Handling Money During Emergencies and Crises.

Have you ever had a rough week or two with money?  It seems like the expensive things like to group themselves together on our timelines. And this past week it was the Lewis family’s turn to spend some money. I decided to take care of some overdue basic maintenance things on my house. I hired an

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Telling A Better Story

If we believe what the 90′s sitcoms say about dads, we’d believe that being a good father involves walking in the door from a long day at work, sitting in a recliner, commanding a child to “bring daddy a beer,” having the other kid bring you the remote, and order our wife to get dinner

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Why Credit Cards Are Crippling the Church.

I’m all about convenience. When given the option of ordering pizza for dinner or picking it up on the way home, I’ll always order. My car doesn’t have time for crank down windows. I’m an Amazon Prime member because who has time to wait more than 2 days for something they bought online? When it

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Announcing…. The Debt Movement!

I once met this cool guy named Jeff Rose. You should definitely follow him on Twitter and check out his blog over at Good Financial Cents. He’s asked me to join him in this awesome community to encourage, inspire, and equip people to collectively pay down $10,000,000 of debt. Over the next few weeks I’ll

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All Those Credit Card Rewards.

It’s naive of me to think there are no benefits to using a credit card. There are. I hear story after story of people paying for vacations and airplane tickets and concerts using their reward points. I understand the convenience of swiping a card and then just paying one bill every month. There’s even a

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The Smartest Thing You Can Do For Your Income.

If you’ve ever listened to those fancy financial guru’s discuss investing, you’ve heard the advice about having a well diversified investment portfolio. Of course very few American’s are actually investing to implement this strategy. But the idea behind it is solid financial advice. It basically means, don’t invest all of your money in one thing.

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Working 40 Hours a Week is Dead.

The full time job is dead. The days of finding a position within a corporation, climbing the ladder, and then retiring at age 65 just don’t exist anymore. Don’t believe me? Ask someone graduating college this year how easy it is to find a good paying job.  Check with a 40 year old that just

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There is No Income Ceiling.

If you are wanting to get out of debt or make improvements to your financial position then cutting your expenses is pretty much a necessity. Things like cable TV, restaurants, and shopping sprees are usually the first things to hit the chopping block. But at some point you can slash all frivolous items from your

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