Book review: The Truth About Money by Ric Edelman

Ric Edelman founded Edelman Financial Services many years ago after spending several years working as a financial journalist. In his work as a journalist he became very concerned that so many financial advisers seemed to be more concerned with their own commissions than with the needs of their clients. He determined to start his own […]

13 Book suggestions for under the tree this Christmas

Are you a last-minute Christmas shopper? Or are you one of those folks that had everything bought and wrapped 6 months ago? Do you have some folks that are hard to buy for? Well, if you are still struggling for some gift ideas here are some book suggestions for Christmas that might help. Financial Basics […]

Book Review: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan

I recently heard an interview with Jay Papasan on the Entreleadersip Podcast. He was discussing the new book he recently co-authored with Gary Keller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. We live in such a hurried world. It seems like every time we turn around more is added to our plate. […]

Review: is a cool site for monitoring your gas mileage

I have always enjoyed keeping track of the gas mileage on my vehicles. While fueling up isn’t one of my favorite activities, especially with what gas prices are these days, it is kind of fun to see how many miles per gallon I can squeeze out of that tank. Over the years I have used […]

Book Review: Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters by Jon Acuff

Jon Acuff tells the story of sitting beside an elderly grandmother a few years ago on a flight back from a speaking engagement. They exchanged some small talk and he gave her a copy of his book, Quitter. He said she read it for a while then closed it, turned to him, and asked: “What […]

Book Review: The World’s Easiest Pocket Guides by Larry Burkett

Larry Burkett in many ways was the modern day father of Christian financial advisers. Through his work with Crown Financial ministries, which he co-founded with Howard Dayton, a variety of syndicated radio programs, and numerous books, he has had a profound influence on many. Simple and to the point I came across these little books […]

Book review: Money and Marriage God’s Way by Howard Dayton

I have admired the ministry of Howard Dayton for many years. In 1985 he started Crown Ministries and in 2000 he merged that ministry with Larry Burkett’s Christian Financial Concepts, forming Crown Financial Ministries. In 2009 he stepped down from his role as the CEO of Crown and more recently has founded a new ministry […]

Book review: Second-Act Careers by Nancy Collamer

In recent years many baby boomers have reached retirement age and found that financially they are not nearly as prepared as they had hoped. The market downturn in the last recession took a big bite out of many people’s retirement accounts. While the market has since gained back all of those losses, many people succumbed […]

Book Review: So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

The popular career advice that is presented by many career coaches these days is you need to discover your passion. You will be most successful when you discover what you are most passionate about and find work that fits within that passion. I recently heard an interesting interview with Cal Newport, the author of So […]