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How to Enjoy a Life of Guilt Free Spending

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I would love to enjoy a guilt free life, especially when it comes to spending money. Have you ever heard the same voice rattling around in your head that I’ve heard in mine? It usually says something like, “Why did you spend that money? That was … [Continue reading]

6 Shocking Things Your Broke Friends Need to Hear You Say

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If you’ve ever gotten into conversations with broke friends about money, you know how hard it is to determine if they actually want your help. There are several ways to figure that out and perhaps lead your discussion to a deeper level. If that … [Continue reading]

How to Be a Successful Landlord: 5 Best Practices

I love owning rental real estate! When I purchased my first property eleven years ago, I mistakenly payed a bit too much for it. Initially, didn't know how to be a successful landlord and I let my excitement cloud my judgment when buying that first … [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]

Teaching Kids About Money to Get the Best Results

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A major role of parenting (and one that is often neglected) should be teaching kids about money. For many reasons, parents drop the ball in this area and raise children who carry an improper understanding of money into college and adulthood. … [Continue reading]

Life Insurance: The Most Important Things You Need to Know

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The topic of life insurance is one that many do not like to discuss. The reason is simple - it involves death, most notably our own. And since death routinely shows up on lists of common fears, its obviously something we choose not to think … [Continue reading]

A Soldier’s Pledge – on Freedom, Courage and Sacrifice

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"America is depressing...mixed up...adrift...an afterthought." Have you sensed these messages creeping into American culture and thought in the past few years? Our soldier's pledge to keep our nation great remains strong, but a lack of pride in who … [Continue reading]

Should I Borrow Money to Get What I Want?

There is no denying it. Credit is available everywhere. Our cultures screams “Have It Now!” to us at every turn. "Borrow money now to get what you want!" people say. We expect fast food within 5 minutes or less in the drive-thru.  We want to make … [Continue reading]

More Money More Problems: The 10 Challenges of the Wealthy

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Everyone has money problems, yes, even the wealthy. Nobody likes to hear this though. For one, we get tired of the rich flaunting their wealth. Additionally, we think we'd be OK with some more problems if we could have more money. In general, there … [Continue reading]

The Bribe That Fueled the All-Time Greatest Easter Myth

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Money is at the heart of many cover-ups. Flash enough cash and some people could be encouraged to keep quiet. Make that sum of money big enough and they could even be persuaded to promote lie, even manufacture the greatest Easter myth ever … [Continue reading]

17 Psalms of Comfort for When You Are in the Storm

The storms of life come in all shapes and sizes. For instance, some are literal storms like hurricanes and tornadoes that ravage communities. Others come in physical or emotional illnesses like cancer, viruses, depression or anxiety. And still other … [Continue reading]