4 Reasons Why Short Term Missions is Worth the Cost

In the next few months, we'll likely see another summer surge of short term mission trips. I think that's a good thing. I've even got some money where my mouth is. So, why would I, or should you give your hard earned money to a short term mission trip? 4 Reasons Why I Support Short Term Missions 1. It positively impacts the short term missionary. I can't say for certain, but one of the … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Why We Kissed Budgeting Goodbye

Yes, I am the author of The Secret to a Successful Budget. Yes, in that book I said, "[the budget is] an essential component of any healthy financial plan." Yes, I also said, "If I had to identify one financial habit that helped us become debt-free, it would be the budget." Yes, I did mention, "For almost seven years now we've kept a budget - even now that we are debt-free. And we still … [Read more...]

Why Every Missionary Needs a Kindle or Nook

Alright, I know we ought to differentiate between needs and wants, and I'm sure a Kindle or Nook doesn't technically fall under the category of need, but they are very, very nice to have - especially for missionaries. ** The Kindle may be better for people who live overseas.  To get books on your Nook if live overseas you'll need to do one of two things.  Either you must 'root' your Nook and … [Read more...]

Why We Converted Our Traditional IRA To A Roth IRA

As you probably already know, 2010 is a great time to convert your Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.  The year is now more than half over, so I thought I’d share my thoughts on the Roth IRA Conversion. In 2010, you can convert a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA even if you make over $100,000.  Also, you will pay taxes over a two year period and the first payment (1/2) isn’t due until April 2012 and … [Read more...]