16 Dec 2014

Giving Questions

Recently someone from our church asked me a set of giving questions to be used in a lesson series we are doing.  I thought they would make a good mini post. Q: Is it responsible for me
11 Dec 2014

Christmas Spending Is a Test of Your Treasure

David Mathis over at  Desiring God wrote a great article about how we regard money this time of year.  It is worth the read just to challenge yourself on the idolatry of money.  It is really hard to
9 Dec 2014

Looking for a new house

So, my wife and I have been looking into buying a new house.  We have been living in our “starter home” for over 10 years now.  We didn’t intend to be in it this long and with
4 Dec 2014

1 in 3 American adults have ‘debt in collections’

This is a pretty scary number.  This is why being a good steward of your finances is so important. Americans have a debt problem. An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history — or 77
2 Dec 2014

Balance Giving vs Investing

When I get to the Q&A portion of my classes there is a question I always get. “How do you balance giving and saving/investing?” I wish I had a straight answer for the question of giving vs
19 Aug 2014

Good Guy Discount

This goes along with other articles I have written about negotiation.  This American Life had a act in one of their shows where a man discussed is “Good guy discount.”  I have always loved the concept he
12 Aug 2014

My kids come first?

This stems from a discussion I recently had on Facebook.  It isn’t in my traditional category of personal finance, but it is about stewardship of a different kind.  Something very important that we steward is our children. 
30 Jul 2014

9 ways to save money with kids.

Here are 9 great ways to save money with kids. Create a Babysitting Co-Op No not like those books from such a long time ago but if you and another couple can exchange babysitting services it will give both of you
22 Jul 2014

You should always have a car payment.

You should always have a car payment.  Unless you live somewhere like NYC where you don’t need a car, then you can move on to another one of our great articles.  You should always have a car
15 Jul 2014

How to help kids manage money

How do you help your kids manage money?  This is an article where I don’t think I have the one right answer.   My girls are still young and have trouble understanding the value of money.  We