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Give It Up

April 20, 2011

Tweet It’s Easter time. Visions of chocolate bunnies and baskets full of sweet goodness fill the minds of many children. The thoughts of the more mature among us turn toward something a little more eternal. This is also the time where many people of faith give up something meaningful (or not) in observance of Lent. […]

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Merry CHRISTmas and My First Podcast

December 24, 2010

Tweet Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry CHRISTmas. I hope you are enjoying time with family and friends during this season. Also don’t forget the real reason for the season. Jesus Christ came as a little child to bring the greatest gift to mankind. The time of year and the reason for establishing the […]

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If Your Checkbook Could Talk

December 14, 2010

Tweet If your checkbook or credit cards or debit cards could talk, what would they say about you? You can tell a lot about someone just by reviewing their spending habits. The things that are important to you really begin to stand out over a period of time.

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The Cost of Christmas

December 10, 2010

Tweet Every year since 1984 PNC Wealth Management has compiled the cost of Christmas from the 12 Days of Christmas song. Adding up one of every item on the list yields a 9.2% increase over last year. The total cost of these 12 items is $23,439.38. This is almost double to original cost calculated in […]

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Plan On a Great Christmas

November 19, 2010

Tweet Today I talked with a reporter from the Daily Journal. He wanted to find out more about how my family handles budgeting for Christmas. I talked to him about how we set a budget at the beginning of the year for gifts and we set a little aside from every paycheck throughout the year. […]

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The Heavenly Money Machine

October 25, 2010

Tweet Today we’re looking at myth number five from Your Money God’s Way by Amie Streater. This is another myth that I have seen first hand. Too often people rely on God’s providence to bail them out of a financial hole they’ve made for themselves. They justify it to themselves by saying “well I’ve paid […]

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The Biggest Reason to Have a Plan for Your Money

October 18, 2010

Tweet People have various reasons for wanting to get out of debt or get on a budget or create a retirement plan. Many of these reasons involve creating a better life for themselves. Maybe they want to stop having so many bills to pay. Maybe they want to have more freedom to take vacations or […]

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