true wealth

Christian Finance Carnival 2 – Developing a Heart of Compassion Edition

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Welcome to the Christian Finance Carnival 2. There were some great posts this week, so I encourage you to check them all out! Take some time to check out the blog while you’re here and be sure to sign up to get Redeeming Riches delivered FREE to your inbox! This week I had the privilege […]

What Does It Mean to Store Up Treasures in Heaven?

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What could be better than the American Dream? A steady job.  Money in the bank.  A hefty 401k for retirement. Couple that with a nice house in the ‘burbs, a white-picket fence, two kids, a dog, a Swagger Wagon for mom and a sedan for dad – Life couldn’t get any better than that – right? But is that really all there […]

10 Guiding Principles For The “New Retirement”

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A new retirement is here.  The retirement landscape has changed! There.  I said it.  But you already knew that didn’t you? Things are different than they were three years ago in 2007, when the Dow Jones was above 14,000, your home increased by 15% every year and cats and dogs played nice together! But now, […]

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 […]

Why Busyness Is Eroding Your True Wealth

Personal Finance

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 […]

The Paradox of Money and Satisfaction

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I usually spend weekend posts looking at key money passages in the Bible.  I’ve found that I spend a lot of time in the New Testament. This weekend we jump to the Old Testament for our money passage. Ecclesiastes is a famous book that takes a look at life with pessimism, optimism, paradoxes and hammers home the […]

What Makes People Happy?

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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 […]

What is True Wealth?

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  Each weekend I like to provide for of a devotional style post that includes a few verses on money and occassionally the study notes to help with further reflection. These past two weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about true wealthand what exactly that means.   I deal w ith money and people’s attitudes with […]

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 Paradox of Giving

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These posts are designed to offer Biblical insights into money and finances straight from the Word itself.  I like to include the ESV Study Bible notes as well for further reflection.  This weekend’s passage comes from Proverbs 11:24: One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. […]

Should You Give Money to a Homeless Person?

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It’s happened to all of us.  We’re walking along, minding our own business or perhaps enjoying a conversation with a friend and out of the corner of our eye we catch sight of him. There he is wearing layers of disheveled clothes, looking like he hasn’t showered in months and holding out a cup begging for change from every […]

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 […]