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How Do You Know When a House is Right for You?

by Mike on February 14, 2012

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Looking for a house is often as frustrating as it is exciting. You want to find the perfect house for you and your family, but how do you know when you’ve found it? How do you know what you can afford? The second question is often easier to answer than the first. You can use […]


Mopping and Sweeping

I don’t like cleaning; and I make no secret of that fact. Dust can multiply for months, and I might notice that it is there, but I probably won’t clean it. I do have the basics that I do every day—dishes, and general picking up. I clean the bathrooms and sweep and mop the kitchen […]


How to Pay For Your Mission Trip

by Mike on January 2, 2012

Mission Trip

Signing up for a mission trip is a wonderful way to share your faith and give back to those who are less fortunate. Unfortunately, as you start to consider the costs of a plane ticket abroad, passport/visa fees, and living expenses, you may find that the costs are rather expensive. Here are a few ways […]


Anyone who reads this site knows that I am a fan of Dave Ramsey. The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness was one of those books that gave me a simple, no-kidding plan I could follow to get the finances on track. I have attended a 1-Day Entreleadership class taught by Dave, […]


How NOT to Dispute a Credit Card Charge

by Mike on February 22, 2010

Every once in a while I like to flip the script. Sure, I could tell you how to dispute a credit card charge but I figured it would be more fun to tell you what NOT to do. This is based on a true story where I was the creditor. When I’m not writing about […]


What do you think of when you think of credit cards? Do you think of cash back rewards and redeemed airline miles or are you plagued with thoughts of insurmountable debt…or somewhere in between? Love them or hate them, credit cards are a part of the norm in America. reports an estimate of 640 […]