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It Is Not a Sin to Buy a New Car

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Is it ever OK to buy a new car? You won’t find many people in the personal financial space advocating that practice. Why? Because a car is a depreciating asset, meaning that it goes down in value over time. How fast do cars depreciate? Figures … [Continue reading]

8 Bible Verses About God’s Love You Should Never Forget

Ever wonder where our capacity to love actually comes from? It’s pretty clear that our ability to love is something that was given to us by God. In fact, the Bible verses about God's love that I read tell me He is Himself the essence of love and has … [Continue reading]

Key Differences in the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders

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Every builder knows you need a strong foundation to support a house. Well, accept one builder described in the Biblical parable of the wise and foolish builders. He could have made a better choice and taken a Construction 101 class. More about that … [Continue reading]

Our Nightmare on Rental Street: Lessons From Evicting a Tenant

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My wife and I have long enjoyed the benefits that come with owning rental real estate. The extra income each month has given us freedom within our monthly budget to fund things like our personal mortgage payoff, vacations and other investments. … [Continue reading]

Even Jesus Had a Side Hustle?

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The title of this post makes me laugh. Who would have thought the words “Jesus” and “side hustle” could be used in the same sentence to communicate a personal finance idea? You've probably heard of Jesus. He was a really good preacher who lived … [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 money: 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, … [Continue reading]

Beware: All That Glitters Is Not Gold

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You've probably heard the saying, "All that glitters is not gold." Well, society would tell us differently. And so would one of the most iconic movie scenes of all time. In the image that is coded into this post, you can literally see the burning … [Continue reading]

How to Manage Your Side Hustle and Family Life So You Don’t Go Insane

There may come a time in your life where you want to or need to create a side hustle to earn extra income. It can be many things depending on your skills and the depth of your need. Regardless of what you choose, it will be something you do on the … [Continue reading]

12 Bible Verses About Friendship That Will Make You a Better Friend

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We all want to be a better friend, right? But sometimes we don't know how to be a better friend or what being a better friend looks like. It may surprise you to know that there are many Bible verses about friendship that speak to this. First and … [Continue reading]

4 Big Mistakes of My 20s That Affected My Net Worth

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What if? We all ask that at some point, maybe even about your net worth. It’s a reflective question, focused on things that have happened in the past. What could have resulted if the events or actions in our rear view mirror had proceeded in a … [Continue reading]

Why Godliness With Contentment Is Great Gain (I Timothy 6:6)

“For godliness with contentment is great gain.” - I Timothy 6:6 Contentment is a virtue that challenges our do-more, get-more, be-more society. This is especially true as it relates to money and possessions. By and large, we are constantly … [Continue reading]