Do Churches Still Give Preferential Treatment to the Rich?

I recently experienced an emotional response that surprised me. I met someone at a church event and then later that day ended up at his home.  He and I were similar in age, but when I got to his house I had a 'wow' moment.  The home was large and modern.  The cars out front were top model luxury vehicles. Let's just say that there would be a lot of space for coveting if that were my type of … [Read more...]

How to Cheat When Taking Risks by Removing the Risk

Have you ever felt like doing something different with your life and taking a risk? Have you considered doing something others might not understand, but it's something you feel deeply passionate about? Have you been considering going all in or putting everything on the line? Here's my advice - ask yourself: what's the worst that can happen? It's a vital question to ask. Sometimes the … [Read more...]

An Open Discussion About Wealthy Christians | Part II

Today I’m posting the second post on a discussion I had with Paul Williams (from Provident Planning) regarding wealth Christians.  I have attached our email exchanges: My response to Paul Paul, Sorry for the long delay.  Here's my follow up.  Perhaps it is more of a discussion starter than another point. Paul, I think it is clear that we are more in agreement with each … [Read more...]

An Open Discussion About Wealthy Christians | Part I

Several months ago I asked my friend and fellow blogger, Paul Williams (from Provident Planning), if we could have an email discussion about Christians and wealth.  I think a lot about that topic.  Occasionally I write about it too.  Below are some of my articles on the topic: Is Christian Wealth an Oxymoron? Should Christians Build Wealth Like Crazy? How Can Wealth Strengthen Your … [Read more...]

Fixed Obligations are the Biggest Obstacle to Savings

Today, Mr Credit Card from www.askmrcreditcard.com is going to talk about how long term fixed expenses and obligations can affect our ability to save. Hope you enjoy his thoughts on this. For those searching for new credit cards he has a best credit cards section.  If you are interested in submitting a guest post you can learn more now. In my opinion, the biggest obstacle to "saving" is long … [Read more...]

Using the Time Value of Money to Inspire You to Save

What would you like to save for? A nice retirement? Dream vacation? Capital to start a business? Do you find it difficult to save money? If so, maybe it's because you don't realize the power of saving consistently over time. But once you are able to grasp the power of this, you just might be more willing to make saving a regular habit. What is the Time Value of Money? As one of the most … [Read more...]

Using Financial Ratios To Gauge Your Financial Health

How do you know if you're doing well financially? Can you see warning signs that indicate you may in potential trouble? Financial ratios can be used to understand how you're currently doing with your money. This is important, because if you don't know where you are currently, it's difficult to figure out how much more work you need to do to reach your goals. Here are 3 ratios that give you an idea … [Read more...]

Pay Off Mortgage Sooner, Invest, Or Save? The Math Analysis

I’ve previously written about this topic – should you pay off the mortgage early or invest – but I realize that post was sorely lacking the math.  Today, I want to take a deeper look at the discussion to give a more thorough answer to the question – should you pay off the mortgage or invest? Watch out! I’m about to unleash the geek inside and let him run some math with the calculator. This post … [Read more...]

5 Important Things Every Rich Christian Should Do

For the Christian, money is the ultimate balancing act.  To be rich is not ungodly.  To be poor is not spiritual.  But there is an ungodly way to be rich and there is a way to grow spiritually through poverty. In a recent post I mentioned that I am a rich man when compared to those in the third world. What I did not mention (because I wanted you to struggle a little with that post) is that I … [Read more...]

How to Become an Accidental Millionaire

In this blog I have never really provided much information on how to build wealth like crazy.  I guess I’ve never really jumped on the build-wealth-like-crazy bandwagon.  But, today I'm going to show you how easy it is to become a millionaire.  In fact, I'll show you how to become a millionaire by accident. Earlier this year on his radio show Dave Ramsey asked something like - Why are we so … [Read more...]