The Unpopular Truth About the Dangers of a Dave Ramsey Only Approach to Christian Finances

No one wants to write a post like this. It's so easy to be misunderstood and misinterpreted. It also makes me, the author, sound like a grumpy young man. But, something's been troubling me. So, I feel like I must write this post. I'm concerned by the direction Christian finances is heading. To be blunt, I'm concerned about the amount of Christians who allow Dave Ramsey to be the sole … [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...]

14 Christian Finance Blogs to Follow

There are a lot of other good people doing similar things to what I do here at Money Help for Christians.  Today I want to briefly introduce you to some of those blogs in case you’re interested in adding other Christian finance blogs to your reading list. This list doesn’t include every blog, and I’m probably going to forget someone (I’m really nervous about that – sorry if I forget you).  … [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...]

Download Your Free Copy | The Bible and 21st Century Finances [Limited Time]

For the last year or so I’ve been offering a free eBook to my subscribers – The Bible and 21st Century Finances: 9 Thought Provoking Answers to Common Questions. I’ve spent a significant amount of time over the last month (yes, even some of my Christmas vacation time) editing, revising, expanding, and improving the book.  To be honest, after investing the time to improve the book, I considered … [Read more...]

20 Reasons to Start a Budget

A budget is a forecasting tool, so it lets you plan your future. Budgeting is a tool that helps you reach your life goals. Every dollar you save by budgeting is better than a dollar you make working. It provides a platform for communication between a husband and wife. Motivation.  When you get a clear vision of your progress each month, you are motivated to continue forward. Self … [Read more...]

Bible and Money Page Updated | My 10 Favorite Bible and Money Posts

Today I just want to give you a quick update to let you know that I’ve recently updated my Bible and Money page.  The Bible and Money page is a collection of most of the Bible and Money articles I’ve published on this blog.  The more articles I write, the more selective I am about what gets included on this page.  Anyway, if you haven’t checked it out lately, you should take a look. The page … [Read more...]

Moneydance Personal Finance Software Review

Early in 2010, I embarked on a journey to find the best personal finance software.  That journey led me to a product that some months ago I had never heard of – Moneydance. Moneydance Review: 2010 Moneydance Edition Subtitle: Why I selected Moneydance out of the sea of personal finance software: In my research on products, I tend to focus on the feedback and reviews of actual users.  Those … [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...]

28 Tips for Organizing Your Finances

One of the six habits of the financially fit is to organize your finances.  Unfortunately, many people are unwilling to organize their finances because there is simply too much to do.  I am reminded of a proverb that says, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”  Reduce financial organization to individual tasks.  Instead of saying, “I need to organize my finances”, say, “I need to … [Read more...]