Graduated Tithe to the Rescue | How it Helps to Curb Your Desire for More

Early into my blogging adventure, I discovered two elements that I felt were important characteristics of Money Help for Christians: The journey - I intentionally positioned myself as a person experimenting, exploring, and searching for answers within the field of Christian finances.  I'm still clearly on the journey, though thankfully many things are clearer to me now than they were three … [Read more...]

Should Women Work Outside the Home (Even Without Kids!)?

I once heard the opinion that a wife should not work outside the home - even if the couple has no kids.   Once upon a time, I thought that advice was silly at best, and perhaps even verging on ludicrous. That was eleven years ago. Today, I'm much more inclined to see the wisdom of that advice. I still don't agree, but I see the wisdom in it. At least it is important for young couples … [Read more...]

What Does God Think About the Percentage Budget?

When I first wrote about the graduated tithe, someone commented that God already has a graduated tithe system where we give 10% of our income.  As our income increases, so does our giving.  Also, as our income decreases, so does our giving. But, what say you? The percentage budget says: Your cost of living should increase as your salary increases. Your percentage of giving should never … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Holiday Travel

How to Save Money on Holiday Travel Take advantage of the free travel booking service at Help Me Travel Cheap. Book early. Check out Southwest Airlines – when you factor in baggage cost, it is hard to find a better price than Southwest.  However, you need to know they have an open seating policy that some people find annoying.  Learn more about Southwest family boarding policy. Set your … [Read more...]

Stay At Home Mom Math Analysis | What’s a Paycheck Worth?

In my post on how to afford to be a stay at home mom, I outlined some of the things our family did so that my wife could afford to stay home.  In that post I also mentioned that we didn’t even look at the math implication for that choice.  For us, it was simply the right thing to do, and so we did it.  However, I know that many of you who are considering staying at home will base the choice … [Read more...]

The Spiritual Impact of Earning More Money

Over the last three weeks I’ve shared how I make money blogging, writing, and selling eBooks.  Today, I want to take a moment to talk about how that income has impacted our personal finances and my spiritual life. 4 Lessons I’ve Learned By Earning More Money When Your Income Increases, it is Hard to Maintain Your Standard of Living Several years ago, my wife and I committed to something called … [Read more...]

How To Start A Business For Teens This Summer

Ever since I was young, I had a little bit of an entrepreneurial taste in my mouth.  I’ve dabbled with a few things here and there, but never had a full fledged business as a teen.  However, every summer I always made enough money to take care of my outlandish teen expenses.  So, here’s … A Step By Step Guide To Starting a Summer Business For Teens Here are some possible summer business ideas … [Read more...]

How to Afford to be a Stay at Home Wife or Mom

For over four years now, my wife and I have enjoyed living off one income. While our lifestyle might not be appealing to some, we absolutely love it.  Every day I thank God that he has allowed our family to grow so close.  It is a blessing my wife is a stay at home mom.  She helps create such a healthy family environment. Since this is a sensitive topic to some, let me remind you that this … [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...]

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...]