Creative Giving Ideas: 10 Better Ways to Give

Have you ever given a gift and it just didn’t have the effect you desired?Maybe you’ve given one too many gift cards and you’re ready for something different – something creative!There are better ways you can give - the Bible even has something to say about it!  Below are some better ways you can give and make someone’s day! Whether you are giving to a stranger or someone you know, they’ll be sure to love these gift ideas. 1. Send a plain white card with one compliment inside. The simpl … [Read more...]

Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving

Abraham LincolnWashington, DCOctober 3, 1863An excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation.I do therefore invite my fellow-citizens…to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings they do also…commend to His tender care all those who have b … [Read more...]

The Grass is Greener for Good Stewards

Sometimes it’s tempting to think about the life we’re working toward. We can’t wait until _____________ (fill in the blank). That something could be school, a better job, a bigger paycheck, a newer car or house, or better health.Don’t get me wrong, these things can motivate us sometimes when we feel overwhelmed, and can help to stay on track.  But when the ‘next phase’ is all that we think about, we risk losing sight of what we have in front of us. Is the grass always greener? The idea that … [Read more...]

10 Places You Can Get a Free Bible

The Bible gives hope, changes lives, and encourages people each and every day.  The Word of God is living and active and still applies to us today.The Bible says in Galatians 1:8: But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let him be eternally condemned! If you are new to Christianity, understand that the only true word of God is the Bible itself.  No other books are needed to support the truth in the Bible.  If anyone tries to su … [Read more...]

30 Awesome Zig Ziglar Quotes

Zig Ziglar was one of the most inspiring voices of the 20th century.  His motivational books and speaking events inspired thousands of people to improve their lives.  He wrote over two dozen books and was considered the King of Motivation and the ultimate coach of salesmanship.Unfortunately, Zig Ziglar passed away on November 28, 2012; he was 86 years old.  He will always be remembered for his inspiring words and his encouraging messages.While there are many great quotes out there, today … [Read more...]

Tackling Student Loans

$37,172 This is the average debt load a student will end up with after graduating college.  If you’re like the 66% of all undergraduate students who have taken a student loan, you probably want to get rid of those things as fast as possible.It’s easy to get caught up in the borrowing maze in college and managing your loans can become a headache quite fast.  With lenders selling your loan to other places and changing their name – it’s hard to keep everything straight!Here are a few things … [Read more...]

20 Beautiful Homemade Christmas Gifts

The holidays are great, but buying gifts can get expensive.  Real expensive.But if you’re like me, you enjoy giving gifts to people and watching them open them on Christmas day.  Even better is giving someone a homemade gift that you invested your own time and energy creating.Making a homemade Christmas gift or decorations can be economical and thoughtful at the same time.  If you’re the DIY type of person, consider one of these 20 homemade Christmas gift ideas to make this holiday season … [Read more...]

5 Helpful Moving Tips: What To Do When You’re About to Move

Moving usually isn’t the most enjoyable thing to do, especially if you’re making a move in the heat of summer. You have to consider all sorts of things like travel logistics, getting your stuff (which always seems to multiply) into a moving truck (which always seems to be smaller than you thought), and setting up everything at your new place.Sure, actually moving your stuff might take a weekend but there are a few things you should do ahead of time to make your move go as planned. Since mov … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Retire With Less Money

What if you are one of the many millions of people who have little chance of having a million dollar retirement portfolio by the time you reach 65? Should you abandon the idea of retirement completely and plan on working until you die?Hardly.The reality is that most people will enter retirement with something much less than $1 million. The ability to retire is often more dependent upon factors beyond your retirement portfolio.Here are some ways to enable you to eventually have some … [Read more...]

How to File the Federal Tax Extension Form

Filing a tax extension is simple.  If you need extra time to work through your tax documents and just don’t think you’ll be able to finish your taxes by the April 18th tax deadline, you can file for an extension.Once you file the tax extension form, you’ll have until October 17th 2016 to file your taxes (an extra 6 months).  This doesn’t mean that you get an extra 6 months to pay your taxes.  That’s why it’s so important to estimate you taxes owed and pay them before April 18, 2016.  Otherwis … [Read more...]