8 Things I would tell my 22-year-old self

This week we are starting our 11th Financial Peace University Class. One of the thing that always excites me in leading FPU is when I have young people in the class. It’s a great class for anyone, but especially for young people just getting started out. The principles work for anyone, but they are so […]

17 Verses from Proverbs in honor of Labor Day

Yesterday, at least in the United States, we celebrated Labor Day; a day where we celebrate the hard work of the laborer that has helped make our country great. In honor of that I thought it would be fitting to share some verses from the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs is a terrific book of wisdom […]

Making sure you get your pronouns correct when you get married

Marriage is a wonderful thing. Making the adjustment to being married, particularly if you have been single for a while can be a challenge though. When you are single, you become accustomed to coming and going when and where you want, doing what you want, buying what you want, etc. After you say I do, […]

The secret behind Detroit wide receiver Ryan Broyles frugal lifestyle

You may have heard recently the story of Ryan Broyles, the young wide receiver for the Detroit Lions. USA Today, ESPN, Forbes and several other sites have recently run stories about how despite signing a contract for 3.7 million dollars after being drafted by the Lions in 2012, Broyles and his wife budget carefully and […]

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 […]

Over 100 budgeting categories to get anyone started planning their spending

One of the first steps to creating a monthly spending plan or budget is figuring out what categories you need to track. One sure path to failure in creating a spending plan is not forgetting to account for normal expenses. Below you find a list of more than 100 potential budgeting categories to get you […]

Why the “secret” to financial success isn’t really a secret

I apologize but it is time for me to rant just a little. Bear with me. I love books. In fact I probably already have enough unread books I have purchased to keep me reading for the next 10-15 years. I admit that my book addiction might be just a little bit of a sickness. […]