December 7, 2010

Woman Refuses to Pay Mortgage for 25 Years ___I read an article yesterday about a 71 year old lady who has been living in her house for the last 25 years and hasn’t made a single payment on the mortgage. That’s right. Since 1985, Patsy Campbell hasn’t made a payment on the $63,803 mortgage because she claims that improper transfers of the mortgage between banks has left the documents unclear and she has about a dozen other reasons why she… Read more

December 6, 2010

Book Review:  Gazelles, Baby Steps and 37 Other Things Dave Ramsey Taught Me About Debt If you haven’t visited the site Stuff Christians Like, you should check it out immediately. (Well, try to curb your enthusiasm and finish this article first.) Jon Acuff is the mastermind behind the blog and book Stuff Christians Like and creates hilarious articles that cause you to think (or just plain laugh out loud).   Just this year, Acuff was recruited by Dave Ramsey to… Read more

December 3, 2010

Aah, yes, the old Hymns of Glorious Praise. You know, the brown book on the back of the pew at church that you use for something hard to doodle…eerr…take notes on. The hymns inside are filled with Christian doctrine that is fundamental to what we believe and the truths found in the songs written in the 1800s are still applicable today. Here are some excerpts from five hymns that I feel share a message that we can apply to grow… Read more

December 1, 2010

Another month has flown by! Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, :) and now it’s December already – unbelievable! I can’t express how much I enjoy putting together material for Faith and Finance. Having a great group of readers has made all the difference as the blog grows, so thanks again for following Faith and Finance. If you just found this site, I’d love if you subscribed via email or RSS. Faith and Finance Stats Take a look at the progress… Read more

November 29, 2010

Last week we discussed online tithing and if churches should offer an online option for giving. I mentioned that my wife and I use a credit card to pay for our tithe and wanted to address the issue of churches accepting tithe from credit cards. Should You Tithe With a Credit Card? Some churches only allow online tithing through debit cards, NOT credit cards. Having a credit card option can be a good thing for those who want to tithe… Read more

November 27, 2010

Faith and Finance Favorites This week included a lot of great posts on giving thanks mixed with posts about Black Friday. A lot of blogs did a great job with both subjects (as opposite as they are..:) ). Here were my favorite posts from this week. Being Thankful for the Blessings of Property Shawn Ritenour @ Foundations of Economics 9 Homemade Christmas Gifts That Might Actually Get Used Bob @ Christian PF Thanksgiving | You’ll Find What You’re Looking For… Read more

November 25, 2010

We live in an online world where you can do just about everything on the Internet – including paying your tithe. The question is, should churches allow online tithing? Before I attempt to outline both sides of the argument, I want to say that my wife and I utilize our church’s online tithing option. We pay our tithe with our credit card, which we pay each month (oftentimes every week). We do it because of the convenience of having all… Read more

November 24, 2010

Each year around Thanksgiving, it’s common to think about the things you’re thankful for. My list includes freedom in Christ, my wife, family, and living in a free country just to name a few. I wanted to take a different approach this year, so I tried to think of someone in the Bible who always appeared to be thankful – The Apostle Paul. It’s not hard to read through his letters and find verse after verse expressing his thankfulness. Reading… Read more

November 22, 2010

I love the book of Proverbs and always wanted to dissect the book and pull out the verses that talk about money.  After I sorted through each chapter, I made note of each verse that I felt referenced an aspect of money.  To my surprise, I pulled out 101 verses that could be categorized into 10 groups: Wealth in Wisdom and Knowledge, Hard Work, Rich and Poor, Greed, Provision, Giving, Wealth, Debt and Lending, Stewardship and Investments, Righteous Living. If… Read more

November 19, 2010

Here’s my roundup for this week. Interesting articles I read this week: My Pay Stub Deductions @ Budgeting in the Fun Stuff How to Deal with Criticism (No, it doesn’t involve brandishing any weapons) @ Money Help For Christians Why I Said “Yes” … and then “No” to My Cell Phone Protection Plan @ Personal Finance By The Book 3 Tips to Find / Create a Side Job @ Christian PF Check out my guest posts! Reaching Your Goals: A… Read more

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