Check out a recent post I had on The Christian Dollar
Micah 6:8 is one of my favorite scriptures. While it applies to all areas of our life, it applies especially well to how we handle our money
Here are some other articles that caught my eye this week:
A great list of things to teach your children. As a Christian I would add a fourteenth item, a faith in Christ and knowledge of His word. If your children grasp these 14 items they will be very much ahead of the game.
Between a rough job market, foreclosures and the other issues we have seen in the economy, adult children moving in with their parents has been a growing trend. While as parents we want to help our children in the short-term when they are hurting, in the long run they are best helped by learning to live independently. If you are facing this situation, this article has some great advice to make sure that it becomes a blessing to all involved. The key to any of these situations is lots and lots and lots of communication. Make sure everyone understands very well what is expected. This is the most critical component.
It is no secret that the cost of college has risen dramatically leading many to assume it is not possible to get a degree without a mountain of student loans. One way to avoid that debt trap is to attend a local community college for a year or two. The costs can be substantially less and you can often knock out many of your general requirements. Just be very careful to verify that you will be able to transfer your credits. I would talk to someone at the 4 year college where you hope to transfer and have them verify that they will accept the credits and if there are particular terms required to transfer them.
Choosing strong passwords is so important. Identity theft is a major problem. You want to make it as difficult as possible to a hacker to guess your password.
Fun link of the week:
Some interesting money trivia I bet you didn’t know.