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What the Bible Teaches About Capitalism

What the Bible Teaches About Capitalism
By ARYEH SPERO Who would have expected that in a Republican primary campaign the single biggest complaint among candidates would be that the front-runner has taken capitalism too far? As if his success and achievement were evidence of something unethical and immoral? President Obama and other redistributionists...

Black Friday & the Christian Consumer

Black Friday & the Christian Consumer
      In her new book on consumption, Laura Hartman opens with a panicky scene: Hartmann standing frozen in front of fresh vegetables—overwhelmed with the choices and moral dilemmas (e.g., “Where, how, and by whom was this made?” “Is it right to spend so much more for...

Retirement Blues

Retirement Blues
QUESTION   After decades of eagerly anticipating retirement, I find the promised carefree lifestyle isn’t quite what I expected. I worked diligently for many years to reach this stage of life, and now I’m struggling with feelings of restless discontent. What’s wrong with me?   ANSWER The...

SC bill would legalize gambling, but not everyone buys it

SC bill would legalize gambling, but not everyone buys it
By Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield CAMDEN, SC (WIS) – Some say gambling will erase the state’s debt and solve the job crisis, but others say it’s just plain wrong. Two lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow you to play slots at Myrtle Beach and bet on horses at the Carolina Cup. If...

Budget Implications of Having a Baby

Budget Implications of Having a Baby
by Dave Ramsey When most people think of hard economic times, they think of being laid off, not being able to pay the bills, and maybe even moving to a smaller house. Some people go so far as to not have children when times are tough. The number of births, according to the National Center for Health...

Teaching Teens About Money

Teaching Teens About Money
by Lynne M. Thompson When my children want to buy something at the store, I don’t say, “No, you can’t have it.” Instead I ask, “Do you have any money in your checkbook?” Before my children became teenagers, I decided to teach them about financial responsibility....

Church-run foodbanks saving children from hunger at home

Church-run foodbanks saving children from hunger at home
Trussell Trust is calling upon more churches to set up foodbanks after new figures revealed that 3.7 million children are living in poverty in the UK Christian foodbanks across the UK are stepping in to help impoverished parents struggling to buy enough food to feed their children. The Trussell Trust...

Moving from Unemployed to Self-Employed

Moving from Unemployed to Self-Employed
By Kevin Brennfleck and Kay Marie Brennfleck National Certified Career Counselors and Life Calling CoachesSM Are you tired of someone else having control of your employment and financial future? If so, you are not alone! Record numbers of previously employed workers have decided to turn their “pink...

Getting Along Without Getting a Loan

Getting Along Without Getting a Loan
by Harvey Nowland 1. The problem defined In times of financial difficulty, freedom from money pressures seems to be for the fortunate few—the very few. Sure, the idea of saving money during a dismal economy may appear to be out of the question for most families. But, just because it seems to be unattainable...