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4 Questions to Ask Before You Borrow

Deciding whether or not to get a loan is rarely simple. Here are some factors to consider before you borrow.

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    Holy Roast [21:41]

    Jan 18, 2018 | John Holst, Loann McGee and Jake Roberson
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Your Phone May Be Killing Your Creativity

Dec 04, 2017|Alan Briggs

Making a game plan for your smartphone allows you to focus your best energy on what matters most.

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Don't Let "Lifestyle Creep" Steal Your Raise

First comes the job, then comes the raise, then comes the good life — right?

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Don't Let Debt Ruin Your Future

Making small changes now can add up to big freedom in the years to come.

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Maximizing Minimalism

May 22, 2017|Michelle Plett

How to become a minimalist without creating an idol out of “nothing.”

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It’s Time to Confront Your Spending

Should you feel guilty if you enjoy spending money? Can you help it if you're generous? Nope!

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The Truth About Debt

The Truth About Debt: 6 Myths Exposed

Good debt, bad debt — here's what you need to know.

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What I Wish I Knew About Saving and Spending When I Was Your Age

What I Wish I Knew About Saving and Spending When I Was Your Age

Nov 17, 2014|Carolyn McCulley

When you are young and relatively carefree, how should you view the money you earn?

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6 Steps to Financial Independence

6 Steps to Financial Independence

Jun 09, 2014|Rachel Cruze

Debt is a big deal. Here's how to stay away from all its craziness.

The Time Is Now to Save for Retirement

The Time Is Now — To Save for Retirement

Apr 28, 2014|Rachel Cruze

Why retirement planning should matter to you (yes, you)

Renting vs. Buying

Renting vs. Buying

Feb 03, 2014|Rachel Cruze

How to know when it makes more sense to rent and when you're ready to buy your first home

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Out of School and in Debt

Out of College and in Debt

Dec 02, 2013|Rachel Cruze

If you're really serious about getting out of debt and pursuing your dreams, you have to get intentional about it.

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    Clothes Call[22:51]

    Nov 21, 2013 | Joe Biggs, Audrey Castro, Austin Davco and Thomas Voss
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You Can Be a Cheerful Giver

You Can Be a Cheerful Giver

Every single person with any combination of Money Personalities can learn to be a cheerful giver.

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The Money Talk

How and When to Have 'The Money Talk'

If you are seriously dating, you want to make sure your significant other approaches money in a way you can live with and appreciate.

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    Jun 06, 2013 | Kristina Arias, Austin Davco and Michael Hurka
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Are You and Your Date Money Compatible?

As you pray about and pursue relationships, consider these three steps to find your match.

How Single Men Can Prepare to Be a Provider

How Single Men Can Prepare to Be a Provider

Mar 08, 2013|Heather Koerner

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?

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The 3:10 Principle

The 3:10 Principle

Nov 26, 2012|Daniel Weiss

When you think about giving, are you thinking about God's pledge of blessing or grumbling about your ever-decreasing wallet?

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    Spending Habits[29:02]

    Sep 20, 2012 | Martha Krienke, Gary Schneeberger and Doug Sommer
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Why Normal Isn't Working

Sep 06, 2012|Dustin Neeley

The 'normal' way American young adults spend money is a problem. Learn how to live within your means with these three practical steps.

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All Figured Out

Aug 02, 2012|Chris Leland

It's important that we admit we don't have life all figured out and seek out wise mentors to help guide us.

As Rich as You Feel

Mar 02, 2012|Dana Ryan

Dana didn't have enough stuff, she thought. Then she thought again.

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How I Survived My Debt Crisis

How I Survived My Debt Crisis

Jul 15, 2011|Todd Temple

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.

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    Debt Deliverance[28:34]

    Jul 14, 2011 | Martha Krienke, Chris Tschamler and Valeen Tschamler
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Making a Financial Plan

Jul 13, 2011|Timothy Smith

What is God's view on borrowing, saving and giving?

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Saving It for Marriage

Saving It For Marriage

Jul 08, 2010|Drew Dyck

"Saving yourself" for marriage is one way to bless your soon-to-be spouse. But there's value in saving other things as well.  

Mistake$ I've Made

Feb 26, 2010|Heather Koerner

One reader thinks the Boundless money columnist has done everything right financially. But she's wrong.

Feeling the Pinch of a Double Income

Jan 27, 2010|Heather Koerner

Some say less is more. Where money is concerned, though, more can be less.  

Closing the Deal

Closing the Deal

Feb 10, 2009|Alex Chediak

Don't sacrifice integrity just to get a good deal.

Setting an All-Time Credit Record

Oct 23, 2008|Todd Temple

Most future-minded college students prize their academic record. But they ignore another kind of record that’s even more powerful: their credit record.

Maggots in the Manna

Oct 17, 2008|Heather Koerner

Will I find that my savings have rotted one day because I refused to turn them over to God?

Lessons From Sneetches

Oct 14, 2008|Todd Temple

You don't have to be a genius to learn about money. Financial lessons abound. Even in Dr. Seuss storybooks.

How to Wallow in Debt

Oct 10, 2008|Todd Temple

Tired of hearing that debt is bad? Temple's here to show you how to get into debt — lots of it.

Digging Out

Sep 03, 2008|Heather Koerner

You're in a financial hole — and it's a deep one. How do you even begin to get out?

Home-Buying Mistakes

Home-Buying Mistakes

May 09, 2008|Heather Koerner

What mistakes do I need to avoid when buying a home — and is there anything distinctive a Christian home buyer needs to consider?

The Most Chilling Money Verse Ever

Jul 26, 2007|Heather Koerner

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?

Mortgage Free ... How Can That Be? Part 2

Mar 29, 2007|Heather Koerner

Last month we talked about "why" you would want to pay off your mortgage. Now we talk about "how."

Mortgage Free ... How Can That Be? Part 1

Feb 22, 2007|Heather Koerner

How do I look at a mortgage from a distinctly biblical worldview? Should it be my goal to pay it off?

Spending God's Money

Nov 30, 2006|Heather Koerner

"They sold their possessions and their goods," I read. Well, that's nice, I thought — for them.

Earn to Give

Aug 17, 2006|Heather Koerner

I didn't expect a sermon from the 1700s to teach me much. But he was right then, and, surprising to me, right now.

Living Like Esau

Jul 27, 2006|Heather Koerner

We tell ourselves that we'd never sell our birthright for a bowl of stew. But do we just have a higher price?

The King's Steward

The King's Steward

Jun 22, 2006|Heather Koerner

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.

Drive Old Cars

May 25, 2006|Heather Koerner

It's time to buy a car. Since it's likely the second-largest purchase you'll ever make, you better get it right.

Hold 'Em or Fold 'Em?

Feb 23, 2006|Heather Koerner

An Okie's brush with Texas Hold'em spurs some tough questions about poker.

Finish Rich or Finish Right (or Both)?

Jan 26, 2006|Heather Koerner

A popular financial author advises how you can "finish rich." But is that what a Christian should be concerned with?

Debt the Halls

Debt the Halls

Dec 22, 2005|Heather Koerner

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.

The Not So Golden Years

Aug 18, 2005|Heather Koerner

A new study says we're lousy at saving for retirement. Is that a problem?

For Richer, For Poorer

Jun 09, 2005|Heather Koerner

Are you getting ready to tie the knot? How about preparing to share the purse strings?

House Buying 101

Apr 14, 2005|Heather Koerner

Thinking of buying a home? Here’s how to make sure you’re ready — and that you buy smart.

A Man and His Money

A Man and His Money

Mar 17, 2005|Heather Koerner

Guys, you may not be tempted by shoe clearance sales. But do you know your three money blind spots?

Can't Buy Me Love

Feb 17, 2005|Heather Koerner

Are you feeling lonely? Consider these tips from money coach Sharon Durling. They may save your self-esteem and your wallet.

God Forgives, VISA Doesn’t

Jan 27, 2005|Drew Dyck

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.

What Charlie Brown Taught Me about Christmas Shopping

Dec 09, 2004|Heather Koerner

I always knew Christmas and money go together; it took a melancholy cartoon character to help me learn how.

How I Learned About Thanks … giving

Nov 11, 2004|Heather Koerner

Giving thanks with my mouth was easy. Giving thanks with my checkbook wasn’t.

The Taxman Cometh

Oct 14, 2004|Heather Koerner

Just graduated? Just married? Then taxes are coming for you. Are you ready?

Debt, Diapers and You

Sep 16, 2004|Heather Koerner

Getting school loans is the easy part. What's harder is figuring out how to pay them back without sacrificing your family's future.

Taming the Credit Card Beast

Apr 03, 2003|Todd Temple

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.

The Money Game

Jan 30, 2003|Todd Temple

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.

Should You Tattoo?

Jan 09, 2003|Lindy Keffer

Some people say "why not?" Others say "absolutely not!" Lindy sorts through the issues.

Mutual Funds Explained Pretty Clearly

Jan 02, 2003|Todd Temple

For the small-time investor, mutual funds may be just the thing.

More Ways to Rent Out Your Money

Nov 28, 2002|Todd Temple

It's a good thing to start a savings account. But where earning interest is concerned, there are much better ways to do it.

Voting with Your Wallet

Oct 03, 2002|Todd Temple

You can vote for more than just political candidates. You can vote for consumer products — the ones that match what you believe in.

Money for Rent

Aug 29, 2002|Todd Temple

You may not have much money. But with the right strategy, you can make almost nothing grow into something.

Saving Karyn

Aug 22, 2002|Karla Dial

How you handle credit cards can help make or break your sense of personal responsibility. Take it from someone who learned the hard way.

How to Buy a Car the Bank Won't Own

How to Buy a Car the Bank Won't Own

May 02, 2002|Todd Temple

A step-by-step guide for buying a used car

The Student Loan Swindle

Mar 28, 2002|Todd Temple

Why does college cost you so much? For the answer, follow the money trail -- to Washington, D.C.

Get Out! (of Debt)

Jan 24, 2002|Todd Temple

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.

Stay Out (of Debt)

Dec 13, 2001|Todd Temple

The holidays can really sink your finances. This month's classic Money Talks column offers some tips for avoiding the debt trap.

Filling the Holiday Hollow

Filling the Holiday Hollow

Nov 15, 2001|Todd Temple

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.

Me and My Mammon

Feb 01, 2001|Sarah E. Hinlicky

It was just a simple little Christmas gift. But it didn't stay simple for long.

Gimme a (Tax) Break

Jan 04, 2001|Todd Temple

In life, two things are unavoidable: death and taxes. We'll talk about death another day.

Ethical Investing

Oct 04, 2000|Todd Temple

One reader thought Temple was encouraging readers to invest with no eye toward morality. Here he sets the record straight.

Future Interest

Sep 12, 2000|Amy Desai

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.

Contrary to Popular Opinion

Contrary to Popular Opinion

Aug 31, 2000|Todd Temple

When it comes to saving money, not everybody's doing it. You gotta' be willing to be different.

Stock Swapping

Mar 15, 2000|Todd Temple

"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.

Sportin' Life: Gambling on American Campuses

Nov 11, 1999|Roberto Rivera y Carlo

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.

Even You Can Invest

Oct 28, 1999|Todd Temple

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.

Where Money Should Go

Nov 12, 1998|Todd Temple

For college students short on cash (is there another type?) there's one sure way to financial success — and it's not the lottery.

Tracking Your Cash

Oct 07, 1998|Todd Temple

Money management can be easy and, dare we say, kind of fun.

Wealthy Enough

Aug 22, 1998|Todd Temple

One man's story of money. How it broke him in college.

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