The Single Best Piece of Financial Advice I Can Give

Truly enlightened economic gurus will probably make a case against what I'm going to say. Here's the single best piece of financial advice I can give - seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. Seriously. Some young people are being encouraged to choose careers that pay the best and offer the best opportunity for growth in industries that are emerging. Blahh. Instead, I suggest … [Read more...]

Stop Conforming: It’s Time to Consider a Financial Transformation

Take a deep breath. You just did something that you've been doing ever since you were born.  You've been welcoming oxygen into your body. You do this every day.  You do it without knowing it. You are who you are because you continue to unintentionally intake oxygen every few seconds of the day. I believe we as human beings learn habits, customs, preferences, and priorities without even … [Read more...]

How to Develop Healthy Financial Communication and Financial Oneness in Marriage

Over the last couple of weeks, my wife and I have been having some serious fundamental discussions about money. Just last week, we decided to say adios to our budget.  Yesterday, we tried to decide if we should pay for the family to go out to eat.  Then we had a conversation about an appropriate travel budget for 2012. It was only this morning that I realized how blessed I am. I'm blessed … [Read more...]

Release the Beast – Transforming Your Financial Diet Available Now

If you feel called to simple living and generous giving then I want to help you achieve that goal. Transforming Your Financial Diet is your guide to financial transformation.  And for a limited time, you can get 15% off the cover price (see details below)! If you feel like God is calling you to do something more with your finances, then this book is for you. In this book you’ll … [Read more...]

Coming Soon. Transforming Your Financial Diet

I believe there is a tremendous amount of potential good that can be done by Christians who intentionally embrace a simple life so they can participate in generous giving. Over two years ago I sat down to attempt to write a book that would teach Christians about the value of a simple life and how to live a simple and generous life. That book, Transforming Your Financial Diet: 7 Steps to … [Read more...]

50 Personal Finance Questions |Get Help Setting the Right Financial Goals

I think everyone would be well served by breaking their lives into major categories and assigning goals for each category.  Fortunately, finances are one thing that already often get included in New Years Resolutions. To kick start the process, I’m going to ask you a lot of questions.  If you hesitate, put an * by that question and go back to it.  Spend some time thinking about and researching … [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...]

How to Accomplish a Financial Goal

Many people have a clear sense of where they want to be financially.  Perhaps you would like to be able to pay off debt, live off of one income, retire early, quit your day job, or travel for a year.  But how do you transition from financial goals to actually enjoying that reality? Tips for Accomplishing a Financial Goal Financial Focus You can do so many things and accomplish nothing, right?  … [Read more...]

What To Do When God Gives Bad Financial Advice

As Christians, we sometimes stand under the Word of God, and sometimes we stand over the Word of God. We are currently hearing two types of financial advice.  The first is coming from financial gurus, and the second comes from the Word of God.  I’m amazed at how often those to bits of advice agree.  However, there are clearly times when the biblical advice differs from the advice of financial … [Read more...]

When Am I Financially Ready to Be Engaged?

Each Friday, I answer a reader’s question.  If you want to submit a question, you can contact me today.  Using the survey, a reader asked, “How should my finances look before getting engaged?” In a previous series, I outlined 5 essential financial choices for young people.  In that series, I was hoping to teach young people how to put themselves in a good financial position so they could … [Read more...]