Update #8 – March 2017

People.  This month was CA-RAZY!!  I can’t even begin to express to you how excited Rachel and I both are to share this update!  God is so good to us, and His blessings seem to be coming out of the woodwork.  I’m not even going to say anything else, let’s just get to it! The […]

The Light at the End of Our Tunnel

You know what’s crazy?  When Rachel and I got married, we owed more to creditors than we make in a year.  Even if we gave every single penny to them before we bought food, shelter, or anything else for an entire year, we still wouldn’t have been out of debt.  But, you know what else […]

Separation of Church and Bank?

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that we’re following Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps in our effort to clean up our finances and ultimately start building wealth.  And if you know anything about Dave Ramsey, you’ll have heard him refer to various parts of the Christian bible as the […]

The Fitbit Effect

I got a Fitbit in January of 2013.  The official “purpose” for it was because I was switching jobs, and my new company offered health insurance discounts for Fitbit users.  In reality, I’m just a gadget geek and wanted a new toy.  Anyway, I was super excited and immediately set all kinds of fitness goals […]

Update #7.5 – March 7, 2017

Yep, that’s right.  It’s time for the first mid-month update.  As you’ve probably noticed by now, I reserve these update posts for mile markers along our journey towards debt freedom.  Most of the time, they’re just a way to check in and see how we’re doing month-to-month.  Every once in a while, we’ll have something […]

Book Review – “Managing God’s Money” by Randy Alcorn

Note: This article contains an affiliate link.  If you buy the book through the link I provide at the end of this post, I will earn a small commission, which will go towards helping me pay for the site’s hosting fees.  Thank you! We generally read personal finance books because we want to learn how […]

What Does the Bible Say About Giving to the Poor?

Most of us know that the bible instructs us to share our wealth with those who don’t have as much.  But beyond that, there’s no shortage of disagreement on the particulars.  How much are we supposed to give?  Do we give directly, or through a local (or international) church or charity?  Who even qualifies as […]