Most Americans Are Way too Close to Financial Ruin. Are You?
Survey says: 63 percent of Americans have no emergency savings for things like a $500 car repair. This statistic surfaced in a Bankrate.com Money Pulse survey. It means that most people live paycheck to paycheck. If you’re one of them, you know the angst that comes from worrying what will happen if you’re suddenly hit with an unexpected big expense. [read more]
Are You a Financially Fit Millennial? Ask yourself these questions
As our culture continually emphasizes keeping our bodies physically fit, don’t forget to also track your fiscal fitness. Since it’s never too late to get started, we’ve prepared this quiz to help you strengthen your core with smart money moves for millennials. [read more]
Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas
You know the drill. Christmas is coming - there are stockings to be stuffed and gifts to be purchased. But wait. What if we can learn from the Grinch who stole Christmas: “What if Christmas doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” What if this Christmas we give from our hearts, from our time, from our treasure? [read more]
How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving on the Mission Field?
You’re headed to or serving in a part of the world that couldn’t be more different from the United States. Do traditional American holidays like Thanksgiving take a hiatus when you get there? Well, the short answer is no. [read more]
Give Your Tween a Jump Start on Money Management
There are really only three things we need to teach our children about saving money: Save as much as you can, as soon as you can, as long as you can. As helpful as this is, most of us could use just a little more detail on how to build a savings mindset into our kids from preschool to college. So, here are a few tips and resources that can get you started. [read more]
New Youth Accounts Keep Kids Accountable…to Parents
If you want your kids to understand money, it’s important to start young. That’s the driving force behind Start Young Saving and Spending Accounts, the innovative financial tools recently launched to help children and parents work together to learn practical money skills based on biblical values. [read more]