Dear God, Save Us From Ourselves

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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 […]

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 […]

Greed Is Good!? Why Jesus Emphatically Warns Against Greed!

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Yesterday we looked at Gordon Gekko’s mantra – “Greed is Good!” and what Jesus might have to say to Mr. Gekko.  We also looked at Luke 12:13-15 where Jesus warns against greed. He actually says to guard against it – as if it’s something that we need to fight against. And he doesn’t just say it – […]

This Week in Personal Finance – March 19, 2010

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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 […]

This Week in Personal Finance – February 5, 2010


We finally got our internet hooked up at our house this week!  It’ll be good to get back to a regular posting schedule next week. I’m excited for this weekend because I get to teach a class to a Young Marrieds group at church on Money.  I’ll try to post some of the content from […]

Avoiding Financial Hell (Part 2) – Tools for the Fight

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In Part 1 of Avoiding Financial Hell we looked at the power that money can have in our lives and the consequences of loving money.  If left unchecked, our love for money could have a say in where we spend eternity.  In this post I’d like to offer some tools or resources to help us in our […]

Avoiding Financial Hell (Part 1)

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A few months ago I was asked to speak about the topic of money at a workshop for the Young Adults group at my church.  I taught through 1 Timothy 6:6-20 and made the point that what you do with your money or desire to do with it has the power to send you to […]

Killing Generosity

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Recently I was listening to a sermon by Matt Chandler, lead pastor at The Village Church in Texas. He was talking about God’s heart and passion for the poor, orphaned, weak and challenged and what our response should be towards them. Chandler was challenging his church to be generous towards people whom God has such […]