Category Archives: money-finances

Should I loan money to friends and relatives? How do I best protect that relat ionship? Is a loan what some need the most?

   Endless are the tales of friends and loved ones who loaned money but did not get it back.  My father was a good business man. He advised  against loaning to friends. Collecting overdue business debts from  friends especially gets … Continue reading

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Dangers of loaning/borrowing money from friends

“A man lacking in sense  pledges, And becomes surety in the presence of his neighbor.” (Prov 17.18 NAS). The Bible warns individuals against putting  money at risk/personal loans to neighbors. The Bible affirms certain types of loans but not others. … Continue reading

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How To Rationalize Overspending: When Self Control Goes AWOL

Outrunning serious Christian commitment can take creativity. Spouses can be so . . . .  you know . . . . penny pinchy. Say for example you can’t quite fit  the new $86,090, 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon coupe into … Continue reading

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The Book, “The Wisdom Of Frugality: Why Less Is More – More Is Less” Stirs Questions.

Does frugality bring more wisdom, virtue, happiness? Is consumerism driving economic growth a form of patriotism? Jesus’ lifestyle was simple. Yet many affluent Christians live little different from our extravagant, over-spent  culture. Can simple living reduce temptations, worry, while enhancing … Continue reading

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Should We Loan Money To Friends, Strangers?

 Can emotion override biblical wisdom? Proverbs repeatedly addresses co-signing loans. Why? As Erwin Lutzer says, “Loaning money is a trap.” Actually it traps both borrower and lender. If we feel strongly about helping them it is better to give them … Continue reading

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Tired Of Being Broke? Some Money Saving Ideas

  courtesy: goodfreephotos.com We are broke – no savings for emergencies or retirement. The average American’s debt is over 36,000. For a family of two that adds up to 73,000. – <cashmoneylife.com.> It seems that every one wants more of … Continue reading

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Why Did Jesus Allow Judas Iscariot, A Thief, To Keep Their Money? – Part 1

          Mary anointed Jesus with costly ointment but the keeper of their money. Judas, objected: “Why was this money not sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor? This, he said, not that he … Continue reading

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Is The Christian Faith About Getting Rich or Sins Forgiven?

    Is the Christian life about getting big bucks from God or serving our Lord? Is it about super finances or sins forgiven? Is the Christian walk about getting rich or getting right? Does more money equal Christian maturity?  The … Continue reading

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Tired Of Being Broke? Think Like A Millionaire: 12 Ideas

  Does it seem like you are always broke?  Advertising, subtle peer pressure and pride can work to drain off limited funds. Is God blessing you or are you running from His help? Tough choices arise. The following common sense, game plan … Continue reading

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Simple Is Better – Less Is More

  Have you really considered the advantages of living simple? I refer to downsizing materialism? I love these benefits and would not trade them for a free luxury car or motor home! I’m quite serious. Older cars and less costly … Continue reading

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