Mastering the Art of True Passive Investing | A Guide for Worry Free Investing

The first few lines of a recent blog post at Sound Mind Investing said: After falling roughly 18% in two weeks (and scaring many investors half to death), the stock market bottomed August 8th at just under 1120. Since then, it has bounced back and forth between 1120 (white line) and 1220 (red line)... For between 3 - 4 years, I've been a subscriber of the Sound Mind Investing Newsletter.  It is … [Read more...]

Save Money on Restaurants and Attractions with the Entertainment Book

Some folks say that you’ve got to spend money to make money.  I’m not sure how true that is, but sometimes it is a good idea to buy products based on value (even if they are more expensive).  In other words, there are some things you can buy that offer you more value (or return) than what you pay. As many of you know, I live in Papua New Guinea.  Now, what I’m about to say will sound really … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Card Guide | An Indispensible Guide on How to Get the Best Price on Christmas Gift Cards

Convenience and preference. Those are the two descriptors in favor of the holiday gift card. In my own family, there are some members who consistently request gift cards and others who would prefer you take time to pick out something ‘more meaningful'.  In my own immediate family, we exchange a lot of homemade Christmas gifts. But, if you are going to buy some holiday gift cards, you … [Read more...]

Market Samurai Review & $50 Bonus Offer

Preface At Money Help For Christians, I’ve made a habit of writing about things that interest me.  Fortunately, what interests me and the general public often lines up.  However, there are other things that I write that only appeal to a small sub-niche of readers.  My Short Term Missions Handbook is one such example.  Today’s post focuses on a product that appeals to another sub-niche of … [Read more...]

How To Get A Good Deal When Shopping

Some folks are so enamored with the price.  They think a good deal is all about price.  I am a recovering price addict.  I used to think the lower the price the better.  However, I’m coming to realize a good deal can only be found when one factors in both the price and the value of an item. Consider the following fictional conversation: Low Price Lover: “I got a great deal on my new … [Read more...]

Credit Card Rewards | Useless Junk or Plastic Gold?

This is the last post in a series on credit cards. In the first post, I asked if credit cards cost more than cash.  Then we introduced credit card fanaticism. One of the biggest points of disagreement with plastic revolves around credit card rewards.  Some claim they are useless junk, and others say they are plastic gold. Today, we’ll uncover the truth (from my experiences) … Air Miles … [Read more...]

Best Money Saving Tip: April

At the start of this month, I said we’d give away a PocketSmith Premium membership ($60 value) to the person who was voted as having the best money saving tip in April.  Thanks to the folks at PocketSmith for providing the prize! Well, this is our last Monday of the month and I’ve selected the finalists. Here were our three topics: How to save money on groceries How to save money on … [Read more...]

How To Help Teens Deal With Spending and Consumerism

Millions, if not billions, of dollars are spent each year creating a materialistic appetite in teenagers.  Parents have a huge responsibility teaching their kids about issues related to teens and spending.  How Advertising To Teens Has Impacted Teens Spending Habits Back in the day,an advertiser was given the job of marketing a great product.  The product filled a need and the advertiser was … [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...]