October 2010

What Sam Walton Teaches Us About Money, Success, and Family

Personal Finance
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Recently I came across an article about Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart.  It was a very interesting read, and I found some things I never knew. After doing a little further digging about Wal-Mart I found an article quoting George Will, who had this to say about the company: “[They] are the most prodigious […]

9 Tips to Help You Create Passive Income for Life

Making Money
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Once you’ve had a taste of passive income, it’s hard to deny it can become almost habit forming. Seeing and understanding how your money can work for you, and create money of its own with little or no work from you, is a wonderful feeling. It is often the feeling of independence – financial independence […]

Getting Dirty to Destroy Your Debt – One Toilet at a Time!

Debt
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It was already hot and sunny. Even though it was only 9 a.m., August summer mornings in the Chicagoland area can be quite muggy! After breakfast with a buddy, I headed to the campus. I was excited for my first day of college. I walked into the student center, and the halls were buzzing with excitement. Tables were lined up […]

8 Financial Myths to Discuss with Your Kids

Personal Finance

Kids and Money Teaching kids about money can be a tough task to tackle. Learning about budgeting, financial planning, saving money and generally maximizing your dollar is a lot of information to digest. What’s even more complicating is dispelling money myths that could end up confusing your little penny pinchers on their road to financial […]

Best of Money Carnival #73 – Cigar Guy is Everywhere Edition

Miscellaneous
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Over the last couple weeks, Rupesh Shangadia has become an international sensation! You might recognize him by his other name – Cigar Guy. Cigar Guy is the man that took the spotlight off one of the most amazing photos taken of a Tiger Woods duff shot. If you missed the original photo, check it out here.  […]

Apartment Rental Property Tips for Investors

Making Money
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Have you thought about buying investment property? Interest in renting out investment property, like apartments, is gaining because of depressed real estate prices. Investing in the right apartment can be a great way to make money, but the wrong investment can lead to big losses. Before you look at even one investment property or apartment […]

How to Honor God in the Workplace – A Business Owner With Integrity.

True Wealth

Last time, we took a look at what God expects from a manager or supervisor. We also mentioned that there were two kinds (or responsibilities) of “employers” discussed in scripture. The second type of employer that the bible focuses on is the business owner. In some small companies, this can be the same as the […]

This Week in Personal Finance – Camping in October Edition

Miscellaneous

Over the weekend my wife and I took the kids camping with some friends. Including kids, we had somewhere around 34 people together in six campsites. Camping in October here in the Chicagoland area is a risky proposition, but, as it turns out, we picked a pretty good weekend to go! The weather was absolutely perfect – 80 […]

How to Honor God in the Workplace – A Command for Managers

True Wealth

Last week we looked at 6 practical ways that employees could honor the Lord in the workplace. Now let’s turn our attention to the employer. Actually, there are two main types (or roles) of employers that the bible gives specific instruction about. The first would be the supervisor – the person who leads, gives instruction, […]

7 Most Important Habits That Rich People Use to Build Wealth

Personal Finance
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Aristotle said that “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Being rich (having wealth, anyway) is not about having a lot of money or making a lot of money. It’s about building wealth, keeping your money, and spending it wisely. Here are the 7 best ways that […]

4 Steps to Living Frugally with Excessive Credit Card Debt

Credit Cards

Excessive credit card debt is the bane of credit card users in America. Revolving credit is easy to get, and tough to get out of.   Unfortunately, our credit card debt was well in excess of the average, and we needed credit card help. It came to the point where the minimum was all we could pay […]

A Rough Day at the Office!

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Camera men have pretty sweet jobs. They get to see all the great sports games, they’re on top of the action and get to see the world’s greatest athletes up close! But the job does come with some hazards. Take for instance, Mark Pain of the Daily Mail, who became a target for a Tiger […]