Your Money GPS

Our family loves to hike. We live in southern Nevada, so we have hundreds of beautiful hiking trails available to us. I recently told my husband that I would love to hike farther but was nervous to do so. We have four adventurous kids, and I didn’t want to go beyond the range of our cell phone’s map app. The thought of our family getting lost while on a long hike terrified me. To help settle my fears, my husband found a hiking app that works beyond normal cell phone range with the help of satellites. This app essentially turns our phones into GPS trackers. We can now plan our hiking routes in advance and track our progress in real time, no matter how far we go off the beaten path.

Five Financial Steps to Take When Job Hunting

A study from the staffing firm Robert Half revealed that 64% of professionals polled think that changing jobs every few years can be beneficial. That’s a 22% increase over the previous four years. While changing jobs can be a boost to your salary, job hopping can also be a hit to your financial future if […]

Saving Money by Playing Mind Games

Don’t you love the idea of saving money? I think we all like the thought of putting some money aside for future needs by being cautious in how we spend. But sometimes we can talk ourself into thinking we’re saving when we are actually costing ourself more money in the long term. Not eating for […]

Mastery Over Money

Do you disconnect your faith from the more secular aspects of life? If you are like most people, you spend one hour a week in church and are focused on consumerism and materialism the rest of the week. Step away from that a moment and ask yourself this question: “Is what I am doing with […]

Don’t Fool Yourself About Your Finances

Let’s face it, looking at your finances and being totally honest about what you are doing right, what you are doing wrong and what you are not doing at all is not on the top of the to-do list for most people. But if you are not taking a realistic look at your finances, you’ll […]

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way – Crisis, Perspective and Eternity

We’ve all faced a crisis, whether it’s a job loss, serious illness, birth of a special needs child or the death of a family member. These situations and many more can turn our world upside down. Think about crisis stories in the Bible: His brothers sold Joseph into slavery. In a few hours, Job lost […]

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way: God’s Part, Our Part and Debt

People are curious about the Navigating Your Finances God’s Way Bible study. This blog and the next three that follow will provide you with an overview of the study and details about the topics covered. The Navigating Your Finances God’s Way study is done in a small group with no more than 12-14 people including […]

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way

Most people don’t realize how much the Bible says about money and possessions. They may know that Jesus talks about the danger of riches or the need to care for the poor, but when they are told that the Bible has over 2500 verses dealing with money, possessions and basic stewardship principles, they are shocked. […]

Middle Class Money Mistakes

According to a Pew Research study done in 2014, the middle class is defined as people who have an annual salary between $42,000 – $125,000. That is a huge margin between the low end and the high-end earners. If you are on the low end of the income level, you are probably struggling to make […]

What You Need to Know if You are Buying a Car

After a home mortgage, car loans are the largest debts most people have. More than 70 percent of all the cars on the road are financed. Car debt is one of the biggest roadblocks for people on their journey to true financial freedom. It’s especially dangerous because most people never get out of car debt. […]