How You Can Control Your Money: The Lesson of the $100 Bill

Personal Finance

A long time ago and in a land far far away… well actually it was 1980 and my wife and I, as newlyweds, just moved to Alaska—this is a true story. I was working for a financially secure and slightly older gentleman who, one day as I was passing by his office, called me in […]

10 Ideas for a Frugal Valentine’s Day

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February 14 approaches quite quickly on the heels of the Christmas and New Year spending sprees and as such you may be dreading the approach of Valentine’s Day this year because you are still struggling with credit card debt, or trying hard to stick to a New Year’s savings plan. Instead of splurging on your […]

6 Ways To Find Free Money

Personal Finance

What are the two words that people love most?  Oftentimes it’s  free and money! Who doesn’t want to get free money? What’s amazing is the number of people who I run into on a regular basis who continue to leave money  on the table! If you woke up this morning, got your cup of coffee […]

Christian Finance Directory

Personal Finance

One of the things I want to make sure I do on Redeeming Riches is to provide a look at other resources to you from a Christian perspective as well as secular resources to help with managing your money. I know that R2 should not be the only voice you hear when it comes to […]

3 Fun and Geeky Ways to Save With Your Email

Saving Money

I know you must be an experienced saver (you are reading this blog!). But there are still money-saving tricks you are probably not aware of. Let’s take a look at three of them.  Here’s my list of  3 fun and geeky ways to save with your email. 1. Create a Money-Saving Gmail Filter If you […]

Confessions of a “Receiving” Addict

True Wealth

Confession time! I’m not as generous as I should or could be! Here’s another thing: I like to receive more than I like to give. Why?  Well, because it’s inherent and I’m selfish. I know what you’re thinking – “Wait a minute – but you write about generosity and giving and doing good things with […]

This Week in Personal Finance – January 29, 2010


Another week “in the books”.  I can’t believe it’s almost February already. This was a fun week on R2 – if you didn’t check out my mom’s guest post on marriage you should! Anyways, This Week in Personal Finance takes a look at interesting articles, posts and news from the past week in the personal finance […]

This Week in Personal Finance – January 22, 2010

Personal Finance

What a week.  We closed on our house last week and are still living with many unpacked boxes – but that’s OK, it’s just great to be in and sleeping there! It’s been hard to post this past week since I didn’t plan ahead and have my internet hooked the day we moved in – […]

What Makes People Happy?


Wouldn’t you agree that happiness can be elusive? I mean, doesn’t it seem like it’s what we all strive for and yet many of us never find it. It’s like the tighter you try to grab hold of it, the more we choke it to death and never receive it. The more you run after it, the […]

Weekend Edition – Jesus, Zacchaeus & Money

True Wealth

“Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he…” Those of you who grew up going to Sunday School will remember the cute little children’s song about Zacchaeus – the short little rich dude in the Bible who climbed a tree to see Jesus. What the song doesn’t tell us is […]

Restore Your Money – Renew Your Mind

True Wealth

  Ever step into a blog and wonder what it’s all about – what makes them tick – or what’s their core message? I have.  I like to go to the about page right away and get a sneak peek into the mind’s eye of the author. The reason for this post is to give […]

Saving Your Finances in 50 Words or Less


Sometimes less is more! Think about it. What’re your greatest memories? My most memorable times are ones with people I love and enjoy spending time with. Time to simplify? Spend less money on toys and more time with friends and family. Sometimes less is more  – even a blog post! Thoughts?