Best Money Blogs from the Yakezie Carnival

I haven’t posted much over the last few months here at Money Wise Pastor because I jumped into an opportunity in May to launch a new campus for our church in a neighboring community. It’s been a ton of work over the summer and it didn’t leave me with much time or energy for financial […] Continue Reading ->

Carnival of Money Pros – The Big Easy Edition

Dave Ramsey Beans and rice

This week I’m glad to host the Carnival of Money Pros live from New Orleans.  I’ve been here since Wednesday for the Christian Community Development Association’s national conference. It’s one of my favorite events of the year, with lots of networking and workshops centered around church-based economic and community development, social enterprise, micro finance, and […] Continue Reading ->

The Estate Tax: America’s Cyprus-like Wealth Confiscation

Cyprus 40% wealth seizure

The government of the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus came up with a great idea to bail itself out of impending bankruptcy: It would seize 40% of the money that wealthy people had “safely” deposited in their bank accounts. That type of thing could never happen here in the U.S., right? Continue Reading ->

The 7-Day Financial Makeover

The Seven Day Financial Makeover

Do Christians handle their money any different than the way non-Christians do? No, according to Eric Hoogstra, the author of The 7-Day Financial Makeover. How sad. Continue Reading ->

6 Things to Consider Before Buying a Museum Membership

Childrens Museum Pic

Spring Break is coming soon, and a lot of families I know are planning to take their kids to the zoo, museum, botanical garden, aquarium, or other similar attraction. Whenever our family goes to one of those places, we’re faced with a decision: Should we pay the one-day admission price, or is it better to buy […] Continue Reading ->

Sequestration: Time for the President and Congress to Quit Playing Games

Budget sequestration March 1

Nearly 60 days after the last Washington, DC-manufactured crisis called the “Fiscal Cliff,” we’re staring at a deadline to stop another manufactured crisis called “sequestration.” What is sequestration? And what does it really mean for you and me? Continue Reading ->

When You Should Check Your Money Motivation

Bible and Money: Luke 10:38-42

This week’s “Bible and money” focus is on Luke 10:38-42, where Jesus teaches Mary and Martha and the disciples an important lesson in ministry and money motivation. Continue Reading ->

America’s Youngest Female Billionaire…A Woman After My Own Stomach

Americas youngest female billionaire Lynsi Torres

Bloomberg recently featured a tasty story on America’s youngest female billionaire. She’s a woman after my own stomach: Lynsi Torres, the 30-yr old owner and president of In-N-Out. Continue Reading ->

The God Who Gives the Vision Makes the Provision

God who Gives the Vision makes the provision

Last week our church experienced a $1.6 million miracle to help us launch a new satellite campus. How we received this blessing taught us an important truth: The God who gives the vision makes the provision. But we have to step into the vision first. Continue Reading ->

10 Top Money Blogs of the Week

Best money blogs

Here are my picks for the top 10 money blogs of the last week, from great personal finance bloggers around the world. Continue Reading ->