Book review: The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey

More than 2 million families have attended Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University in the past 20 years. FPU is a great program especially for those who are struggling financially or who have never had the opportunity to learn basic Biblical financial principles. If you follow the plan, eventually you will find yourself debt free with […]

What is the most important question you can ask? Part 1

I recently read Ask It: The Question That Will Revolutionize How You Make Decisions by Andy Stanley. In it Stanley discusses what is the most important question you can ask before making any decision. The answer might surprise you. I highly recommend this book as I truly believe it could be life changing. The most […]

Book review: The Millionaire Mind by Thomas Stanley

One of the authors that has deeply affected my understanding of financial matters and wealth is Thomas Stanley. His book The Millionaire Next Door helped me understand that financial success has little to do with how much you make and everything to do with how much you keep vs. what you spend. Sadly, Dr. Stanley […]

Book Review: The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine

One of my favorite money-saving sites that I enjoy following is the Money Saving Mom. Crystal Paine and the crew of people who write for her provide tons of money-saving tips to help you save in all aspects of your life. One of the things I appreciate most about Crystal is her story. She talks […]

14 Great books to give this Christmas

I believe that being a reader is one of the most important keys to personal and financial success. We live in a crazy world. Pretty much the only constant we have is change. If you are not constantly learning new things, you will be quickly left behind. Reading is one of the easiest ways to […]

8 of my favorite financial podcasts

I love listening to podcasts. You can think of podcasts as free, on-demand, topical radio programs. There are podcasts available on practically any topic you can imagine including business, entertainment, sports, self-improvement, health, art and literature, politics and current events, technology, education, family, religion, and yes, financial matters. If you have a subject that interests […]

Using Checkout 51 to save money on your groceries

Probably one of the biggest variable categories and one of the areas with the most potential to save is food. Food can range from those who eat out almost every night to those with large gardens who may spend very little, with pretty much every data point between the extremes. While we don’t do the […]

Book review: Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

Have you ever considered how much of your life you trade in exchange for money? ¬†This is the focus of Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez. There are several stages to the “FI” journey. Financial Intelligence The first […]

Book Review: Cure For The Common Life by Max Lucado

A 2013 study performed by Gallup found that only 13% of employees surveyed across 142 countries indicated that they were emotionally invested in and focused on creating value for their organization. Nearly 2 out of 3 reported being negatively engaged which means they felt negative to even potentially hostile toward the organization for which they […]