10 Often Overlooked Responsibilities That Come With the Ownership of Stuff

Part of missional frugality involves determining truly valuable items and focusing your spending there.  The reason is simple – sometimes it is more of a burden than a blessing to own stuff. As a reminder, today I want to put together a list of things we are often required to do with stuff.  Some of these things require even more money.  Some of these things require your time.  Some of these … [Read more...]

Should You Only Own a Single Target Retirement Fund?

I haven’t looked at any stats recently, but last I checked, target funds are growing in popularity. The reason is because they make people feel safer.  They present a simple, little-knowledge-required way to do your investing. Thus, they target folks who know little about investing, but want to be saving for retirement.  Furthermore, they are ideal for people who don’t want to have anything … [Read more...]

Church Parsonage | Should A Minister Buy A Home?

A very important decision that many ministers and pastors will face is making the decision between purchasing their own home and staying in a church owned parsonage.  In a previous generation, a church parsonage was the common way to house a church minister.  However, there are fewer and fewer churches that offer a parsonage as part of their compensation.  It is impossible to fully account for a … [Read more...]