Category Archives: Finance

Is Craig Ford Dumb for Paying Cash for His House?

Craig Ford, who writes the usually excellent Money Help for Christians blog, is buying his house for cash.  But the Devil’s been tempting him, suggesting he’s dumb to not take out a mortgage.  You can read Craig’s reasoning here. The … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Leah Ingram, who blogs at SuddenlyFrugal.com just got her power back, and with it heat, light and hot water. In a blog post about Hurricane Sandy, Leah comments:  “In our main fridge, everything was a total loss. At least I … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy: Time to Sell Some Possessions to Give to the Poor?

Just yesterday, I read yet another one of those articles promising a way to build riches without hardly lifting a finger. Then I turned on the TV and saw the destruction wrought by Hurricane Sandy.  This morning, it got even … Continue reading

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How to Break Up with Your Bank

Banks are gouging their customers even more these days.  If you’re thinking about moving to a different bank, here’s a check list to help you with the process.

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Appeals Court: Texas Can Defund Planned Parenthood

A federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled the state legislature can cut funds to abortion providers. The Texas legislature’s decision to cut funds to Planned Parenthood and other abortion-related organizations has overcome a court challenge. Planned Parenthood sued, saying … Continue reading

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Is College Worth Seeing Your Social Security Benefits Slashed?

I’m going to get a little heretical here.  Among the various “gods” ascribed to by Americans is the belief that one simply has to go to college, and the very best college, at that. Not everyone believes this, of course.  … Continue reading

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How to Set Up a Comfortable Home Without Breaking the Bank

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is a guest post by Craig Ford, a missional entrepreneur and former missionary to Papua New Guinea who is on a journey to discover how God wants Christians to manage their finances. Each day he’s searching … Continue reading

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Achieving Happiness with a Simple Lifetime Financial Plan

Maybe you’ve noticed that although the Great Recession has been going on for over five years, many people – perhaps most people – are in significant financial distress. Despite their best efforts, they haven’t any real plan for how to … Continue reading

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Does the Way Warren Buffett Selects Stocks Reflect a Catholic Approach?

Warren Buffett isn’t Catholic.  But if Catholics are expected to strive to simplify their life –  and I believe we are –his investing approach is well worth studying. In a field that most resembles the Wizard of Oz – with … Continue reading

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Churches Overlook Women as Donors: Study

Many churches are missing opportunities to involve Christian women in philanthropy, with ministry leaders too often speaking “man to man” — despite the fact that women now control more than 51% of personal wealth nationally, according to a 2012 national … Continue reading

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