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Does Money Make You Mean?

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. – 1 Timothy 6:10 In J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” – an interesting character named Gollum has a very scary obsession with the

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Should You Take Dividends From Your Investments?

Mind blown! About a week ago I received a surprise letter mail from my employer! A good surprise! I opened it up and low and behold I received a dividend distribution to the toon of $1.83. That’s right! You heard me right! I just mad e free money to go buy a McDonald’s cheeseburger and

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Why Having More Money Can Make Us Thoughtless Jerks

I had just picked up Frank (a relative) from the airport and we were making our way onto the highway. We soon came upon breaking cars as the two-lane narrowed to one. While there was some room ahead of us, we followed the cars in front as they formed into a single-lane. As we slowly made our way

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What Would You Do If You Won The Lottery?

During my time of growing up on the farm, I got to see how my Grandpa was always a very private man.  He especially kept his financial business to himself. He wanted very little to no attention on his family, and enjoyed his private life on the farm. Whenever, I’d get a speeding ticket it

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How Wanting is Often Better Than Having

“If we were to gain God’s perspective, even for a moment, and were to look at the way we go through life accumulating and hoarding and displaying our things, we would have the same feelings of horror and pity that any sane person has when he views people in an asylum endlessly beating their heads

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The Millionaire Who Was Frugal for a Greater Purpose

Earlier this year, I came across an interesting story in the Huffington Post. It was about a 96-year old woman who died in late 2010 and left $1.7 million to the Salvation Army. This happens all the time, right: rich folks leaving large amounts to charities? True – but Elinor Sauerwein wasn’t known for her

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Are the Wealthy More Blessed?

I sometimes hear people talk about how “blessed” they are. And generally, the context of their “blessedness” surrounds their wealth. Now, I think most American’s would agree – that making or having a large sum of money –  constitutes a certain blessedness. And the person having that wealth would be right in saying they are

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