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What Will Be Said About You?

Last week, we started looking at a series of messages called, “How to Get What You Really Want” by North Point Community Church Senior Pastor Andy Stanley. (You can watch the series online and download the discussion questions. Or listen to them using your podcasts app.) As a brief recap, “What do I want?” turns […]

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Profitable Ideas: Keeping Financial Secrets Isn’t Romantic, The Work/Faith Connection, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Baby Boomers are more likely to keep financial secrets (Washington Post). This is one of the benefits of tools like Mint.com. If you set it up correctly, it gives both spouses anytime/anywhere access to your household’s full financial […]

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Lessons From the Mulch Pile – How to Save Money and Build Community Along the Way

Have you ever walked through your neighborhood on a warm day and looked inside other people’s garages? Don’t the contents look familiar? Don’t they look remarkably similar to the contents of your own garage? I’m not suggesting that we all start forming communes, but couldn’t we do a better job of sharing? On a memorable out of town […]

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Just Passing Through

Shortly after moving from Chicago to Louisville a few years ago, I was back in Chicago for a short visit. It was so good to be back in the city I love so much. I love the family and friends I have there, the architecture, the lakefront, the grittiness, character and beauty of the city, […]

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The Light of the World

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. – Luke 2:16-18 A few […]

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What If…

“Live for today.” “You only go around once.” You’ve heard these phrases; maybe you’ve even said them. They represent a popular philosophy – in essence, grab for all you can get right now since you don’t know what may happen tomorrow. Similar words are even found in the Bible. When the apostle Paul sought to […]

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Profitable Ideas: Magical Money Thoughts, Raising Less Entitled Kids, and More

A weekly roundup of some of the more interesting and helpful personal finance articles I’ve read recently. Personal finance and magical thinking (The Simple Dollar). Optimism about your financial future can be a good thing. Being delusional or uninformed? Not so good. The best place on earth (The Joy Model). Don’t let money get in […]

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The Ripple Effect of Our Financial Choices

Who are your financial role models? Which of your relatives, friends, neighbors, or co-workers motivate you to make smart money moves? For me, it isn’t the wealthy people I know who live in big homes or drive fancy cars. It isn’t the people who are always the first to own the latest gadgets. It’s the […]

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