I want to encourage you, that while it may take time, you can begin the hard work by setting a goal of getting debt free. Make up your mind that you don't want to live like this any longer and then follow a step-by-step plan.
I've found in working with other people facing the same struggle, that it generally takes about 5 - 7 years to become fully free, so understand that it's really about changing your mindset and making a lifestyle change to accomplish your goal.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, millennials are not "hooking up" at an alarming rate; in fact, many are not having sex whatsoever, according to a study released this week.
In the study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers Jean M. Twenge, Ryne A. Sherman, and Brooke E. Wells found that young people born in the 1990s were "significantly more likely to have no sexual partners" than Gen Xers. When controlled for a time period and age, the only generation with a higher rate of sexual inactivity than today's 20 to 24 year olds was the one born in the 1920s.
Researchers also found that 15 percent of Americans in their early 20s who were born in the 1990s reported being sexually inactive as compared to only 6 percent of those born in the late 1960s. more >>
Government policies that penalize marriage hurt lower middle class families the most, leading many to avoid getting married, a new study released Tuesday discovered.
In an Institute for Family Studies and American Enterprise Institute joint report titled "Marriage, Penalized: Does Social-Welfare Policy Affect Family Formation?" scholars W. Bradford Wilcox, Joseph P. Price, and Angela Rachidi, examine the effects of means-tested government programs like Medicaid and food stamps on marriage rates.
Senior Fellow at IFS and lead contributor to the report Brad Wilcox told The Christian Post in an interview that their research indicates that "the welfare state is reaching higher up the income ladder than it used to." more >>
Saddleback Church pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren says that believers need to place God first when managing their finances.
In a devotional published last Thursday, the author of The Purpose-Driven Life explained that whatever area "you want God to bless in your life, you put Him first in that area."
Does God get mad at Christians who stop tithing to their church due to a job loss or because they're struggling financially?
A woman recently asked the Rev. Billy Graham if she and her husband were still expected to give money to their church after he was laid off and only able to find part-time work.
Graham responded that even a small amount of giving is acceptable, because tithing and charity should not be viewed as "a way to make God happy with us." more >>
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Dear Chuck, more >>