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093: The Parable of the Talents

Jesus used parables to teach spiritual truths, using terms and elements of life that people can easily relate to. This parable is one of sixteen parables that are related to money. While we see that money is involved, it is not the heart of the parable. In This...

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092: Stepping Over Dollars

Many times our attempts to be efficient and save money actually costs us a lot more, in money and time. In This Episode, We Look At: Paying for a gym membership for our health and fitness goals, while buying food that is contrary to our goals. Being overly concerned...

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091: Avoiding Financial Mistakes

Financial mistakes can be very costly. While our parents most likely encouraged us to learn from our mistakes, it's even better to learn from the mistakes of others. In This Episode, We Look At: Identifying, ahead of time, some potential financial mistakes. Learn the...

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090: Present and future rewards

Our tendency is to focus on today's pleasures, blessings, and rewards. And we have our own definitions of the rewards we desire. In This Episode, We Look At: God often rewards us today with increased opportunities; newly opened doors to serve, the privilege of new...

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089: Personal finance God’s way—recorded live

Today's episode was recorded at Moses Lake Baptist Church during a Faith and Finances Conference In This Episode, We Look At: The incredible benefits of being purchased possessions of a holy, gracious God. Our part in God's financial plan. What financial stewardship...

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088: Managing Your Money in the Real World

So you've got a budget… very cool! I get a fuzzy feeling when my budget is written and my wife and I agree upon it. However, I get a sick feeling a month later when I learn that we did not stay within our budget. Going over budget in one or more areas creates a...

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087: A Biblical Review of Today’s Retirement

What does Retirement look like today? Are we stressing to have everything ready by age 65? In This Episode, We Look At: While we do not find retirement in the New Testament (the Levities in the OT were required to retire at age 50), there are certainly principles that...

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086: On Offerings

How do offerings fit into the Christian's life? Is there a command? In This Episode, We Look At: Giving demonstrates Christ's lordship in our lives. Giving doesn't empty me of resources, it transfers my resources from earth to heaven. Christians give generously, God...

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085: Resolve to Set Goals

'Tis the season for resolutions and goals.   I love goals. Resolutions? Not so much. Why? The Average Joe (or Josephine) excitedly set out on his/her resolutions and then abandons them after about 2 1/2 weeks (on average)     In This Episode, We Look At: The lack of...

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084: A Biblical Take on Bitcoin

There has certainly been an evolution of how we conduct commerce. It appears the majority of financial transactions today are paperless—just numbers transferring dollars. But how do we answer the question, "Should we invest in BitCoin?" In This Episode, We Look At:...

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083: It’s a Wonderful Financial Life

We must admit that It's a Wonderful Life is a must-see family favorite for the Christmas season. In today's episode we decide to have fun in  picking out the many financial lessons that can be gleaned from this 1946 award-winning classic.   In This Episode, We Look...

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082: How to have a memorable Christmas

Long after the toys and gifts are broken or forgotten, our families will remember the Christmas experience. In This Episode, We Look At: Several ideas to create a memorable Christmas season including: Go to church: What better place to be on Christmas Eve than in the...

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081: “I’m not greedy!”

TV shows like "American Greed" draw us in with curiosity and then feed our focus on other people's greed. "It's someone else's struggle or sin, not mine." It's funny how easily we can measure how much is too much for others, but can't seem to find that "too much"...

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080: Success Confusion

What is success? Searching that on Google brings up 949 million hits making it a pretty popular subject! The World is very preoccupied with success. But how is success measured? Have you ever felt the pressure of not "arriving" yet? Or, perhaps you are not in the...

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079: Fun with Financial Literacy

Today we decided to provide a financial quiz. We'll ask the questions, give you some time to choose your answer, then we'll discuss what we believe the answers to be. Give yourself $5 for every question you answer correctly (Put it in savings—you'll be glad you did!)...

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078: The Key to God’s Promises

Let's face it, we are human and we want all of God's promises. "Take care of all my needs and wants, protect me and my family, advance my career…" Some may think, “I’m a child of the King—so I should be living like a king!” 1 Corinthians 4:8 Now ye are full, now ye...

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077: Is Your Home an Investment?

There is a lot of talk on the subject of renting vs buying. While counselling and advising couples, I often hear them say something like, "We can't wait to get a house. We are just throwing money away renting a place!" and "Besides, a home purchase is an investment."...

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076: How to Avoid Major Life Regrets

Little regrets can happen daily. For many of us, regrets are realized years or even decades later in life. We may wish that we had spent more time with family, taken better care of our health, and saved more money. For the child of God there will be a day when we...

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075: Mortgages And Cosigning

In This Episode, We Look At: A Mortgage is not Consumer debt weighing on your shoulders. No one is going to offer to buy your credit card debt A mortgage should not be viewed as a sin, citing Romans 13:8 "Owe no man any thing". The Bible warns about being/staying in...

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074: Have you forgotten who you are?

How often do we resign, throw up our hands, and say, "I can't fix my marriage", "I can't get on top of my finances", or "I can't quit lusting"? It seems our first response is "I." "I can't"…and that is true. We cannot do anything good on our own. (Romans 7:18) I...

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