Tag Archive: family finances

The Modern Rules Of Family Finance

  How to avoid filing bankruptcy? We should revert to the old rules of family finance, even guru Suzie Orman agrees. Remember, those Depression era folks?  Some are still around, like my in-laws. They considered it damn near a sin to borrow money. Pay interest?  No way. Never had a credit card or a car…

Financial Literacy For Couples

I have an aunt and uncle who were married many years ago. The priest told them, in advising them of the respective marital duties, that it was the husband’s task to run the family finances. This did not work from the start, but they endeavored to abide by the priestly directive. As long as they…

After Debt – Can We Get There?

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Christ’s Message For Family Finances

Render unto God that which is God’s, and unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s. So said Jesus when the elite of the time tried to trip him up with a question about a Roman coin. I cannot find anything in the New Testament that says God will give us every material good we desire. Some…

Does My Small Business Need A Business Budget?

The picture is what happens to a business without a budget. We talk about having a family budget, or the family finances fail. This principal applies to a family business even more. Most people open up their small business on Monday, thinking they will pay themselves Friday with their first week’s profits. That is not…

What Shape Are My Family Finances In?

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey talks early on about denial, specifically, denial about what shape my family finances are in. I see this all the time in my business. People who contact me uniformly do NOT have any kind of family budget. The first step in figuring out what to do with your…

Total Money Makeover?

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“Now, bankruptcy is, and should be, a last resort.” This is not a Dave Ramsey quote from Total Money Makeover, it is something that I have been telling people for years. Well, sometimes there is no other way out. So, what if you have already filed bankruptcy? Your case is over, you have your discharge,…