Sunday, January 31, 2010


Most people have never heard the word. And, of those who have they get a bad or uncomfortable or angry feeling and may not even be sure why.

Tithing is a principle mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible. The nation of Israel was to give 10% of their income to the church and that was to be an acknowledgment of the fact that it is God who owns all and returning the tithe was an act of obedience. The money was used to provide the needs of the temple and provide for widows and orphans. There are many promises of blessings to those who brought the tithe. Any can find more information on this if they are interested.

What part the tithe pays in the lives of modern Christians is much debated. But those who do tithe have often given many stories about how they have been blessed once they began tithing and how their whole situation or opportunities have turned around once they began tithing.

Personnally I believe that tithing is an essential basic principle for any Christian.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stop the Abuse: It's Time to Break Up With Your Big Bank

Stop the Abuse: It's Time to Break Up With Your Big Bank

If you have been living in the trenches you might have found that one of your adversaries was your bank. Whether it came through rising interest rates, overdraft fees, or not working with you on your mortgage it is abundantly clear that the big banks have been part of the problem and not part of the solution.

We are their customers. And, as all customers that don't get good service it may be time to consider moving your business someplace else.

If you have have had even a moment of frustration with your bank over the last couple of years I'm sure that you will appreciate the article at the top of this posting.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

For couples

Much of my writing is directed toward the one person who manages the finances. This could be a single person or a marriage where one person is designated to handle the primary financial responsibilities. Marriage provides additional opportunities and challenges in managing finances because it is easy to start pulling in different directions. Community property laws in most states further complicate the autonomy of an individuals choices because one person in very real ways becomes responsible for the choices of another. A veritable hot bed of subjects to fight about. The link to the article below raises many of these issues and gives some thoughts on dealing with them. I have been adding more links to the writings of others lately because there is so much good information available right now. Of course, I highly recommend reading "In The Trenches, Financial Survival in Times of Hardship" but I also acknowledge that there are many good sources out there to assist in your journey. The more you can read the more ideas you can have to get your family through any difficulties you might be having. The American Economy must be rebuilt one family at a time.