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4 Ways To Save Money With Grocery Coupons

I have been seeing quite a few stories on coupons lately. I have to make a confession right up front, I have never been one to use coupons. My wife was a big coupon clipper during the years that she was a stay-at-home mom. In more recent years, she has abandoned coupons as well. My opinion of coupons has been that they are too much trouble to use and probably not worth the hassle (and a real pain in the neck if someone in line in front of you has too many of them). In recent months, I have agreed... Read more →

4 Ways To Protect Yourself From An Investment Manager Scam

In recent weeks, there has been a flood of reports of people being scammed by their money managers. At Christian, we have been inundated with questions from people that want to know how they can protect themselves. What is the most troubling about the recent scams, is that at least some of them did not have any major red flags that would have tipped off investors. In the Bernard Madoff case, you would have been investing with the former Chairman of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. He was a man with an unblemished reputation for nearly forty years. This was... Read more →

Your Personal Finances Under President Obama

Download Jim’s latest podcast to your MP3 Player click here for the Jim Paris Show On January 20th Barack Obama will become the 44th President of the United States. As a right leaning political observer, it would come natural to me to write a critical article about the new Obama Administration and their policies. Today, however, I decided to take Obama’s own stated policies and plans and attempt to breakdown how they may affect our personal finances. While the economy and macro economics are certainly interesting to discuss, this article will focus on the individual economy of a typical American... Read more →

Christians and Bankruptcy - When Does It Make Sense?

Last year I published an article on Christians and Bankruptcy. This article shares details of my own personal bankruptcy and the impact that the process had on my life. I also explore the difficult moral issue this presents for Christians. Please accept as a premise for the following advice, that Christians should pay their debts if they have the ability to do so. We must accept the reality though, that there are cases where the amount of debt is beyond what a person may be able to repay over a reasonable period of time. In these cases, bankruptcy is a... Read more →