The Key Differences Between Medi-Share and Samaritan Ministries | My Loss is Your Gain

There is a silver lining to the phone call that I received last Thursday. The silver lining is that you, my readers, will now be able to learn the key differences between Medi-Share and Samaritan Ministries. The phone message ... "Hi, Craig, this is xxxxxxxx with Christian Care Ministry.  Our records indicate that you moved to Montana and we do need to talk.  This is very, very important, … [Read more...]

Christian Care Medi-Share Review and Reflections After 2 Years

It's now been two years since our family signed up for Medi-Share. I first reviewed Medi-Share based on its features, values, and benefits.  Just over a year later, I reviewed it based on my experiences.  Unfortunately, for the most part, the first few doctor visits we had were overwhelmingly negative.  I hated to do such a negative review, but I felt like it was part of my obligation to share … [Read more...]

Medishare Review and My Personal User Experience

Over the last few months I've had a few emails asking how I was enjoying Medi-Share.  I figured this would be an appropriate time to follow up and do another Medi-Share review. Why Our Family Switched to Medi-Share I wish I could share a deep theological reason for the switch.  However, though I like the fact that it is a Christian organization, that was not one of the major deciding … [Read more...]

13 Ways to Save Money on Car Insurance

Welcome to Money Saving Monday where we remind ourselves that community is the greatest money saving resource we have. Each month, you’ll have a chance to win one of two $15 Amazon gift cards.  Simply leave your tips and suggestions, and if it is a top pick of the month, you’ll get a $15.00 gift card. By the way, with just a handful of comments each day, you’ve got a great opportunity to win … [Read more...] Medical Sharing | Christian Health Insurance Substitute

Update March 2012: I've written a post that talks about my Medi-Share experiences.  This has updated information on my thoughts regarding Medi-Share so I recommend you also read that post. My mommy always taught me to share. Now, I teach my kids to share. The question is – am I willing to share my medical costs? How you answer that question significantly determines if you should consider … [Read more...]

Life Insurance | How Much Do You Need?

Photo by Leonid Mamchenkov When it comes to life insurance and other financial decisions people typically try to find a one-size-fits-all canned answer and go with that number.  For this reason online financial calculators are popular.  I am not a big fan of initially rushing off to calculators as they might mislead your conclusions.  Typically when you use a financial calculator (like this) … [Read more...]