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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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Only One Thing Is Needed

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She […]

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Profitable Ideas: The Mystery of How Much You’ll Pay for College, 3 Common Retirement Plan Mistakes, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. FAFSA says how much you can pay for college. It’s often wrong. (NY Times). The amount can be deceptively low. Anyone who buys things online is missing out… by ignoring free shopping portals (Business Insider). Another way to rack up points […]

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The Heart of Wise Money Management

There’s a popular myth that managing money effectively is about knowledge and behavior. Figure out what to do and then do it. That’s it. Simple. But there’s a crucial factor missing from that equation: The heart. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 Marketers understand that […]

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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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Profitable Ideas: The Master Life Skill, Inside the Credit Card Industry, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. True long-term career success depends on this most underrated aspect of talent (Fast Company). The ability to wait for a greater reward is considered the master life skill, impacting our careers, our investing success, and so much more. I worked at […]

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The Heart of a Giver

It’s tricky business teaching about generosity these days. Preachers of the prosperity gospel are packing their pews and selling lots of books. Theirs is a “give in order to get” message, based on a misinterpretation of verses like Luke 6:38: Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together […]

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Success Goes to the Steady, Not the Speedy

We’re all drawn to stories of people who achieve “overnight success.” They make for great headlines and sell a lot of magazines and books. Problem is, they’re a myth. In the business classic, “Good to Great,” author Jim Collins explored the reasons why some companies break away from their pack of competitors and achieve remarkable, […]

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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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