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A Budget Your Family Can Live With

It’s important to plan for how you’ll allocate your financial resources for each month of the year. This process, commonly known as a budget or spending plan, won’t take long to develop but will pay great rewards throughout the year. This article, posted on LifeWay, can help you budget. (Photo by Chris Potter, used by… Read more»

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10 Steps to Financial Freedom

For too many of God’s people, financial stress comes because they’ve fallen into the bad money habits that our culture encourages. Here’s a practical Top-10 List of things you can do right now to get started on the path to financial freedom. From HomeLife, by way of Lifeway. (Photo © Nelos –

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Why Financial Planning Needs More Religion

Acknowledging faith and spirituality helps people better understand their financial goals — and stick to them, says a financial advisor, writing in Money magazine. Candice McGarvey works with clients to integrate faith and finance. (Photo © Mladen Djordjevic –

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Personal Finance Basics

From Kiplinger’s, the financial magazine, here is a page with good resources on how to get your household finances in shape. Just about every topic is covered, from getting out of debt to buying a car. (Photo by, used by Creative Commons license)

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Avoid These Vacation Money Traps

A family vacation can be a major summer expense, filled with unexpected costs. But if you can avoid these seven money traps you can come home with more cash in your pockets, says this article from (Photo by 19melissa68, used by Creative Commons license)

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Why the Church is a Hotbed for Finance Education

Personal finance classes offered by churches are often well-attended by the congregation. Some of the things that make these classes successful can be helpful to people who don’t attend church, too. What would a personal-finance program do for your congregation? (Photo by Jirka Matousek, used by Creative Commons license)

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What’s Your ‘Money Autobiography’?

A “Money Autobiography” assists you in discovering your relationship to money. In writing a money autobiography, some discover that money controls them, while others discover that they control money.   Be sure to check out “Money Autobiography” questions. From the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.


Secrets of a Giving Church

The Christian Reformed Church is a tiny denomination with just a quarter million members, but their members give in an outsized way — more than twice the national average among Protestant churches. They are doing something right, ChristianityToday reports. (Photo by iqoncept, via

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Giving More Without Spending More

What simple changes could you make in your own life to have more money available to give to the Lord and His purposes? When you start thinking and praying about how you use your money, it’s amazing what abundance you can find. From (Photo © June Reed –

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Living Wi$ely

Living Wi$ely is a personal finance and budget counseling ministry that helps participants explore basic concepts of 1) creating and living within a budget; 2) saving, giving and getting out of debt; 3) biblical principles and spiritual issue of money. It is designed to be offered weekly for four weeks. The free online materials include the Financial Workshop Manual and a PowerPoint presentation for each of the four sessions. (Photo (c) Ariel Grimm, ShareAlike License)