Embracing Missional Frugality

Perhaps you’re not familiar with the term missional. Basically, to be missional is to adopt the stance of a missionary in all you do. There’s a lot of buzz right now (at least back when I was able to keep up with the North American buzz) about the concept of churches becoming missional. The call is for churches to do everything with intentionality in order to reach out to those around … [Read more...]

Child Care Costs: 7 Easy Ways To Save Money

Over the last decade or two, child care costs have grown exponentially and will probably get worse in the near future. This is due to the growing number of two-income homes that we have seen in this country. Here are a few things that you can do in order to reduce your child care costs. Look For Lower Child Care Costs at Churches Since I happen to live in the daycare capital of America (New … [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...]

How To Make Your First Budget

Special Limited Time Offer: Get The Secret to a Successful Budget for 50% off.  Valid through January 31st, 2012. Learning how to make a budget it an important skill.  That is why this blog talks a lot about budgeting: You Might Need a Budget if 20 Reasons to Start a Budget A popular myth is that you can get financially fit even if you don't make a budget.  They say don’t work hard.  … [Read more...]