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071: The Parable of the Rich Fool

Today we take a close look at the parable Jesus taught in Luke 12:13-21, what prompted Him to teach it, and how it relates to us. In This Episode, We Look At: Setting: Jesus is speaking to a large crowd (innumerable) As He had been addressing Lawyers and Pharisees...

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070: Forgiveness in Finances

It's amazing how money can often make monsters out of us. If you've ever borrowed from, or loaned money to others, you may have experienced how the relationship between lender and borrower can become strained. In This Episode, We Look At: Non re-payment of a debt can...

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069: The Big Deal About Little Things

A popular little book has the title, "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!" While there is certainly truth to that—don't make a mountain out of mole hill, don't major in the minors… we also challenge you not to miss the little things that can change lives! In This Episode, We...

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068: CJ Stopped Trying to Tithe

CJ writes, "I try to give what I can when I can; stopped trying to tithe years ago when I had larger sums of money—stepping out on faith—only to get totally destroyed financially. Last time I gave larger amounts regularly, I had a home emergency pop up that led to...

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067: A Biblical Look at Inheritance

Are you hoping to receive an inheritance? Are you putting pressure on yourself to leave an inheritance to your "children's children?" Let's look at both; hoping to receive and planning to leave. In This Episode, We Look At: Hoping to receive an inheritance. If you...

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066: A look at moral investing

People often ask me if a Christian investor can be broadly diversified and avoid immoral companies? In This Episode, We Look At: What factors would be utilized to determine whether a company is immoral or not Do they sell alcohol? Do they sell pornography or Rated R...

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065: Self-Control, the Unpopular Success Factor

The most overlooked aspect of financial health has little to do with having the right strategy, having more income, or being excellent at math. Many writers don't want to talk about it because it doesn't sell books. We are talking about self-control. In This Episode,...

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064: What’s your worst-case scenario?

While I certainly recommend having up to 6 months of living expenses saved up, we ought to completely depend on the Lord and not trust in our savings. In This Episode, We Look At: Could you save enough to withstand a worst-case financial scenario? Should that even be...

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063: Faith and Finances–The Unconventional Episode

The internet, developing science, and our own personal experience have turned our thinking upside down in so many areas. In This Episode, We Look At: We turn conventional beliefs on their ear, from cars to food; from fitness to finances. Is sodium bad for your health?...

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062: Glorifying God Through Employment

The average American will easily work over 100,000 hours during the course of their working years. This is a huge portion of our lives. It should not be solely for a paycheck. In This Episode, We Look At: God thinks bigger! "We must do wordly jobs, but if we do them...

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061: Simplifying the Complicated

Why do we complicate our finances? The rules of financial health are simple. Honor the Lord Spend less than you earn Save a portion Avoid debt In This Episode, We Look At: It's our behavior that drives our finances. Do we consider God when making money decisions? We...

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058: Financial Freedoms afforded by our Founding Fathers

Is Capitalism a Christian system? Gov. William Bradford made a poor decision in the early days of what would become the Massachusetts Bay Colony: He believed that devout Christians would all work together equally for "The Greater Good." Collectivism (socialism) failed...

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059: Biblical Riches

What comes to mind when you hear the word "rich?" Maybe an unattainable goal? Other people? A few select? Sin? In the New Testament, people equated wealth with spirituality. The Pharisees were wealthy—the common folk looked up to them spiritually and were impressed...

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057: The average American is creating wealth for others

I believe we start our adult lives with the erroneous and dangerous belief that revolving debt—and the interest payments that go along with it—are normal and acceptable. In This Episode, We Look At: The average American pays a significant amount of interest every...

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056: The Lost Art of Being Still

Considering all the innovations that supposedly save us time—we are a people who tend to live life at a frenzied, break-neck pace. In This Episode, We Look At: Culture celebrates living a busy life We have a myriad of digital notifications constantly chiming for our...

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055: Embracing Money Technology

Our lives are surrounded by technology. It is at play in every aspect our lives, and yet some have not harnessed technology to improve their finances. It's the Twenty-first Century—come on in, the water's fine! In This Episode, We Look At: Here are some tools we can...

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054: Our Morbid Attraction to Money

We are interesting creatures when it comes to money. Can you identify with some of these adjectives regarding money? Affluent, Broke, Stressed, Generous, Stingy, Protective, Easygoing, Frivolous, Spendthrift, Content, Discontent, Boastful, Lavish, Conservative,...

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053: Rebuilding from past financial mistakes

I'm no fan of learning by making mistakes, but there is value in learning not to repeat that same mistake. It's easy to remind ourselves of past money mistakes and convince ourselves that we are still that person who failed—so why try? In This Episode, We Look At: You...

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052: Are You a Thief?

How easy is it for us to accept our own dishonesty? In This Episode, We Look At: Do we embellish our tax returns or expense reports? Company time—If we are texting, making personal phone calls, or just chillin', while being paid, then we are stealing from our...

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