Who and what do we consult for financial advice? Michelle Singletary? Yes. CNN? Yep! David Bach? Ok. The Wall Street Journal? Sure. Farrah Gray? Why Not! The Bible? ---What? Yes, the Bible. For Christians and members of other religious and spiritual faiths, the Bible is chiefly viewed as a moral and religious text. The Bible, however, provides sound practical … [Read more...]
Money Monday: Why More Money Is Not Always the Answer
“If only I had more money” How many times have you told yourself this? If only you had a little more, things would be straight. You’d pay down your debt, catch up on all your bills, and even save a little. With more money your financial worries would fade into oblivion. But consider this: “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” On a summer day, David Lee Edwards entered a … [Read more...]
What if the Woman is the Breadwinner?
What are your thoughts when you hear that a married woman is the breadwinner in her home? Be honest. Do you think, “wow, that is awesome… she is doing her thing?” Or, do you think, “why the heck is she the breadwinner… what is her husband doing?” My husband and I both work outside of the home. He makes more money than I do. To be honest, he always had. I have never had … [Read more...]
Money Monday: Do Financial Red Flags During Courtship Predict Money Problems Later In Marriage?
by Dr. Charles Alonzo Peters According to a recent Match.com poll, 50% of women say it would be okay for their date to pay with a coupon. I consider myself somewhat financially literate, but I still would never in a million years whip out a coupon on a date. But hey, that's just me. I have to ask you ladies, if your husband pulled out a coupon on your first date, … [Read more...]
Money Monday: Are You Being Nickeled and Dimed to Death?
by Dr. Charles Alonzo Peters I saw a sign - gas was $3.59 a gallon. I quickly swung the car around and turned into the gas station. Cheapest gas I'd seen in 20 miles. Yet as I pulled up to the pump I realized I'd been had. Underneath the large $3.59 signage, the barely perceptible letters "w/car wash." The normal price was 10 cents higher. Yes, the world is designed to … [Read more...]