Using Frequent Flyer Miles | How I’ve Been Able to Fly 36,000 Miles and Spend 37 Nights in Hotels in 2012

I'm committed to living a frugal and simple lifestyle, and I travel more than most people would be willing to dream about. How? I already tried to explain it once on my travel blog when I wrote how to get an almost free around the world trip with six credit card applications.  But, I realized I haven't explained it here, and you folks are the most likely to wonder how can I afford to travel … [Read more...]

How to Develop Healthy Financial Communication and Financial Oneness in Marriage

Over the last couple of weeks, my wife and I have been having some serious fundamental discussions about money. Just last week, we decided to say adios to our budget.  Yesterday, we tried to decide if we should pay for the family to go out to eat.  Then we had a conversation about an appropriate travel budget for 2012. It was only this morning that I realized how blessed I am. I'm blessed … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Save Money During Black Friday

10 Ways to Save Money During Black Friday Don't Shop - Honestly, don't use Black Friday as an excuse to cast aside discipline and spend money! There is no law that says you must shop on the day after Thanksgiving. We never go shopping on Black Friday (just don't ask about Cyber Monday)! Research - Details about the various sales that will be available can be found all over the … [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...]

Money and Missions | Does Money Help or Hinder?

In 2004, I wrote a 28 page term paper on the topic of missions and money. Don’t worry, I’ll spare you all the dry details. Today I’m just going to raise this issue, and in the future we may spend time addressing some of the possible solutions. + Quoting from my own words: In the fulfillment of the Great Commission, there is an unalterable relationship between missionary work and … [Read more...]

The Spiritual Impact of Earning More Money

Over the last three weeks I’ve shared how I make money blogging, writing, and selling eBooks.  Today, I want to take a moment to talk about how that income has impacted our personal finances and my spiritual life. 4 Lessons I’ve Learned By Earning More Money When Your Income Increases, it is Hard to Maintain Your Standard of Living Several years ago, my wife and I committed to something called … [Read more...]

101 Ways To Improve Your Marriage Money Relationship

  So here it is.  One big fat list on how to improve your marriage money relationship with your spouse.  Interestingly, many of those things listed do not directly relate to money.  But, if you can’t get together on all levels – spiritually, emotionally, and physically then it will be hard to connect financially.  When your entire relationship is healthy it will flow into your marriage money … [Read more...]