October 2011

Identity Theft Protection: What You Should Do

Personal Finance
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Identity theft is when someone uses your personally identifiable information (like Social Security number, financial account numbers, credit card numbers, etc.) to commit crimes or fraud. Identity theft is a growing crime these days, and it’s important to know about identity theft protection so you can guard against unwanted compromises with your financial information. Below […]

3 Tips to Help Make Extra Money

Making Money
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The Great Recession has had a big effect on many people. Job losses, investment losses, and housing losses (through foreclosures), have forced many folks to look for as many ways to save money as possible. It’s also forced them to look for ways to make extra money too! Although times are tough, this also has […]

Are These 3 Objections Keeping You From Giving to the Poor?

True Wealth
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I came across this post regarding objections to giving to the poor. Giving to the poor always seems to be one of those sticky issues that polarize, but that needn’t be the case. Giving, especially to the poor, when rightly filtered through the lens of the Gospel, is a great way to glorify God and […]

7 Secrets to Having Success at Work According to Steve Jobs

Personal Finance
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I found this great article on Steve Jobs’ secrets to success at work. Success at work is defined in various ways for sure.  In my mind it’s not just about profit, success at work depends on how much you impact the lives of others. If you could point to any CEO over the last century […]

8 Simple Ways to Make Money With Your Car

Personal Finance
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Did you know a simple way to make money might be sitting right in your driveway? That’s right! Your vehicle can be a simple way to make money when you are feeling a bit strapped. Not only will these jobs assist in paying monthly car expenses, including insurance, but your car can also help make additional […]

How to Win the Fight Against Your Own Worst Enemy

Personal Finance
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Ever feel like you are your own worst enemy! I confess I do. In college I definitely was! In fact, a free t-shirt is all it took. It was as if the smiling face on the other side of the table assured me that a credit card would be the first step toward freedom for an […]

Your Text Can Help Fight Hunger!

True Wealth
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The other day I stopped off at the grocery store to stock up on snacks for the big football game – Bears vs. Packers. I’m a die-hard Bears fan, and the Packers are the arch enemy!  Every game against them is big!  The result was less than stellar for my team, but there was still […]

10 Credit Card Traps Just Waiting to Trip You Up!

Credit Cards
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A recent article on Yahoo Finance referenced 7 credit card traps to watch out for.  It was a good article outlining a few of the traps out there with credit cards. Personally, I find credit cards to be extremely helpful as a business owner, and in our personal finances, but that comes only after a toilet-cleaning campaign […]