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Setting Financial Priorities: A Framework for Financial Success

It’s easy to make managing money more complicated than it needs to be. That’s because money isn’t just an objective “means of exchange” as the dictionary defines it. Money is wrapped up in our emotions – our hopes, dreams, and fears. And our use of it is strongly influenced by the many messages of our […]

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Profitable Ideas: Hands Off Your Retirement Money, Stretching Your Income Through Minimalism, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Should you take a loan from your retirement savings account? These people wish they hadn’t (MarketWatch). It’s pretty easy to tap into your retirement savings early. Here’s why you shouldn’t. Are you suffering from imposter syndrome? (Visual Capitalist). This is a […]

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We Gave Away Our Van

I know that stuff is just stuff, but some stuff has memories wrapped up in it. Such was the case with our van, a 2004 Toyota Sienna. It was a dealer demo that we bought toward the end of 2003, just before our first child was born.  We brought all three of our kids home […]

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The Greatest Return on Investment

My wife, Jude, made a comment in our small group recently that got me thinking about generosity in a new way. She referred to a household’s giving as a portfolio of Kingdom investments. I like that a lot and can see how thinking of generosity that way could be very encouraging and helpful. Investments, indeed […]

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Profitable Ideas: How the Election Will Impact Your Investments, Estate Planning Documents College Kids Need, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Presidential elections don’t matter (for investments) (Morningstar). Your portfolio is apolitical. Our productivity is limited, but God’s is not (Made to Flourish — h/t to Art Rainer). How faith can bring order into our distracted, online worlds. Two estate-planning documents clients […]

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Profitable Ideas: A Pandemic-Inspired Great Financial Reminder, Running in Place, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. Coronavirus makes emergency funds look like a great idea (Financial Planning). The pandemic is providing a good opportunity to shore up our financial habits and practices. Do you need to create or add to an emergency fund? Fractional shares expose Wall […]

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Profitable Ideas: Best Investing Advice for Teens, Your Chances of Getting Audited, and More

Weekly roundup of some of the best personal finance articles from around the web. What’s the best investing advice parents can give teenagers? (A Teachable Moment). When it comes to investing, kids have an invaluable asset: time. What are the real chances your taxes will get audited by the IRS this year? (Money). In short, […]

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