Crosswalk.com – Finances
  • 6 Easy Budget Tips That Can Cut Couples’ Spending in Half

    Jesse and I have been on a mission for the last couple of years to be completely debt-free by the time we are 33.We were following the Dave Ramsey method for quite a long time, but as life got more busy, we became far too relaxed with our spending money and weren’t being as wise as we should have been with our finances. We were ready to start fresh!I recently shared on my Instagram Stories that the amount of money we were spending (specifically on food) literally made me sick to my stomach.I honestly avoided looking over my bank statements for a while because I knew how reckless we were being with our money, but once we finally did, it was a huge eye-opener. Over the past two months, we have implemented these six tips listed below. And in less than 60 days, we have cut our spending money completely in half!It has been such a huge blessing to us (and to our savings accounts.) Although it takes self-discipline, we feel so much better that we are putting away so much more for our family.Here are six tips to help you cut your spending money in half:Photo Credit: ©Unsplash/Rawpixel

  • Is God Okay with My Expensive Things?

    God wants us to be successful—He just wants to get the glory in the process!

  • How to be Ready for Random Acts of Kindness

    Sometimes being generous calls for more than a compassionate heart and kind word; sometimes it requires you to dig into your pockets and put some money on the table.

  • 8 Ways the Bible and Jesus Warn about Debt

    Did Jesus talk about debt? The Bible talks about it: the Torah has a considerable amount of material about debt and debt remission. Proverbs has warnings about it, and Paul seems to have at least one comment discouraging it, but by and large debt is not considered an important part of Jesus' message.But Jesus did talk about debt, and what he said about it was not a side message, it was a major theme. And why should debt not be one of the themes of Jesus? After all, there's good reason to believe that the theme goes back as far as the Garden of Eden…Photo Credit: ©Getty Images/fizkes

  • 6 Keys to Overcoming Financial Bondage

    Financial bondage isn't everywhere; thousands of people following God's principles live victorious lives of financial freedom. You can, too.

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  • Frank Nico on 2020 Year-End Giving

    Visit CBNLEGACY.org, call 1-800-333-2373 or email PlannedGiving@CBN.org     Year-End Ideas - Optimizing Charitable Giving  There are three focus areas when deciding on optimizing charitable giving while maximizing tax deductions: Appreciated Investments  Cash  Retirement Plans  Appreciated Investments Gifts of Stock Select a highly appreciated stock held for 1-year+ in a brokerage account. Donate stock shares by DTC wire transfer. Benefits Receive an itemized charitable tax deduction at...

  • Dave Says: Use Non-retirement Account to Pay Off Debt?

    Dear Dave, I have $11,000 in a mutual fund account that is not a retirement account. My wife has a retirement account through her job as a teacher, but I do not have one at all. We’re in Baby Step 2, so should we cash out the $11,000 in the investment account to help pay off debt? Chris Dear Chris, If this money is designated as non-retirement funds, I’d say go ahead and cash it out. Use the money to pay down debt, and continue to stay focused working the Baby Steps. Get that debt paid off,...

  • A Hand of Blessing for a Young Military Family

    Chesapeake, VA Kyle says, “I knew that she was going to be great. She's very strong. She’s conquered a lot of things. She did great. So, very proud of her.”   Emily is a stay at home mom and homeschools all four kids. Managing the household on a sailor’s salary isn’t easy. In fact, the couple was often forced to buy food and other necessities on credit cards and personal loans. The monthly payments became too much to handle.  Emily says, “There's a lot of worry. A lot of how we're going to get...

  • How to Land Your Dream Job

    During this way too long pandemic, thinking about your "dream job" may seem like a waste of time. "Forget about a dream job," you might think, "I just need a paycheck!" Whether you are job hunting or in work that you desperately want to escape, you may be tempted to take any job to get out of your current situation. While it's true that at times it makes sense to take a less-than-ideal job to bring in some money, you don't want to get stuck in a dead-end, poor fitting, soul-deadening job. The...

  • From Debt and Despair to a Life of Financial Freedom

    Rhonda Bell dreamt of a better financial future. She felt stuck working two jobs with irregular hours. “And I had to do both jobs even to have just enough. I remember one time when I out of work; I just dug around my house for change ended, and I up finding like, in change, $13.76. I was able to buy groceries; I had no food. I just really wanted a career. I wanted the Lord to bless me with something stable.” When friends encouraged Rhonda to go into healthcare, she prayed about it. She believed...

Focus on the Family – Finances
  • Getting a Handle on Your Family Finances (Part 2 of 2)

    Offering his expert advice on money management, radio host Dave Ramsey explains how couples can avoid conflict by negotiating a budget, and how they can teach their children wise financial principles. (Part 2 of 2) The post Getting a Handle on Your Family Finances (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Getting a Handle on Your Family Finances (Part 1 of 2)

    Offering his expert advice on money management, radio host Dave Ramsey explains how couples can avoid conflict by negotiating a budget, and how they can teach their children wise financial principles. (Part 1 of 2) The post Getting a Handle on Your Family Finances (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Changing Bad Money Habits

    What do you do when it feels like you and your spouse can't agree about money? John and Erin will share how to be patient when you and your mate are struggling to find financial unity. Featuring Mr. Chuck and Mrs. Ann Bentley. The post Changing Bad Money Habits appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • When Your Money Habits Clash

    Money. It's one of the most common reasons couples fight. To help ease financial tension, John and Erin will share a helpful key for when you're frustrated with your spouse's financial choices. Featuring Mr. Chuck and Mrs. Ann Bentley. The post When Your Money Habits Clash appeared first on Focus on the Family.

  • Fasting for a Financially Fit Future (Part 2 of 2)

    In a discussion based on her book The 21-Day Financial Fast, Michelle Singletary offers expert guidance for managing your money wisely so that you'll experience financial freedom and peace. (Part 2 of 2) The post Fasting for a Financially Fit Future (Part 2 of 2) appeared first on Focus on the Family.