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5 Things Singles Can Do To Be Financially Stable

No one cares about your financial life more than you. As a single woman, I learned this fact years ago. My financial success depends on how well I can build and manage long-term wealth. I don’t have a spouse who can bail me out of debt or a financial crisis. So I have to keep my finances in order. Besides, …

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When Your Spiritual Life Feels Like It’s Dying

Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. –Mark 4:18-19 Is something choking your spiritual life? In the parable of the sower and the seed, Jesus outlined four different scenarios of seed planting. Some seed …

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Four Secrets To Financial Success And The One Reason They Matter

The bedroom in my first apartment was so small I think it might have actually been a closet at one time. The walls in the kitchen/living room were so thin that I often watched the same programs as my next-door neighbor just so I could sync up the voices I couldn’t help but hear with the lips on the screen. …

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Tax Tips For Entrepreneurs

It’s that special time of year—tax time! April 15 is right around the corner and you’re probably already receiving your tax documents such as W-2s and 1099s in the mail. An increasing number of workers are entrepreneurs, including those who freelance on the side and those who are self-employed. If you find yourself collecting 1099s for freelance work you have performed …

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Single Parents: 10 Ways to Create a Joyful Christmas

The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the checkout line at Toys”R”Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to provide Christmas for their children. These four simple …

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The Way You Spend Money Flows from Your Heart

In 2007, at the age of 24, I stood in a courtroom with a bald attorney whose name I don’t remember. I was there to file bankruptcy, and barely able to lift my head due to the shame I felt. It’s a memory I would love to forget. It’s certainly not something I bring up in mid-conversation over lunch with …

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Despising The Days Of Small Beginnings

As I was walking up the gigantic hill towards my NYC apartment, I noticed a silver 10-cent coin glistening in the sun. I heard the Lord’s still, small voice whisper, “Pick it up.” My quick and unfiltered response was: “That’s silly, I don’t need 10 cents, plus the guy sitting on the stoop will think I’m pathetic, or poor, or …

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What Retailers Don’t Want You to Know About Rebates and Christmas Shopping

Christmas shopping can be costly. Christmas present buying is rarely planned for. So we get to the holiday season and just do the best we can. The key is looking for the good deals. A recent advertisement marketed an $800 computer for $300. What was the catch? You had to go through the process of getting a $500 rebate to …

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Is A Bad Credit Score A Dating Deal Breaker?

Is a bad credit score a dating deal breaker?

Surveys are designed to show a cause-and-effect relationship. Some surveys are the master of the obvious, making one wonder why time and money was invested in the first place. Then there are the surveys that just leave you scratching your head. Apparently, a bad credit score is also bad for your dating life and can even affect marriage potential. According …

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Talking About Money Before Marriage

Talking about marriage and money

You are dating that special person. You know that he/she is the right person for you. You go through the process of thinking through every aspect of your present and potential future relationship to make sure that you are going down the right path. Those conversations range between parenting to passions to Christianity. However, there is one conversation that most …

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