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What I’d Tell My 20-Year Old Self about Financial Freedom

Enjoy this guest post today from blogger and website owner Joseph Hogue as he shares his ideas about financial freedom. The best lessons come from our experiences even if sometimes it’s our biggest mistakes. I’ve made more than a few mistakes in … [Continue reading]

6 Tips To Help You Sell Your Home Fast

Deciding to sell your house is an exciting time. Even though there is a lot of preparation that needs to be done, most people hope they are able to sell their house in between three and 10 days. However, there are numerous factors from location to … [Continue reading]

8 Bible Verses About Worry for All Life Situations

Do you worry? I’ll admit that I have been a worrier at certain times of my life. There are so many circumstances that we can worry about that it's easy to worry all day long. Thankfully there are many Bible verses about worry and anxiety that can … [Continue reading]

The Sam’s Club Scan N Go App Is a Shopping Game Changer

Have you ever missed out on something for so long and when you finally heard about it, felt stupid for not knowing sooner? That’s how I feel right now about the Sam’s Club Scan and Go app. I’ve been shopping at Sam’s for about a year now and just … [Continue reading]

6 Ways a Monthly Budget Brings Freedom, Not Bondage

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Here is a little test for yourself. When I mention the word budget do you think of the word "freedom" or do you think of the words "constraint" or "bondage." The word you choose probably identifies your basic attitude about having a monthly … [Continue reading]

5 Tips for Getting Started with Individual Stock Trading

Despite what you might think or have heard, not all investing is created equal. There is a big difference in investing in the stock market and investing by trading individual stocks. Both are classified as investing. But in reality individual stock … [Continue reading]

6 Financial and Emotional Considerations Before You Retire Early

Think you have some good reasons to retire early? It is exciting...the thought of leaving your career and setting aside the accompanying stress that it produces. In fact, you may already have begun to plan how you might be able to do that 10 or 20 … [Continue reading]

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.  For Christians - or any family of faith - it’s crucial that the time … [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]