Tithes & Donations: A Different Kind of Friendly Push

Today I’d like to talk about a term you don’t hear every day: tithe.¬†What are tithes? In today’s day and age, tithing is a form of crowdfunding for a church except that it’s been around much longer than the term “crowdfunding.” It can be defined as a voluntary contribution to support the mission of a church or organization and it’s day to day operation, but in a more general sense it is using our own resources for the greater good. This is more commonly known as donating. The reason I’m going to use the word “tithe” and not “donate” for the remainder of this post is because in my mind donating is something that you do once or not regularly while tithing is more habitual.

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The Advantages of Credit Cards

Financially speaking, credit cards are some of the most enticing things out there. They allow you to purchase things without paying for them right away. Some allow you to earn points toward travel and hotels while others give you cash back. On the flip side, there are horror stories about people who end up in deep debt because they abused their credit card. Today, I’m going to share how I make the most of my credit cards while avoiding interest and late payments.

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Budgeting: A Resolution For All in 2018

It’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions! Sure, 2018 is a few weeks away, but there’s something to be said about coming up with a resolution on January 1st versus thoughtfully planning one out ahead of time. You can go far by taking a systemic approach to accomplishing your goals for next year. I’m going to share the game plan for one of my resolutions: increase savings.

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Spend a Little, Save a Lot: AMC Stubs

A few months ago a few friends, my wife, and I were running a little late to catch a movie. We still had to buy our tickets and pick up a few snacks, but the lines at the box office and concession stand were long. Fortunately, one of my friends had an AMC Stubs Premiere membership to get us passed the long lines. On top of that he was racking up rewards points on the tickets and concessions we were buying! I had to look into it and see if $15 a year was worth it.

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