The Best Books of 2011 [Give Your Feedback]

I'll be honest. This post is self serving.  I want to find the best books of 2011. I'm about to ask you a question I've been asking several other friends. I decided that perhaps others would be interested in providing feedback as well as hearing the results. Over the last few months when I finish a book, I've been asking friends what books they recommend. I'd much rather read a book someone … [Read more...]

An Open Discussion About Wealthy Christians | Part II

Today I’m posting the second post on a discussion I had with Paul Williams (from Provident Planning) regarding wealth Christians.  I have attached our email exchanges: My response to Paul Paul, Sorry for the long delay.  Here's my follow up.  Perhaps it is more of a discussion starter than another point. Paul, I think it is clear that we are more in agreement with each … [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...]

Should the Poor Give?

When I use the word tithe on this site, I refer to it as the disciplined habit of giving.  I know that when you hear the word tithe you might hear me saying a 10% gift to your local church where God will bonk you on the head if you don’t give.  I don’t mean tithe in that ways, so when you read the word tithe please insert my definition not your own :). Should the Poor Give?  … [Read more...]

Faith Based Investing | Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

Some months ago the Consumerist Commentary had a post that introduced faith shares. I have previously mentioned that I am yet to be convinced that faith based investing (in the strictest sense) is right for me at this time. That said, I respect anyone who feels convicted to show their faith in this way. Different Types of Faith Based Investing Options When I visited a faith based investing … [Read more...]