4 Things to Consider When Getting a Pay Raise

Personal Finance

Your boss calls you into his office.  Your palms start to sweat. “Is this good or bad?” you think.  He invites you to sit.  Then he opens up his file… “I think it’s about time we offered you a pay raise!” he says with a smile on his face. You breathe a sigh of relief. […]

This Week in Personal Finance – May 15, 2010

Personal Finance

I can’t believe it’s been a week since my trip to Knoxville, TN! God is doing some amazing things down there with a group of churches that are working across denomination, cultural and racial lines for the good of the kingdom and the good of the city! I’ve got hope that some good things like […]

The #1 Thing You Should Do With Your Money (And Probably Don’t)

Personal Finance

If you’re into reading personal finance books, sites or blogs you will be inundated with free financial advice telling you to do all sorts of things. Most of these tips are very solid independent financial advice from people who care! What I love about the web is that you can find free financial advice on […]

5 Dumb Mistakes College Grads Make With Their Money


Graduation season is upon us! In the next several weeks, students from all over the country will be sporting their cap ‘n gown, bouncing down the aisle at their ceremonies with bright eyes and wide smiles – ready to embark on the next phase of their lives! It’s an exciting time. It’s also a scary […]

This Week in Personal Finance – May 7, 2010

Personal Finance

I’m writing this from sunny, balmy Knoxville, TN! A group of eight of us from church came down to what’s called the Salt and Light conference. The conference is put on by the Compassion Coalition , a non-profit org. that desires to see churches live out Matthew 5:14, which calls believers to be salt and light […]

This Week in Personal Finance – May 1, 2010

Personal Finance

So this weekend I started the Garden Project! Yep, that’s right – we’re planting a 16’x8′ garden. We’re doing it for a few reasons: We love fresh food and love to grill, so it’ll be great to just go out and pick some veggies, My wife likes to eat organic – so this is a […]

Enjoy Your Money! Book Review

Book Reviews

Enjoy Your Money!  How to Make It, Save  It, Invest It and Give It by J. Steve Miller April is Financial Literacy Month and graduation season will soon be in full swing. If you’re looking for gifts for grads that will be a valuable resource for them for years to come then you  may want […]

This Week in Personal Finance – April 24, 2010

Personal Finance

Another week in the books. It’s hard to believe that we are heading into the last week of April and May is sneaking up quickly! I got my grill set up last weekend and had my first meal of the season – Smothered Grilled Chicken with Asparugus and Sweet Potato Wedges! It was de-lish! Maybe […]

Tithing – How Much Should a Christian Give? Part 2

True Wealth
Thumbnail image for Tithing – How Much Should a Christian Give? Part 2

Yesterday we set the stage for the topic of tithing and Christian giving. Today we want to delve a little further into giving and try to answer this question, “How much should I give?”. We are going to take a bit of a journey to get there, but that’s where we’ll end up. This post […]

How to Overcome Your Idolatry of Money

True Wealth

So last time we looked at how to identify if money has become your idol.  Today we want to tackle the question of “so what do we do about it?” In today’s culture, idolatry isn’t building some golden calf to bow down to.  We hear that story of the Israelites in Egypt worshiping the gold cow […]

How to Tell if Money Has Become Your Idol

Personal Finance

Oh boy – here he goes again on a rant about how we love money way too much. Doesn’t this guy write about anything relevant? Just hear me out a second. You and I both know that if we were painfully honest with each other, we’d have to admit that there is a sense in […]

10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000!

Saving Money
Thumbnail image for 10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000!

Who doesn’t love to save a little extra cash each month? Finding money saving tips to trim the fat and pocket some coin each month isn’t easy, but it is simple. The question is, “Will you do what it takes – and if so, what will you do with the extra savings that you find […]