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One Simple Truth About Money You Need to Understand

Hidden Nuggets Series #84 – “…for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” – Galatians 6:7

My grandfathers on either side of the family loved to work the land. One was a large-scale farmer, plowing and harvesting acres of land. The other took the small-scale approach by planting a vegetable garden each spring.

sowing and reapingThat heritage spilled over into my mother and father. I remember about this time each spring, after the soil had thawed from the winter cold, dad would till a section of our backyard. We’d all then make a trip to the local nursery to pick out starter plants and little packages of seeds. Those seeds would go into the ground and with loving care, some sunshine and just the right amount of water, they would produce a harvest of vegetables we consumed all summer.

Something I never saw all those years though was a tomato plant that produced green peppers.

Whatever type of seed we sowed into the ground produced what the package said it would. Watermelon seeds became watermelons. Onions became onions. Eggplant became eggplant (sadly to my boyhood “forced-to-eat-it-at-dinner” dread…yuck!)

The fact that when we planted carrots we harvested carrots should not have been a surprise. It’s the simple concept of sowing and reaping. Whatever you put in, that’s what you’ll get out.

Sowing and Reaping and Money

Reaping what you sow isn’t an exclusively agrarian concept. It has application to many facets of life.

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How We Save Money on Healthcare

Enjoy this post today on healthcare by my good friend Laurie from The Frugal Farmer. Brian talked recently about the 5 lessons he learned from his recent surgery. Brian is an active guy, and I can only image how much fun he had being sidelined a … [Continue reading]

2 Milestones You Need to Reach Before Investing Money

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When it comes to investing money in the stock market, time is your greatest ally and your greatest enemy. The longer you are investing money the greater likelihood you’ll generate great wealth. Shortening that time period by just a few years could … [Continue reading]

The Best Option for the Extra Budget Money at the End of the Month

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Perhaps you’ve had this experience with your monthly budget: At the beginning of the month you allocated “X” amount for a particular budget category. Due to clipping coupons, noticing that sale item or exercising some intense discipline, you … [Continue reading]

Is the Bible Really Clear About Paying Taxes?

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Hidden Nuggets Series #83 - “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” - Matthew 22:21 Like you, my tax paperwork is due to be filed by April 15th. I’ll grant you this is no fun to fill out … [Continue reading]

What Do I Need to Know About Homeowner’s Insurance?

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Imagine this scenario: You awake from a drowsy sleep at 2 AM to the blaring noise of an alarm. Your eyes are stinging and you begin to cough as you are forced to breathe in the smoke filled air. You leap from the bed as your survival instincts kick … [Continue reading]

A Beginner’s Guide to Home Remodeling Costs

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The first house my wife and I owned was brand spanking new - right out of the box. We walked in to fresh paint, clean carpets, new appliances and a cute little covered porch right off the back door. Everything was so perfect…so new. A few years … [Continue reading]

The Bribe That Fueled the All-Time Greatest Easter Myth

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Hidden Nuggets Series #82 - “…they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, “Tell them, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him away while you slept.’” - Matthew 28:12-13 Money is at the heart of many cover-ups. Flash enough cash … [Continue reading]

Keep Your Emergency Savings Fund Under Your Mattress?

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What should you do with that emergency savings fund money you’ve been accumulating? I don’t know. Why don’t you just keep it under your mattress? That’s probably the best idea. (Cricket noise...) April fools! (Sorry, just couldn’t … [Continue reading]

Finding Inspiration and Overcoming Mental Obstacles

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You can find me today guest posting about my blogging journey and finding inspiration at ThePlutusAwards.com. Everyone has a different journey that led them to start blogging. I’ve found many personal finance blogs were born because the owner had … [Continue reading]

3 Reasons A Good Name Is Better Than Riches (Proverbs 22:1)

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Hidden Nuggets Series #81 - “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.” - Proverbs 22:1 What’s the status of your name? Would you say it is good? Do you even care how those around you … [Continue reading]