Prime the pump

Many of you have heard the story about the traveler who was lost in the desert and out of water. He was literally dying of thirst. He knew that death was near unless he found water soon. In the distance, he saw a shack. When he got to the shack, he saw a water pump […]

Handle the money

Wonderful, now you’re married! Who is going to handle the money? Who is going to pay the bills? Usually, couples decide that the one who likes math will handle the family finances. This is a great decision you think. It makes perfect sense to the two of you. Let me tell you, you could not […]

The Privilege of Giving

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 2014 He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.—2 Corinthians 9:6 I heard the story of a Southern preacher who was speaking to his congregation and said, “We have to crawl before we can walk.” The congregation responded in unison, “Let us crawl, […]

Earn 13% to 29% interest

During this time with extremely low interest on savings accounts, money market accounts, mutual funds, and other financial instruments, you are hard pressed to earn 13% to 29% interest or more. However, there is one place where you can get these returns. That place is your credit cards. If you are carrying a balance on […]

Finances and dating

Some of you might be dating someone whom you are thinking about marrying. You might have been dating for awhile but have never discussed money. You don’t have a clue about the other person’s finances. Before you decide to marry someone, you need to discuss finances. What if you are a saver and they’re a […]

Organize your bills with Manilla

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Be Strong and Courageous

As I read this devotional today, I realized that this applies to our finances. We cannot give up or become discouraged as we struggle to get out from under the burden of debt. We must keep our eyes focused on God. We must not be fooled by the “fog” because we might be right near […]

Health and Finances affect work productivity

Did you know that if you have financial concerns it will affect your work productivity? According to the June 2010 issue of Benefits Selling magazine, 65% of employees who are in poor or fair health are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Thirty-four percent who are in good health are living paycheck-to-paycheck. Forty-three percent of those who are in […]

Teaching Children About Lordship and Contentment

“God Is Faithful” Today – July 26th “Who has a claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me.” (Job 41:11 NIV) Teaching Children About Lordship and Contentment by Chuck Bentley If your children never understand God’s lordship and never learn contentment, they stand a good chance of becoming self-focused consumers who […]