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Five Basic Ways Families of Faith Should Spend Time Together

I love the summer! With the kids out of school it’s the perfect opportunity to spend more time with the family. And how you spend that time together is critically important. 

family timeFor Christians – or any family of faith – it’s crucial that the time spent as a family involve some faith-based activities. This is vital to building solid spiritual bonds in the family. And for those with kids, it allows you to instill the right morals into their life.

It’s not just the summer months though when this can happen. Instead, it’s better to keep kids focused on their faith throughout the year, on a weekly and daily basis. So engage in these five family activities routinely. They will help you grow spiritually and allow you to spend time together with the family. I’d argue they should be foundational activities for any family of faith.  [Continue reading]

Make More Than You Think Working From Home as a Bookkeeper

Today I'd like to welcome Tim Chaves, CEO at ZipBooks. Tim previously founded and sold two small businesses, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.  In this article, he'll share the ins and outs of how you can make money on the side - or as a … [Continue reading]

Your Best Investment Ever Won’t Be In The Stock Market

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What is the best investment you've ever made? Historical analysis suggests an investor in the U.S. stock market can reasonably count on an average annual return of 8-10%. There will be good years and bad to live through, but that's a pretty good … [Continue reading]

7 Tips on How to Handle a Teenager’s Car Accident

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Calls in the middle of the night are never good. Neither is the one when you say “Hello” and your teenager is crying on the other end. Your heart immediately drops because you know they are hurting. That’s the phone call I received recently when my … [Continue reading]

6 Special Reasons Why I Love Having a Travel Budget

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I love having a travel budget! For my wife and I it was a priority from the beginning of our marriage. We both went on family vacations growing up and wanted to carry on that tradition with our kids. And never was that ideal more driven home than on … [Continue reading]

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Career

Ever want to turn a hobby into a career? Maria Cannon at HobbyJr.org did just that with her love of quilting. Now she is trying to help others do the same. In today's guest post she shares some practical tips that can help you get started. Many … [Continue reading]

A Spring Cleaning To-Do List For Your Finances

Do you love spring cleaning? I used to think that I loved to clean. Now that I've had some more time around the house as a stay at home dad, I realize I don't love the process of cleaning. It's something else. What I actually love are the results … [Continue reading]

10 Tidbits of Financial Wisdom on My 45th Birthday

Forty-five. That’s the age I turn today - March 7, 2018. A lot has changed in our world since 1973. Almost every area of life I can think of has made advancements. Mostly these have been for the good of society and have ushered in new eras for … [Continue reading]

Refinance Your Mortgage Now While Rates Are Still Historically Low

A home purchase is one of the most exciting and expensive financial transactions a person will make. Because homes cost so much, most people choose to buy one by getting a mortgage. They borrow money from a lender at an agreed upon interest rate for … [Continue reading]

Choosing the Right College Starts by Answering These Questions

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Choosing a college at 18 years of age presents a daunting challenge. For most high school students, the decision represents the most difficult one they’ve ever made. With so many choices, it’s easy to lose a few hours of sleep trying to sort it all … [Continue reading]

How to Price Your eBook

Have you ever thought of writing an eBook? I've toyed with the idea recently. After all these years, I've got a lot of content on this site to draw from. An eBook is an electronic version of your writing, thus giving you the option to avoid … [Continue reading]