Though poverty is a real affliction for those who do not earn a living wage, many families with decent incomes experience chronic financial trouble because they don’t know how to manage their money. Dave Sanford suggests some strategies that can help couples get a handle on their money. (Photo: Anssi Koskinen, Creative Commons)
Now that 2020 is in the rear-view mirror, we look with hope and optimism to a better year ahead. Start out the new year right by making some personal and household financial decisions that can help put you on more-solid ground. From msn.com.
This past year has been a real doozy, with a pandemic, an economic roller coaster and a grueling election cycle. And yet the tax year will still close in just a few days. Forbes magazine has compiled a number of tips to help you end the year tax-smart. (Photo: Got Credit, Creative Commons)
Two weeks out from Christmas is no time to forget about your desire to stay on budget for your holiday spending. Even if you’ve already spent more than you planned, these tips from Laura Greutman will help you from straying further. (Photo: Maitree Rimthong, Pexels.com)
With millions of people across the country unemployed or furloughed, coronavirus has curtailed the cash flow of many families who still have bills to pay. Here, from Fortune magazine, are some coping strategies.
Members of faith communities are already feeling the financial pinch from the disruptions caused by responses to COVID-19. Providing access to resources that outline where and how to get help and offering safe digital space to talk can help lessen anxiety and fears. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a great place to start. (Photo: […]
You’ve probably heard talk about the importance of emotional resilience, but how about financial resilience? Managing one’s money faithfully is a profound act of stewardship. How can you help others in your faith community cultivate more resilience when it comes to money? This article offers suggestions. (Photo: Neil Cummings, Creative Commons)
Here’s a wonderful resource written for those preparing for church vocations but equally applicable for anyone who wants to align personal money practices with beliefs and values. This book, written by Bob Massie and produced by Yale Divinity School with support from the Lilly Foundation, is available for PDF download. (Photo: © Alfredo Muller – Fotolia.com)
Most Americans believe their financial knowledge is pretty good, but financial literacy is on the decline, says the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. How savvy are you? Take the Christian Science Monitor’s online quiz to find out what you know — and what you need to know! (Photo by Alberto G.: Creative Commons)
Author and bookstore co-owner Ann Patchett gave up buying stuff (well mostly) for an entire year. “The unspoken question of shopping is ‘What do I need?’ What I needed was less,” Patchett writes in the New York Times. Read about her year and what she experienced during this experiment. Could you go a whole 365 […]