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What Are You Worth?

When I was a boy, I was involved in a small business as part of a 4-H Club project. By buying and selling lambs, including showing them at the county…

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3 Keys to Living in Contentment

3 Keys to Living in Contentment

We can learn to live happily even if we are denied things we consider essential.

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Communicating About Money

by Howard Dayton   While I was at work one day I received a text message from my neighbor, Carlos Garcia, asking to schedule an urgent meeting with him and…

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Getting Out of Debt

by Margaret Feinberg While visiting Alaska one summer, I met the man of my dreams. We began dating, and within a few months it became obvious to both of us…

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The Grand Illusion

I want to let you in on a little secret. Whether you know it or not, your marriage is susceptible to the “American Dream Syndrome.” Through an endless parade of…

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Balancing the Family Budget

Balancing the Family Budget

Five pointers that will benefit any couple.

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Where Is Your Treasure?

The streets of Cairo were hot and dusty. Pat and Rakel Thurman took us down an alley. We drove past Arabic signs to a gate that opened to a plot of overgrown…

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5 Principles for Living With Less … and Liking It

Learning to be content with enough.

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Can the Bad Economy Save Marriages?

January 2009 Tough economic times like what we’re going have their way of putting the death squeeze on marriages. So many couples find themselves just like Brenda and Eddie, the…

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Changing Your Financial Direction

Say you’re in Kansas and you want to see the Pacific Ocean. You pack your bags, gas up the car, and grab your morning cup of coffee at the drive-thru….

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Everybody Needs a Budget

by Larry Burkett Financial bondage can result from a lack of money and overspending. It also can be caused from the misuse of an abundance of money. Some families have…

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Grace for the Great Recession

A numbing economic winter has fallen on our land. But unlike the normal temperature fluctuations that are part of any thriving economy, there’s no sign that this present freeze has…

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How Do We Deal With Financial Difficulties?

An expert on money matters, Larry Burkett once said on our FamilyLife Today® radio broadcast, “Of the couples who end up getting a divorce, every survey shows between 85-90 percent…

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Lessons From a Layoff

A bright Colorado spring morning found me pecking away in my quiet workspace, seven months pregnant with our first child and blissfully unaware of … the character development churning in…

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Money Management for the Christian Family

by Walter Moodie with Glen Hoos   In his day, John D. Rockefeller was one of the richest men in the world. For all practical purposes, his money was virtually…

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Surviving the Economic Storm

Plunging home values. Declining stock market. Vanishing credit. Fluctuating gas prices. Ongoing war against terrorism. Failing banks. Soaring food costs. Falling value of the dollar. Swelling budget deficits.  If you’re worried, you’re not alone. You’re not the only one…

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The Value of Money

Money, as defined by Webster’s dictionary, is an economic tool, a “medium of exchange.” Thus, we trade our physical labor for paper money and then exchange our paper money (or…

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