Saving Money with Gift Cards

November 27, 2012

There are times when it pays to buy a “gift card” for yourself. The other day our family was shopping at Burlington Coat Factory for clothes for the girls – dresses, boots, and coats. There was a sign on the way in that advertised that if you bought a $50 gift card they would give […]

Sunday Thought

November 25, 2012

I read and hear a lot about how employers are supposed to treat their employees with respect, kindness, fair pay, etc. But I do not hear much about how employees are supposed to treat their employers. In Ephesians chapter 6 the Apostle Paul talks about this. Although I hope you are not a literal “slave”, […]

Friday Financial Funny

November 23, 2012

In Honor of Black Friday, a retail shopping joke: It was the day of the big sale. Rumors of the sale and advertising in the paper and online were the main reasons for the long line in front of the store that formed by midnight, the store’s special opening time. A small man pushed his […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22, 2012

A brief timeline of some significant events in the history of Thanksgiving in America: 1541 – Spanish Explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, led a thanksgiving Communion celebration at the Palo Duro Canyon, West Texas. 1565 – Pedro Menendez de Aviles and 800 settlers gathered for a meal with the Timucuan Indians in the Spanish colony […]

End of Year Food Savings

November 20, 2012

Black Friday is not the only day to get deals! An article in the November Reader’s Digest (article by Sarah Rae) talked about how grocery stores can offer some real savings during the holidays. A few examples of items that can be found on sale this time of the year are: Butter Sugar Crackers Frozen […]

Sunday Thought

November 18, 2012

On this Sunday before Thanksgiving, I want to remind all of us, especially myself, who deserves our thanks, and not just on one day a year, but every day of the year. Psalm 100: Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth. 2 Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. 3 Know that […]