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God paid a high price for you, so don’t be enslaved by the world. – 1 Corinthians 7:23 On this holy week, in which we remember Christ’s sacrifice and celebrate his resurrection, I’ve been thinking about the apostle Paul’s words above and how they might apply to our finances. What comes to mind when you […]

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Profitable Ideas: When Kids Game the System, Decluttering More Than Stuff, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Why bribing kids backfires (Psychology Today). It’s important for kids to learn key life lessons early in life, but gaming the system is not one of them. Minimalism and decluttering are similar, but not congruent (The American Genius). A helpful distinction for those who […]

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The 5 Budget Mistakes I See Most Often and How to Fix Them

I’ve reviewed lots of people’s budgets (or, as I prefer, “cash flow plans”) over the years. No two are exactly the same because people have different incomes, fixed expenses, priorities, and more. That’s to be expected. When it comes to budgeting, there’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. However, there are certain overarching approaches to budgeting […]

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Profitable Ideas: Frugality and Funny Conversations, How Good Financial Habits Form, and More

Weekly roundup of recommended personal finance articles from around the web. Only an eight (Humble Dollar). Frugal living and the odd conversations it fosters. Low expectations (Collaborative Fund). It’s something of a superpower, and it isn’t the same thing as pessimism.  How do financial habits form — and can they be changed? (The White Coat […]

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Who Really Owns Your Stuff?

How would you describe your house? What type of car do you own? How much money do you have in your checking account? All of those questions seem normal enough. But wait. Is any of that really yours? My main mentor when it came to learning about and then teaching biblical principles of money, Dick […]

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