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The 10 Best Summer Jobs for Teens and College Students

summer jobs for teens

Memorial Day marks the official beginning of summer. For teens and college students that means one of three things. Either you are: a) continuing school by choice (to get ahead) or out of necessity (because you failed)… b) looking for a summer job … [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]

7 Ways You Can Monetize Your Instagram Business

Please enjoy this guest post today from Mary Kyle on growing your Instagram business.  Are you spending more hours on Instagram every day? Have you ever thought about making it more than just a hobby? Perhaps now is the time then to make your time … [Continue reading]

4 Easy Ways to Get Your Finances Back on Track

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many in a financial ruin (or at least in less-than-ideal financial circumstances). People are reeling from what the shutdown and quarantines did to the economy and to their personal wealth. It's important, maybe now … [Continue reading]

Is Investing in Collectibles Like Valuable Baseball Cards Worth It?

Ken Griffey Jr. Upper Deck

Like so many young boys, my love affair with baseball cards began in Little League. Each week our coach would give us a $1 to spend at the concession stand after the game. I spent my money on a cream soda and a pack of cards (none of which would … [Continue reading]

The Easy and Hard Parts to Becoming a Millionaire by Age 65

Would you feel financially secure if you became a millionaire? I’d say most people would. A million dollar net worth provides the cushion you’d need to weather almost any financial storm. Becoming a millionaire should set your financial worries at … [Continue reading]

How Long Do Common Household Items Last?

Did you have an appliance or other household items that need repairing? We have had several big household items hit our budget over the years. The washer-dryer combo, a new refrigerator and a new stove have all needed to be replaced over the years. … [Continue reading]

4 Reasons Why Paying Off the Mortgage Early Was Right for Us

graph showing mortgage principal and interest payments

Paying off the mortgage early is a hot topic when it comes to money management. There seems to be a good amount of quality logic for keeping it and equally valid logic for paying it off early. So what’s a homeowner to do? After we bought our first … [Continue reading]

Sam’s Club Does It Again with Scan-and-Go App for Gas

A while ago, I wrote about how Sam’s Club had introduced a Scan-and-Go app that allows you to scan the barcodes of your items as you shop. It records each scan in a digital shopping cart. When you are finished shopping, you simply check out in the … [Continue reading]

“I’m Rich!” – How to Handle a Lump Sum Payment of Money

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I'm sure you've daydreamed at some point about how life would change if a large lump sum payment of money came your way. Say like a million dollars? We’ve all played this game and fantasized about all the good we could do for ourselves and others … [Continue reading]

Learning to Love the Unlovable and Your Enemies (Luke 6:35)

love your enemies

“But love your enemies, do good, and lend hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great…” - Luke 6:35 I can easily love my wife. She is precious to me. So are my kids. They have no problem getting and receiving my love. Others who … [Continue reading]