MediShare Review: A Christian Health Insurance Alternative

My MediShare review below was originally written in 2009 when I was investigating them, but has been continually updated (now for 2018) as I’ve been using them for almost 10 years.  Hope it helps!  If you are in a self-employed situation like myself or just looking for a Christian health insurance alternative, you may want to consider Medi-Share. It is the alternative to health insurance … [Read more...]

How to Calculate Your Net Worth & Why You Should

Did you know that we have a Biblical responsibility to keep track our finances? Proverbs 27:23 says that we should “Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,” You see, thousands of years ago, wealth was measured differently than it is today. They obviously didn’t have paper money, but it wasn’t just silver and gold that functioned as the … [Read more...]

5 Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Nurses, Teachers, Military, and Others

Lately, I have been talking to a lot of folks who are heavily burdened by their student loan debts – some of whom have over $100,000 in student loan debt. And while I believe, according to scripture, we are to pay back our debts, if they are forgiven by the lender then we are off the hook. So all this led me to do some digging about some of the little-known student loan forgiveness programs out … [Read more...]

10 Free Household Budget Spreadsheets for 2018

A reader recently asked me if I knew of any good and free budgeting spreadsheets. Personally, I love Excel and get a kick out of building spreadsheets, but I know not everyone is as interested in that as I am. But whether you like to create spreadsheets or just like to use them, we have a lot of good options for you! Each one of the sheets below are free and are designed to be used with Excel, … [Read more...]

How to calculate your real hourly wage

How much are you really getting paid? A few years ago I read Your Money or Your Life and it is a great book that provided me with a lot of valuable information including calculating your real hourly wage. It’s not as simple as saying, “I make $400 a week and work 40 hours, therefore I make $10/hr.” When you factor in all the additional expenses of having your job (some of which may not be obvious) … [Read more...]

My five favorite quotes from Warren Buffett

I am a big fan of Warren Buffett and he is on a prayer list of guys who I want to see in heaven. And even though we don’t see eye-to-eye on everything, there are lots of areas that he operates using Biblical principles. No one can escape the laws of gravity, and you can try to fight against it or you can use it to your advantage. I find that Biblical principles are no different.  You … [Read more...]

4 Money Habits To Start in Your 20s (that basically guarantee financial success)

This article is a call to all of you just out of high-school, just out of college, or in the newlywed phase. It really applies to any ages, but being in your 20s you have the opportunity to avoid so much financial heartache that so many of us “older” folks have gone through because we didn’t get this advice when we were your age – or we didn’t take action on it. So … [Read more...]

I received a ransom email (and this is what I did)

Last Thursday I was having a really great day. I was getting important stuff done and feeling like I was making some good progress on the day’s goals. My parents were coming into town to visit with us for a few days and the weekend was nearing. And then I got the email. As I was finishing up an article I was writing, I got a message from my assistant that there was an email that I needed to see … [Read more...]

My business is upside down. This is how I am handling it…

A couple weeks ago a very successful friend of mine (Jeff Goins) shared a post on Facebook about how his business was upside down.  And how he was personally funding it to pay the team and cover all the expenses. It resonated with me deeply, because coming out of our Sabbatical Year last year, I find myself in the same position.  There is a lot of cleaning up to do from taking a year off. … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Bundle: Over 75 books worth $1,000+ for just $29

I am excited to be partnering on the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for the next few days.  It really is an amazing collection of eBooks, courses, printables, and a lot more that you can pick up for $29. There are so many great books from Best-Selling authors, bloggers with millions of followers, and true experts in a variety of topics. Click here to see all the books/courses/printables included! The … [Read more...]

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