Tag: Financial Education

Pawn Shops, Watches, and Christmas

Everyone has a story. Here is one of mine. What do pawn shops, watches, and Christmas have to do with each other? Let me tell you. Right before my 24th birthday in December 1989 I had a wife, we had a new born daughter, and we were broke. Finances are very personal and can cause […]

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Investment Choices for Beginners

Many people are interested in investing but do not know how or where to begin. Fortunately, there are many investments available for beginners so there is no excuse not to get started. Since investing is the best way to build wealth, that is good news. Let’s take a look at a few fitting ways to […]

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What Is Investing?

Many people believe that investing is only for rich people. That is not true. It might have been true to some extent 15 years ago but things have changed. Companies and services have made it their mission to make investment options available for everyone, including beginners and those who have just small amounts of money […]

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Report Card for Your Credit

What do a report card and a credit report have in common? A credit report is like a report card for your credit and your credit score is is like your grade for your credit. Lenders review your credit report to determine whether or not to extend credit to you and at what interest rate. […]

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God & Money – What About The 90%?

God and money make many people think about tithing. Tithing is the practice of giving 10% of your income to the church. The second thing we think about is the scripture Malachi 3:8 – 10. Many Christians can quote these verses by heart because they have heard them so many times in church. Especially during […]

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Money Messages – How Are They Affecting You?

The messages we heard and/or saw when we were children had the ability to shape us, make us, and/or break us. Some of the messages were positive, while others were negative. Here are examples of some money messages: I’ll never have enough money. When I’m feeling down or bored, I go shopping. If I have […]

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Reset – Do What You Know To Do

We all have been in situations where we have relapsed. We fell off of the proverbial wagon and returned to behavior that we forsook for a better way of life. Whatever the reason – temptation, pride, weakness, etc. we decided go against our better judgement and not follow our plan. This can happen with money […]

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