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Budgeting on a fluctuating income

One of the most difficult budgeting problems for families with fluctuating incomes, such as those whose salary is based on commission sales, is knowing how to allocate monthly spending …

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Is Poverty Spiritual?

This month‟s Money Matters begins a two-part series on extreme views about finances. This month we will focus on the view that Christians must be poor to be holy …

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``Just a little bit more‟

In the 1920‟s, a reporter asked John D. Rockefeller, a wealthy businessman in America: “How much is enough?” His answer was fascinating: “Just a little bit more.” …

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Christmas - Celebrate Jesus

Worried about the influence of commercialism on your observance of Christmas? Here are some ideas for spending less and focusing on Christ …

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New Year Resolutions

Does money burn a hole in your pocket? Does buyer’s remorse set in after you have spent your money? If this sounds familiar, how can you manage your spending …

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Contentment

“But godliness actually is a means of great gain, when accompanied by contentment” (1 Timothy 6:6). Contentment is about a willingness to be satisfied with what you have …

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Seeking Good Financial Counsel

Listed below are four basic principles that Christians need to consider in seeking and selecting good, godly financial counsel …

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Creating Your Will

A Will is one of the most important components of estate planning. It is a legally binding document that records your final wishes and instructions …

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Retirement Is It Mandatory

To most people in our society, retirement is a time when they can stop work completely and start enjoying life. This idea is very appealing. However …

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Do I Need Life Insurance?

Two questions often asked by Christians with regard to life insurance are: “Is insurance scriptural?” and “Does owning insurance reflect a lack of faith?” …

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Saving For Your Child's Education

There is no single best option for saving for our children’s education and each family needs to weigh up the different options available, depending on their own financial circumstances …

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Do’s and Don’ts of credit cards

Credit card debt continues to grow in New Zealand, increasing by 4% in the year to December 2008, even though credit card spending is beginning to fall …

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Should all of us be rich?

Our society has been dominated by a philosophy that says, “Seek worldly pleasures, spend with reckless abandon, and borrow to get what you can’t afford.”

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Five mistakes couples make with money

Money is hard to talk about. Following a realistic budget is the key to managing money well. This sounds easy, but different personality styles can make it frustrating to work together …

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Should I Start a Business?

Many people who are unhappy in their jobs, or who are without a job, consider going into business for themselves. Sometimes this is a good option and sometimes it’s not …

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Pledge or faith promise?

Part of being a good steward of God’s possessions is giving back to God a portion of what He’s entrusted to us …

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