45+ ‘Two Thumbs Up’ Christian Book Suggestions

A few weeks ago I asked MH4C readers to suggest their favorite books of 2011. Now, we're going to turn that list into some reading suggestions. However, let me begin by saying that this list is not my recommended reading list. I was actually hoping for more overlap so I could pull out some of the most frequently recommended books, but no luck. Craig's Top 9 Recommended Books of 2011 7 Habits … [Read more...]

Please Don’t Let Your Bank Make Your Financial Decisions

Did you know that the bank controls more of our decisions than we’d ever care to admit? The typical procedure in buying a home: “Hey, honey, you wanna buy a new house?”  “Sure, baby.” I hope there is a little more discussion than this, but eventually husband and wife decide to buy a home. Now it’s time to decide how much house can we afford. “Hey, honey, you wanna go to the bank and … [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...]

Avoid Bank Fees: Money Saving Monday

Being in PNG has given me some wonderful exposure to ‘creative bank fees’. Last week Friday, I had a Term Deposit (TD) that matured (a TD is just like a CD).  The TD was actually matured 6 months ago, but against my written instructions it was reinvested for another six months.  I did my best to fix the problem, but let’s just say things work differently here in the South Pacific.  I … [Read more...]

MailChimp vs Aweber

Several weeks ago, I introduced a way to set up an email distribution list.  In that post I discussed the key differences between Aweber and MailChimp.  In the comments several readers also suggested using Constant Contact.  In that post it was my intention to help introduce missionaries and churches to some of the email newsletter options available. At the time, I mentioned that I was using … [Read more...]