How to know when it makes more sense to rent and when you're ready to buy your first home
If you're really serious about getting out of debt and pursuing your dreams, you have to get intentional about it.
Every single person with any combination of Money Personalities can learn to be a cheerful giver.
If you are seriously dating, you want to make sure your significant other approaches money in a way you can live with and appreciate.
As you pray about and pursue relationships, consider these three steps to find your match.
God commands it, and your future wife will love you for it. Are you up for the challenge of being the primary financial provider for your family?
When you think about giving, are you thinking about God's pledge of blessing or grumbling about your ever-decreasing wallet?
The 'normal' way American young adults spend money is a problem. Learn how to live within your means with these three practical steps.
It's important that we admit we don't have life all figured out and seek out wise mentors to help guide us.
Dana didn't have enough stuff, she thought. Then she thought again.
For months, Todd's been sharing his financial wisdom. Ever wonder where he got it? Now he shares his personal story of recovery from crushing debt.
What is God's view on borrowing, saving and giving?
"Saving yourself" for marriage is one way to bless your soon-to-be spouse. But there's value in saving other things as well.
It had been many years since we'd talked about values and dreams and plans and goals. It was time for a refresher.
One reader thinks the Boundless money columnist has done everything right financially. But she's wrong.
Some say less is more. Where money is concerned, though, more can be less.
Don't sacrifice integrity just to get a good deal.
Most future-minded college students prize their academic record. But they ignore another kind of record that’s even more powerful: their credit record.
Will I find that my savings have rotted one day because I refused to turn them over to God?
You don't have to be a genius to learn about money. Financial lessons abound. Even in Dr. Seuss storybooks.
Tired of hearing that debt is bad? Temple's here to show you how to get into debt — lots of it.
You're in a financial hole — and it's a deep one. How do you even begin to get out?
What mistakes do I need to avoid when buying a home — and is there anything distinctive a Christian home buyer needs to consider?
For me, the most chilling money verse in the Bible is Luke 16:11. What does it say? And what can I learn from it?
Last month we talked about "why" you would want to pay off your mortgage. Now we talk about "how."
How do I look at a mortgage from a distinctly biblical worldview? Should it be my goal to pay it off?
"They sold their possessions and their goods," I read. Well, that's nice, I thought — for them.
I didn't expect a sermon from the 1700s to teach me much. But he was right then, and, surprising to me, right now.
We tell ourselves that we'd never sell our birthright for a bowl of stew. But do we just have a higher price?
It was only a 30-second radio commercial. But it reminded me about the true meaning of stewardship — that He is the owner and I'm just the steward.
It's time to buy a car. Since it's likely the second-largest purchase you'll ever make, you better get it right.
An Okie's brush with Texas Hold'em spurs some tough questions about poker.
A popular financial author advises how you can "finish rich." But is that what a Christian should be concerned with?
You may not find "credit card" in your concordance, but the Bible has a lot to say on the subject. This time of year, more than ever, we need to listen.
A new study says we're lousy at saving for retirement. Is that a problem?
Are you getting ready to tie the knot? How about preparing to share the purse strings?
Thinking of buying a home? Here’s how to make sure you’re ready — and that you buy smart.
Guys, you may not be tempted by shoe clearance sales. But do you know your three money blind spots?
Are you feeling lonely? Consider these tips from money coach Sharon Durling. They may save your self-esteem and your wallet.
It's no fun learning about credit the hard way. Better to read someone else's story and do what they didn't. This is that story.
I always knew Christmas and money go together; it took a melancholy cartoon character to help me learn how.
Giving thanks with my mouth was easy. Giving thanks with my checkbook wasn’t.
Just graduated? Just married? Then taxes are coming for you. Are you ready?
Getting school loans is the easy part. What's harder is figuring out how to pay them back without sacrificing your family's future.
Easy credit abounds — especially in college mail boxes. So how do you balance all that quick money with the potential for staggering debt? Glad you asked.
Retailers know what'll get you into their store, what makes you want to buy and how to get you to buy more than you came for. Don't be a victim.
Some people say "why not?" Others say "absolutely not!" Lindy sorts through the issues.
For the small-time investor, mutual funds may be just the thing.
It's a good thing to start a savings account. But where earning interest is concerned, there are much better ways to do it.
You can vote for more than just political candidates. You can vote for consumer products — the ones that match what you believe in.
You may not have much money. But with the right strategy, you can make almost nothing grow into something.
How you handle credit cards can help make or break your sense of personal responsibility. Take it from someone who learned the hard way.
Of all the reasons to buy a new car, the best is that new car smell, says Temple. But you can always get a 99 cent air freshener. That's why he buys used.
Why does college cost you so much? For the answer, follow the money trail -- to Washington, D.C.
Last month Todd had advice for staying out of debt. If you’re one of the many who are already in it, this classic Temple column is for you.
The holidays can really sink your finances. This month's classic Money Talks column offers some tips for avoiding the debt trap.
It's a fact: We will never be able to afford what we want. Maybe that's because what we're really after can't be bought.
It was just a simple little Christmas gift. But it didn't stay simple for long.
In life, two things are unavoidable: death and taxes. We'll talk about death another day.
One reader thought Temple was encouraging readers to invest with no eye toward morality. Here he sets the record straight.
Sometimes getting school loans can be easy — too easy. It's not until after graduation that the painful reality of what you've done sinks in.
When it comes to saving money, not everybody's doing it. You gotta' be willing to be different.
"It seems like everyone's getting rich off the stock market these days. Everyone, that is, but you." If this sounds familiar, read on. Temple's primer on investing may be just what you need to get started.
When you think of gambling, what comes to mind? Tawdry showgirls and Vegas "adventures," or your roommate's computer and Saturday's home football game? It may be time to rethink.
You may think investing is something you'll get around to in the future. But the future is exactly what you should start planning for now. Temple makes it easy.
For college students short on cash (is there another type?) there's one sure way to financial success — and it's not the lottery.
Money management can be easy and, dare we say, kind of fun.
One man's story of money. How it broke him in college.
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