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Get Real About Your Finances

Let’s face it, none of us are perfect. We all make mistakes. Some mistakes are big and some are little and many mistakes are a result of bad thinking, because we are not acknowledging reality. Unrealistic thinking about our current

Posted in Finances

How to Pick a Bank and Avoid Fees

We’ve dealt with quite a few banks over the years, as we’ve moved from one location to another (we are currently living in our 9th house) and we’ve usually picked our bank based on how convenient it was to our

Posted in Budgeting, Finances, Wealth

Finding a Financial Planner (part 2)

Last week’s blog was about the background work you need to do when you are looking for a financial planner. This week’s blog is about interviewing a potential financial planner. As a reminder, be sure to interview at least 3

Posted in Bible and Money, Bible and Money Management, Finances, Gratitude

Faith and Finances

When you think of the link between faith and finances there are several ways to view it.  The most common way is to simply ignore it. After all, we earned our money by our hard work, so what does our

Posted in Finances, Stewardship

Your Own Personal Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil is the name of a special groundhog who lives in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. On Groundhog Day (February 2) each year, Phil emerges from his little groundhog home on Gobbler’s Knob. According to the tradition, if Phil sees his shadow

Posted in Budgeting, Finances

Christmas is Coming!

This year… Christmas will be in December! That is really not news, but too often the Christmas season catches people unprepared financially. Consumer counseling agencies see a 25 percent increase in the number of people seeking help in January and

Posted in Budgeting, Christmas, Finances

How to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

The beginning of the new year is a time when most people make resolutions. One of the most common resolutions is to finally get the family finances in order, whether this means spending less, saving more, being more generous, or

Posted in Finances, Spending Plan

Turkey Trot at the Daytona Speedway

The day after Thanksgiving, we took the two teenagers in our life to the Turkey Trot which is held each year at the Daytona Speedway on the weekend after Thanksgiving. It is a combination swap meet and car show with

Posted in Budgeting, Credit, Finances

Everyday is Earth Day

On Friday the world celebrated Earth Day. The original idea for Earth Day came from an environmental conference held in 1968. After two years of planning and a federal proclamation from U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the first Earth Day was

Posted in Blessings, Catholic Money Management, Catholic Perspectives on Money, Finances, Giving

The Devil Made Me Do It

If you enjoy comedians from the 70’s, perhaps you have seen YouTube videos of Flip Wilson and met one of his most popular characters, Geraldine Jones. The tag line of this character was “The devil made me do it,” which

Posted in Catholic Money Management, Finances

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