Managing Your Kids’ Gift Money

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This post is written by contributing writer, Stacy from Stacy Makes Cents. I’m the mean mom. You know the type - I don’t buy toys with batteries, I ONLY give my child 3 gifts at Christmas, I make sure she’s covered up when she’s dressed…and I confiscate her money at birthday parties and Christmas. A few months after Annie was born, we set up her college fund. From that point on, anytime she Continue Reading

Repurposing with Pinterest

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This post is written by contributing writer, Stacy from Stacy Makes Cents. There is a phenomenon sweeping the nation... it’s a time sucker – and I love every minute that I spend on it. Pinterest. In case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is a website that is basically one big search engine. You type in what you’re looking for, and when you find it you’re able to “pin” the item to your own bulletin Continue Reading

The Spiritual Discipline of Being Frugal

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This post is written by contributing writer, Alina from Good Old Days Farm. It seems like everybody's talking about the economy these days.  "Recession"... "Unemployment"...  "Inflation"...  "Increased Taxes"... "Tighten your belt"...  "Get on a budget"...  If your pocketbook is starting to feel a wee bit pinched, let me tell you friend, I can totally relate! One day in 2010, my husband Continue Reading

From Debtor to Better eBook 50% Off {Limited Time}

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A few months ago, I told you that God doesn't want your money. Last year marked a hard financial year for Mark and me. The year of 2012 has seen great improvement. Praise the Lord! There are several factors, of course, that play into our financial direction, but reading From Debtor to Better by Barry Myers and then walking through it as a couple was pivotal for changing our financial Continue Reading

What Does Budget Have to Do with God? {Part 2}

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This post is written by contributing writer, Sarah. Yesterday, we learned about the importance of stewarding our finances well by taking a look at key scriptures from God's Word. Today, we're going to get a little more practical by showing you how to set up a budget with a simple spreadsheet. If you want to know the truth of where all your money goes, start doing a running account and Continue Reading

What Does a Budget Have to Do with God? {Part 1}

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This post is written by contributing writer, Sarah. I have a nerd-alert confession to make.  I have kept a budget for my money since I was probably around thirteen years old, after I heard my Sunday School teacher talk about the importance of giving and stewarding our money for God.  I took this lesson to heart, and started an envelope system for the money I received.  I wrote church-10% on Continue Reading

Your Grocery Budget Toolbox Giveaway

Yesterday, we shared with you an interview with Anne Simpson, author of Your Grocery Budget Toolbox. Anne has graciously offered to giveaway two copies of her book to Intentional By Grace readers. To enter the giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter form below. Don't forget you can get 20% off Your Grocery Budget Toolbox with the code "grace" at checkout. {code expires July 20, 2012} If you Continue Reading

Your Grocery Budget Toolbox {Interview with Anne Simpson}

If you follow us on Facebook, you have likely already heard of the eBook called "Your Grocery Budget Toolbox." If you haven't, you will be enlightened with this interview. Anne is candid and easy to follow. She will give you the tools, tips and tricks you need to get your budget back in shape. She only spends $250 per month on groceries for a family of four, and some of them have food allergies. Continue Reading

I Have Too Much Debt to be a Stay-At-Home-Mom…or Do I?

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This post is written by contributing writer, Stacy from Stacy Makes Cents. My husband has been giving people financial counseling for years and one thing that repeatedly comes up is the topic of stay-at-home-moms. “I would love to stay at home with my kids all day, but it just wouldn’t work out. We have too much debt. We can’t pay the bills if I don’t go to work.” It’s a sad reality that too Continue Reading

Money Saving Moms Budget Giveaway

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Money Saving Moms Budget by Crystal Paine helps you take control of your finances by presenting her most effective strategies designed for families of all sizes and income levels. This book is filled with lots of common sense tips with worksheets to boot. Crystal helps you to break down your goals into easy, manageable steps so you can make all around better decisions with your money. Crystal Continue Reading