May 2011

Mastering the Art of Rest

Personal Finance
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I have to admit, I am in no way, shape, or form qualified to discuss this topic, but this post called “Learning How to Take Time Off” from Matt Bell, got me thinking. It sparked some thoughts because I know I need to do a better job of learning how to “rest”.  Even now, it’s Memorial Day and […]

Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 3: Imitators Of Christ – Willing To Give Up All

True Wealth
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This is our third article in a series that takes a look at how a proper understanding of the gospel should influence how we manage our finances. In the first article, we examined the fact that we are now slaves of Christ, and merely stewards of God’s resources. Then, in the second article, we took […]

The Ins and Outs of Mortgage Refinancing

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The current economic environment is making it a great time to refinance an existing home loan. Interest rates are as low as they have been in a long time, and with good credit borrowers are qualifying for great deals. Refinancing makes a whole lot of sense for anyone stuck with a high interest loan or that […]

Personal Credit Cards VS Small Business Credit Cards for Starting a Business

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Starting a business necessarily involves significant amounts of capital spending. The industry, and the product or service the business seeks to provide, may dictate purchasing equipment, factory or office space and hiring employees. Entrepreneurs who want to start a business and work at building it full-time have little choice but to go into debt. The […]

Managing Your Money In Light Of The Gospel Part 2: Grace And Gratitude

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This is our second article in a series that takes a look at how a proper understanding of the gospel should influence how we manage our finances. In the first article, we examined the fact that we are now slaves of Christ, and merely stewards of God’s resources. Now, we will take a look at […]

It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way – Are You Guilty of Insider Trading?

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Yesterday was a big win for investors and the SEC.  Raj Rajaratnam, a hedge fund manager, was convicted on insider trading.  Over a 7-year period, it is estimated that Raj made nearly $60 million dollars from insider tips and information.  Raj managed one of the largest hedge funds in the world, staking claim to over […]

The Reluctant Complainer – How to Learn the Art of Complaining (Nicely)

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I have never been a complainer. Just not the confrontational type. I saved money wherever I could, but rarely complained if a product or service didn’t meet expectations. But, as I get older and the need to get value for each dollar grows, I’ve learned to effectively complain when I feel that my money hasn’t […]