Best of the week – February 21, 2015

Here are some articles that caught my eye this week….

Silas and his self-imposed “budget” (AKA: Yes, your children are watching you!)

Loved this story. Our children are watching. We can tell them what to do, but our actions will often make a much greater impact than our words. Don’t lose heart though if you have made mistakes with money. You can use your mistakes as learning opportunities too.

What Does It Mean To Be a Christian Money Manager?

For those of us who are Christians, we have probably heard at some point verses that tell us that all we have belongs to the Lord. Intellectually on some level we may even say we believe that. But if we really believe that all we have belongs to the Lord and we are just managers of it, do our actions show it?

11 strategies for saving on groceries without clipping coupons

I still believe coupons can be an effective way to save, but they are hardly the only way to to save. We have often found a store brand for less than the name brand with the coupon. Some store brands are noticeably inferior, but most we have tried are indistinguishable from the name brand. The most important key is to know the going prices for the items you buy most often. As with almost every type of purchase, the person with the most information will get the best deal.

Before Your Next Purchase, Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

Here a three unique perspectives on making a purchase that you probably have not considered before.

5 Reasons to Put Your Retirement Plans Ahead of Your Children’s College

As parents we want our kids to have every opportunity in life. One of those opportunities is getting a college education. While it would be great to be able to pay for your children’s education, it is important to make sure you don’t prioritize college over your own retirement savings. The truth is your child has options for paying for their education. When you are 65 or 70 years old you may not have options for funding your retirement.

7 Ways to Save Money Through Your Employer

Many companies have the ability to get volume discounts on the items they purchase and often the suppliers may provide you with the same discounts on your purchases.

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