July 2011

Did You Know? 5 Ways to Get Your Questions Answered

Miscellaneous
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I wanted to let readers know that I love hearing you.  You are the reason why this site has been successful, and why I love keeping it updated. With that in mind, I wanted to let you know how you can connect more with me and with this site. So if you’ve got questions, let us […]

Well Paying Careers: 30 Jobs That Pay $30 Per Hour

Making Money
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I talk a lot on this site about saving money, and for good reason. We must develop good saving skills in order to meet our goals, however, that’s only one side of the coin. As some of you know all too well, it’s hard to save money when there isn’t much coming in.  In order to save money, […]

Book Review & Giveaway: Managing God’s Money by Randy Alcorn

Book Reviews
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I recently had the great opportunity to read and review Randy Alcorn’s new book Managing God’s Money.  Randy is the founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries and the author of over forty books, including The Treasure Principle and Heaven. Managing God’s Money deals with the whole spectrum of Christian stewardship, and addresses issues like insurance and inheritance, gambling, saving, investing, giving […]

3 Powerful Things John Wesley Teaches Us About Money

True Wealth
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John Wesley was an 18th century English preacher who focused on the justification by faith as well as social issues like prison reform and slavery abolition.  He began small groups of believers throughout England that focused not only on gaining scriptural knowledge, but also personal holiness and discipleship. He and his brother Charles were instrumental in […]

Why Insurance Is a Necessary Part of Your Financial Security Plan

Insurance
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Many people think of financial security as having a lot of money. This isn’t necessarily true. As is the case with devastating health conditions, money in the bank can go quickly when expenses get out of hand. Or consider the case of trying to save money by buying cheaper insurance than one may need.  When extensive damage […]

8 Travel Tips to Keep You (And Your Wallet) Stress Free

Personal Finance
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Going on vacation is supposed to be a way of escaping from the hassles of normal life, not enhancing them.While you can never truly eradicate all the stresses associated with travel, you can at least help make your vacation a more enjoyable experience on the whole, both for yourself, and any friends and family you’re […]

Why A Lack Of Communication Is Detrimental To Marriage And Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning
Marriage And Retirement

When we think about saving up for our golden years, we often consider 401k contribution limits, Roth IRA tax benefits, and withdrawal rates. However, one major component of planning for one’s future is usually missing; most people fail to consider both marriage and retirement when thinking ahead. Marriage And Retirement Planning: The Need For Communication […]

Why Is It So Hard To Pay Off Debt?

Debt
Pay Off Debt

When trying to pay off debt, there are a lot of different obstacles that you must overcome. For some people, they are able to look past every roadblock, and focus on the finish line. For others, these things can cause them to get discouraged and give up, resigning themselves to a lifetime of debt! 4 […]

Dear God, Save Us From Ourselves

True Wealth
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Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. We scratch and claw for more money, more wealth, more stuff, and yet ironically it doesn’t satisfy. We think money will be the key to all our problems. And then, just as we get a little more we realize…we need a little more. Fidelity recently conducted a survey analyzing […]

With Costly Freedom, Comes Great Responsibility: What Our Freedom Should Not Be Used For

Miscellaneous
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Happy Independence Day! It’s a great day to celebrate the costly sacrifice of so many heroes who have gone on before us, and those modern-day heroes who are fighting for our freedom even today. I was reminded over the weekend at church that we are freed not only from the political tyranny of any government, […]