50 Bible Verses About Faith: A Hebrews Chapter 11 Bible Study

by Tim November 17, 2014
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Our small group is doing a Bible study on Hebrews and this week was Hebrews 11, the faith chapter.  Most people turn to this chapter when they’re looking for bible verse about faith.  Just the first verse in Hebrews chapter 11 gives us a great definition to help us understand the answer to the question, […]

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Five Ways to Retire With Less Money

by Kevin November 15, 2014
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What if you are one of the many millions of people who have little chance of having a million dollar retirement portfolio by the time you reach 65? Should you abandon the idea of retirement completely and plan on working until you die? Hardly. The reality is that most people will enter retirement with something […]

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Life Balance: How to Keep it Together

by Guest Author November 10, 2014
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  In this ever-changing world in which we live, all of us feel a little “un-balanced “ at times in our lives. What can we do to help us recognize what is causing that unbalanced feeling and how should we go about fixing it? Let’s first identify some of the areas in our lives that […]

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Budgeting Bliss: 5 Steps on How To Get There, and When To Send the Old Budget Packing

by Tim October 27, 2014
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Admit it. You can’t afford not to budget. There are plenty of people out there who–despite their six-figure income–still find themselves in a vicious paycheck to paycheck cycle. The only way out? Budget. A good budget fits snuggly, but isn’t suffocating. It gives direction but isn’t overbearing. A real budget is constructive, not constrictive. My […]

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5 Helpful Moving Tips: What To Do When You’re About to Move

by Tim October 16, 2014
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Moving usually isn’t the most enjoyable thing to do, especially if you’re making a move in the heat of summer. You have to consider all sorts of things like travel logistics, getting your stuff (which always seems to multiply) into a moving truck (which always seems to be smaller than you thought), and setting up […]

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How Much Should You Have in Your Emergency Fund?

by Kevin August 13, 2014
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Everyone should have an emergency fund, no one disagrees with that. But there is considerable variation in opinions as to how large an emergency fund should be. The specific size should always be based on a combination of individual needs and preferences, but if you’re looking for some guidance, below are some recommendations. A $1,000 […]

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16 Fundamental Truths of Personal Finance

by Tim August 8, 2014

1. Pay God First Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  It’s important to understand that money shouldn’t’ be the sole reason behind why we work each day.  Our hope doesn’t lie in the dollar, euro, or gold; it’s founded on Christ.  Personal finance is no different.  When we acknowledge our dependence […]

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Become a Money Saving Expert

by Tim April 28, 2014
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The thought of being an expert at anything can be intimidating, especially when it comes to money.  But you don’t need a degree in finance to become a money saving expert.  You just need a little creativity and an open mind. If you’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck, you can learn to spend less […]

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3 Reasons Why Your 401k is So Important

by Tim March 3, 2014
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Saving for retirement comes with a dizzying array of options. Which retirement account should you choose? Which investments within that account do you really need? What if you make the wrong account choice and can’t get a specific investment that you need? With so many options many people find themselves in analysis paralysis. They aren’t […]

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Tackling Student Loans

by Tim January 16, 2014

$23,186. This is the average debt load a student will end up with after graduating college.  If you’re like the 66% of all undergraduate students who have taken a student loan, you probably want to get rid of those things as fast as possible.  It’s easy to get caught up in the borrowing maze in […]

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