequally yoked” with unbelievers.   But does this apply to Christian business? Unfortunately, many Christians […]

Will the New Credit Card Rules Benefit Students?

Credit Cards

The new credit card rules that President Barack Obama came up with are supposed to eradicate many ill effects of credit cards that earlier created nuances in the life of debtors. But the question is whether the new credit card information will be fruitful enough for those who are in college or below 21years old? […]

Welcome Clarifinancial Readers!

Personal Finance

If you’re joining me by way of the interview I did with Clarifinancial’s owner Aaron Pinkston, I’d like to welcome you! I really appreciate Aaron taking the time to get to know me and let his readers have a sneak peek into what Redeeming Riches is all about. I hope you have a chance to […]

Should You Open a Roth IRA?


Tax Season is upon us and this time of year usually gets people thinking about funding IRA contributions for last year, which usually leads to a question of – which type of IRA is right for me? Today we’re going to briefly talk about Roth IRAs.  There’s been a lot of talk about Roth IRAs […]

This Week in Personal Finance – March 19, 2010

Personal Finance

It’s been a busy week, but a great week – we’re finally getting over our sicknesses at the R2 household! It’s also a great week because the NCAA tournament begins!  I love March Madness – the games are always full of good sports drama and usually very exciting! But, it’s another week in the books and it’s time for […]

How to Overcome Your Idolatry of Money

True Wealth

So last time we looked at how to identify if money has become your idol.  Today we want to tackle the question of “so what do we do about it?” In today’s culture, idolatry isn’t building some golden calf to bow down to.  We hear that story of the Israelites in Egypt worshiping the gold cow […]

How to Tell if Money Has Become Your Idol

Personal Finance

Oh boy – here he goes again on a rant about how we love money way too much. Doesn’t this guy write about anything relevant? Just hear me out a second. You and I both know that if we were painfully honest with each other, we’d have to admit that there is a sense in […]

How to Grab an Extra $150,000 for Retirement

Personal Finance

Who doesn’t want a little extra cash for retirement?  Of course, we all do.  But since money doesn’t grow on trees we have to find a few ways to create our own money tree. Let’s take a simple look at how easy it could be to grab some extra cash for retirement, but first let’s start […]

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

True Wealth

I know, this is a bit off my usual topic of money, but hey – it’s good to shake things up a bit. We’ve seen a lot of suffering in the world lately – devastation in Haiti, earthquakes all over the globe right now, extreme poverty and hunger and then of course diseases like cancer! […]