2011 Goals Review, 2012 Plans, My New Ministry as a Missional Entrepreneur

At the start of 2011, I shared three big goals. They are as follows: Goal #1: By Dec. 2011, I wanted to average as much income online as I did from my full-time job. Less than two weeks later I followed up with a post that said this was a bad goal. Why? The priority should have been honoring God and helping people. If God allowed me to support my family from my online work, then it was for … [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...]

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...]

Year End Financial Review: 25 Helpful Articles

“I’m actually going to do it this year”. Ever heard that phrase? But, this could be the year that you actually start to make a financial difference.  Kudos to Brother Ford.  This year (2009) my big brother (who has always been my big brother, if you know what I mean) decided he wanted to get in shape.  Actually, his wife made the decision and he followed along.  Well this year big bro … [Read more...]

How To Turn a Hobby Into a Business

5 Steps for Turing A Hobby Into Business Step #1: Identify something you enjoy doing that you do well. Many of the things you do well, you could also tweak or adjust into an alternative form of income.  It might take some creativity.  It might take some marketing or it might just happen.  Here are some examples of things people enjoy that can be turned into a source of income:  babysitting, … [Read more...]