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How to Get Out of Debt and Win in Five Simple Steps

Are you up to your eyeballs in debt? Don't see anyway out? If so, take heart. You are not alone. Millions of Americans live with this burden and never once think about how to get out of debt. You shouldn't ignore the mountain of debt piling up. It … [Continue reading]

The Best Advice From God About Playing Video Games

I have a confession to make – I LOVE playing video games. In fact, even today at age 43 - I have to keep myself from playing them because it’s so easy for me to get sucked into their grasp. I can still play all day if I let myself go. Technology … [Continue reading]

5 Tips for Negotiating Residential Rental Disputes

Nobody envisions a major conflict when they sign a lease, whether they’re the landlord or the tenant. The relationship always starts out with high hopes and positive feelings. However, it can quickly turn sour depending on how both parties act and … [Continue reading]

Want to Chase Your Dreams? This Is the Right Way to Win Big

I hope you have some big goals you are trying to reach. Setting the right type of goals is key for personal and professional growth. But have you adequately prepared for what is ahead as you chase your dreams? Our family faced a situation several … [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]

Is Your Perspective On Life Limiting You?

Enjoy this guest post from Don who writes for Breath of Optimism, a personal development site that helps readers to be the best person they can be in this life. How do you see things in life?  Through a glass half empty or a glass half full? If … [Continue reading]

Should You Invest in the Stock Market During a Trump Administration?

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Last week the stock market was setting all-time highs as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 20,000 for the first time. Since the close of trading on Nov. 4th, the market has raced ahead by over 2,200 points to where it stands today. Of course … [Continue reading]

3 Principles from the Bible that Will Help You Build Wealth

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The following is a guest post from ESI who blogs at ESI Money. He's a 50-something early retiree who has amassed a multi-million dollar net worth by following three simple steps to build wealth -- earning, saving, and investing (ESI). As most … [Continue reading]

Should I Retire Early? – 9 Questions to Help You Decide

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What do the numbers 61, 65 and 73 have in common? You might guess they are the home run records set during various Major League Baseball seasons by Roger Maris (1961), Mark McGwire (1999) and Barry Bonds (2001) respectively. However, for our purposes … [Continue reading]

Is Investing in Bitcoin a Good Idea?

Once Bitcoin was a blip on the radar. It emerged in 2009 as a trail-blazing digital currency that was created and held electronically. The purpose was to disrupt the ways we paid for things and exchanged funds. It seemed as if its biggest … [Continue reading]

Always Plan a Budget Around These 5 Expenses First

The first time I sat down to plan a budget with my wife, we didn’t know where to start. There were literally dozens of expense categories popping into our head at once. The whole process seemed a bit overwhelming. At some point it dawned on us … [Continue reading]