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Why You’ll Probably Need Less Money To Retire Than You’ve Been Told 2

Why You’ll Probably Need Less Money To Retire Than You’ve Been Told
Don’t let the “retirement police” sap your motivation to keep socking money away.   We’ve all heard it – that mantra that beats out from the gurus and pied pipers of the financial planning and “financial independence” world reminding us of the large sacks of cash that we’re going to need in order to “retire”. ...

Planning: Utilizing Money Now, Not Just in Retirement 8

Planning: Utilizing Money Now, Not Just in Retirement
In the late nineteenth century, an American traveler paid a visit to the influential Polish rabbi Yisrael Meir Kagan, known popularly as the Chofetz Chaim. The American was astonished to see that this revered and renowned rabbi’s living space basically consisted of a simple room filled with books, a table and a bench. The curious ...

It’s Never Too Late to Save for Retirement 9

It's Never Too Late to Save for Retirement
Is it biblical to save and invest money for retirement? What about those Bible passages that seem to teach against saving and storing up for an earthly life? Well, here’s the bottom line: We can be savers and investors only if we are also givers. By acquiring the discipline to save for the future, we ...

Career Growth Is a Worthy Goal 4

Career Growth Is a Worthy Goal
Hey, with very few exceptions everyone has to do something to bring in some money on a regular basis, right? And I find it interesting that when you talk to people about how they earn their pay, most tend to talk about what they do in three different ways. They either say, “it’s just a ...

Crossing The Line: Frugal To Stingy 4

Crossing The Line: Frugal To Stingy
I’m always up for discovering some great ways to save money, and over the years I’ve found out that many of the best ways to save money are also the simplest. And I’ll just say right off the bat that probably the overall simplest and most effective way to save money that has been revealed ...

I Need to Make More Money 6

I Need to Make More Money
Is it okay for a Christian to desire to make more money? Is it okay to want to be rich? Where exactly do we draw the line between “not rich” and “rich”? To put things in perspective, let’s first take a couple of seconds to answer these four questions: - Are you wearing clothes? - ...

Teaching Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money
Teaching kids about money isn’t so hard, just leave them alone and they’ll learn it all on their own from movies, the TV, their buddies at school and observing how their friends’ parents and YOU manage your money. Sound good? Nah, I didn’t think so. Well, while it is true that most kids will probably ...

Are You Filling a Void with the Crown of Consumerism?

Are You Filling a Void with the Crown of Consumerism?
Throughout the economic uncertainties of the last several years there has been a steady stream of finger pointing, name calling and class division, all in an effort to expose those who were responsible for getting us into the largest economic mess since the Great Depression. But in the here and now, calling out the miscreants ...

Will The US Eventually Default On Its Debt? 2

Will The US Eventually Default On Its Debt?
Federal debt has been growing as a percentage of GDP for over 30 years, and everyone agrees that the government must bring its budget under control to keep from further pumping up that giant balloon of debt. But are we past the point of no return? Is there no way out? Reducing the deficit by ...

Finding Things To Give? What’s Up With That? 2

Finding Things To Give? What's Up With That?
Did you know that if you’re an average person living an average life in America right now, you probably have a standard of living that is better than 95 percent of the people who have ever walked on the face of this planet? That’s pretty awesome to think about, isn’t it? Sometimes I wonder, though, ...