We did it! Why paying off our house was a top priority

We did it! Why paying off our house was a top priority Honestly, I thought this day might never come. A little over 10 years ago, when my wife and I first discussed the idea of trying to pay off our house early, that day seemed like it was an eternity away. But here we are, and here it is. I’d love to tell you why...

Teach Your Kids How To Be Rich: Simple Ideas For Building Generous Hearts

Teach Your Kids How To Be Rich: Simple Ideas For Building Generous Hearts

Let’s face it – money is a taboo topic in families. As parents, we’re not quite sure how to address it with our kids, so many of us simply choose not to. We do this because we either don’t feel qualified, we don’t think it’s important, or because we don’t know what to say on the topic. I think this will help.

Why Financial Debt Is A Gift For Young Couples

Why Financial Debt Is A Gift For Young Couples

Many new marriages begin with it. Everyone has their reasons behind how the got it – and how it made sense at the time to go into it – but don’t necessarily know what to do get rid of it. I’m talking about debt, and how there is a positive aspect of bringing it into a new marriage.

A Great Tool For Killing Financial Arguments In Marriage

A Great Tool For Killing Financial Arguments In Marriage

The number one cause for divorce in America is fighting over finances. I can understand why. When two people come together in marriage, they bring with them different views of handling money. The result of such a combination is frustration that leads to isolation.

From Shame To Hope, And Buying A Van With Cash

From Shame To Hope, And Buying A Van With Cash In 2004, my assistant walked into my office in tears.  Drowning in debt, she was struggling hard to keep her head “above water.”   She was upside down on a car, owed thousands in student loans, and had credit cards piled up as well.  That day in my office,...

The One Word That Has Made Our Budgeting Fun

The One Word That Has Made Our Budgeting Fun Years ago, when we first got diligent about knowing how we were spending our money, we encountered a problem.  As most would do, we had expanded our spending to match our income.  Meaning, if we knew we had $1,000 coming to us, we planned for that much in spending. ...