Best of the week – December 22, 2012

I had an article published on the Christian Dollar site this week with some thoughts on “the prosperity gospel” movement. You can read what I had to say at:

Is the Prosperity Gospel Biblical?


Here are some articles that caught my eye this week:

7 Money Things to Do Before the Year Is Over

Taking the time to do some of these things today can avoid a nasty surprise when the tax man comes calling in April.

7 Quick Steps to Winterize Your Car

Especially if you live in a more northern climate, you know all too well that we are entering that time of the year when we can expect some bad weather. By taking the time right now to make sure your car is ready for the winter, you might save yourself from being stranded on one of those cold blustery mornings, or worse yet from a costly accident.

The Greatest Lie of Our Generation: “If Only I Had …”

Contentment is such a key component of our financial health. So many times we dig ourselves holes with those “If only’s” that we think will provide us happiness.

 Why do I need renter’s insurance?

If you are a renter it is very important that you have renter’s insurance. Your personal items are not covered by your landlord’s policy nor does it provide you with liability protection if someone were injured in your home. Renter’s insurance is generally not that expensive and it could save you from disaster if the worst should happen.

What to Do When Loved Ones Think You’re a Bank

It can be a sticky situation when a loved one asks to borrow money from you. C0-signing for a loan is almost never a wise thing to do. Even loaning money directly is very dangerous, because if they do not repay it can destroy your relationship. Even if they do it can change the dynamics of the relationship; as Proverbs states “the borrower is a servant to the lender.” It is much better, if you are financially able, to just give the money as a gift.

What Do I Do When My Unemployment Benefits Run Out?

Depending on what kind of deal, if any, that Congress and our President reach on the fiscal cliff issue, it’s possible many may find themselves without unemployment benefits after the first of the year. If you fall into this category, here are some things you can do to soften the blow.

Fun link of the week:

I loved this video. Very cool.

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