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Should Christians Flaunt Their Prosperity?

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If you’re a Christian and you’re reading this post from the vantage point of a Western culture and value system, you may find this post a bit…offensive. If you do, I’d love to entertain your comments below—perhaps I’m wrong in my thinking and in what I’m presenting here. In Western culture, perhaps even in most […]

Your Guide to Personal Wealth, Happiness & Debt

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You don’t have to be a millionaire to be happy with your finances. Being content with your personal wealth is as much about being in control of your money as the actual amount you have in your account: having a comfortable, well-managed budget, spending wisely, and keeping on top of any debts you may have. […]

A Powerful Personal Finance Lesson From An Old Decadent City

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Don’t you love how God uses tiny, seemingly insignificant verses in the Bible to blow you away sometimes? Whenever he does this, it’s kind of like finding a diamond in the rough. He did this not too long ago for me with a little verse in Ezekiel, and I was reminded of it again yesterday. […]

A Look Back And a Gaze Ahead

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It really is hard to believe that 2010 is over.  Seriously, where has the time gone? Now that I have a three and a half year old and a soon-to-be two year old, I find that time gets spent faster and faster. I always love this time of year.  I enjoy looking back over the […]

7 Most Important Habits That Rich People Use to Build Wealth

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Aristotle said that “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Being rich (having wealth, anyway) is not about having a lot of money or making a lot of money. It’s about building wealth, keeping your money, and spending it wisely. Here are the 7 best ways that […]

True Wealth – Defined.

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True Wealth is a topic that’s been on my mind lately. I think it’s because I have been challenged  over the last couple years by this and have been trying to sort through my own definition of true wealth and its implications for my life. In 2007 things were going well.  Business was increasing, I was making […]

This Week in Personal Finance – April 24, 2010

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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 […]

Why Busyness Is Eroding Your True Wealth

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Ask 100 people how they’re doing and count the number of times they say, “Busy!”. Busyness seems to have become some sort of idol in our culture. But why are we so busy? Many times it’s because we work insane amounts of hours every week – why?  Just so we can get ahead. But does building your earthly kingdom […]

Would You Rather Be Filthy Rich or Extremely Poor?

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Have you ever played the “Would You Rather…” game?  It pits two opposing choices against each other and people go around and decide which one they’d rather have and why. It’s a good ice-breaker and a fun game to hear people’s insights. That’s exactly what I’d like to do this weekend – play the “Would […]

Wealth and Happiness

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These two terms belong together don’t they – Wealth and Happiness?  Do you remember a time in your life where you weren’t making much money?  You probably weren’t very happy. Maybe it was during college, or when you first started a business – perhaps it’s now and you’ve lost your job recently.  One thing that often […]

Remembering The Source

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Are you proud and self-sufficient when it comes to your money? We need to remember the source.

The Jewel of Contentment

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I read some interesting posts and comments on a couple financial blogs this week that mentioned contentment as a starting point to help get out of debt and avoid being a slave to your money.  Not all of these comments were from a Christian worldview, but I thought it was interesting that this was brought up because the Bible […]