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Christian Financial Advice and Biblical Stewardship

Homeowner’s Insurance and Pets

If you are looking at buying a home and have a pet, please do your homework first to make sure you can get appropriate coverage on your home.

Should I Save for My Child’s College?

If you have no consumer debts and you are well on your way with retirement savings, then opening a 529 college savings account for your child could be a good idea.

How Much Should I Spend on Housing?

In order to protect yourself from overspending, and from stretching yourself too thin, you should not spend more than 20-25% of your take home pay on your housing (mortgage, insurance and taxes).

Can I Borrow Money from my 401k?

You can borrow money form your 401k, but remember that a 401 loan has to be repaid, even if you're laid off or changing jobs.

Struggling With High Medical Mills?

Struggling with high medical bills? Negotiate payment plans that fit your budget, ask your hospital about charity care programs, and check for local assistance programs.

Budget is a MUST

If you’re not paying attention, you can easily spend hundreds of dollars a month on non-essentials like fast food or pricey entertainment.

Say NO to Revolving Debt!

Revolving debt involves high interest and requires low payments, making it the one that gets many people into financial trouble.

Low-Cost Ways to Becoming Mortgage FREE: Additional Monthly Principal Payment

If you do have some wiggle room in your budget, adding an extra amount to your monthly principal payment is the best way to reduce your mortgage.

Low-Cost Ways to Becoming Mortgage FREE: One Extra Payment a Year

Instead of making biweekly payments, you can decide to make one additional mortgage payment a year, either right after your tax return is received or whenever you get a bonus at work.

Low-Cost Ways to Becoming Mortgage FREE: Biweekly Payments

One simple way to shave 5+ years off of your mortgage is to simply divide your current monthly payment in half, and make biweekly payments instead of one monthly payment.

Are You Living Beyond Your Means?

Are You Living Beyond Your Means?

60-Day Challenge for the Over-Spenders

60-Day Challenge for the Over-Spenders

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Saving

Saving

Little Ways to Save BIG – Go LED

When you switch your whole house from incandescent to LED bulbs, they’ll quickly pay for themselves and you’ll save a good amount of money on your monthly electricity bills.

Little Ways to Save BIG – Car Maintenance

Keeping your tires properly inflated and driving gently helps increase your gas mileage.

Little Ways to Save BIG – More Water

Especially if you have a big family, the monthly food bill can get out of control. Drinking a glass of water before every meal will make you eat less.

Little Ways to Save BIG – Shop Differently

Another step on your way to big savings is the shopping list trick. Make a list before you go into any store, and do not buy anything that is not on the list, no matter how tempting it is.

Little Ways to Save BIG – Electric Devices

Even if you are diligent about turning off electronic items when you’re not using them, you’re missing out on savings if you leave them plugged in.

What are Your Financial Hopes?

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

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