When Christians think about who to consult for financial advice or wisdom, Dave Ramsey is usually the person that comes to mind. And the man knows his stuff, no doubt. His followers are hard-core, and there’s always that one person who is quick to advise you with “What Dave has to say” about the financial matter du jour.
But with all due respect to Dave, we thought it might be helpful for y’all to know that there are other personal finance bloggers and experts out there who are dropping pearls of wisdom to help you get a firm handle on your money situation—and they’re doing so from a Christian perspective.
We’ve talked extensively about financial stewardship, generosity, creating a budget, and reducing debt, but these folks can speak to areas we’re not as qualified on. Check out these recent posts covering a variety of issues we know our readers struggle with. Heck, you might even find a new site or two to bookmark.
The Step-by-Step Guide to Clean and Repair Your Credit Report – ChristianPF.com
“The good news is, it’s not that difficult to repair a flawed credit report. While accurate, verifiable and complete data must stay on your credit report for up to 10 years, you can wipe clean a lot more negative data from your credit report than you might otherwise expect. And you can do this yourself. You don’t have to hire anyone to do this for you or make this into a full-time job…”
How Much House Can I Afford? [including an affordability calculator] – PTMoney.com
“There are a number of things you can do to reduce the cost of your first home, but you still might not be able to handle the costs of homeownership. In some cases, your mortgage plus interest may be more than your current rent payment. But that’s not all…”
Are You Financially Prepared to Care for Your Aging Parents? – Crosswalk.com
“Unfortunately, many of us are financially unprepared and caught off guard when faced with the reality of having to provide care to our ailing parents. Rising levels of consumer debt, the fact that many have no other choice but to work way past retirement age in order to generate income, and the geographic distance between families, all create a tough reality…”
25 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding – BibleMoneyMatters.com
“The day was amazing, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world, but there are times that I wish we hadn’t spent nearly as much as we did on the wedding. Granted, my in-laws were the ones paying for almost everything, but what could we have done with all of that money? In the end the wedding ended up coming in at over $30,000…”
11 Ways to Cut Your Car Insurance – OutofYourRut.com
“It’s often said that the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes, and while that’s true enough, if you own a car you can add car insurance to that short list. Car insurance is virtually mandated in most of the Western world, and since you have to pay it, it helps to keep it is inexpensive as possible. You’ll probably need to cut your car insurance in order to do that.…”
Money Is Emotional – RachelCruze.com
“Don’t overlook this aspect of personal finance. Personal finance isn’t just about numbers and math. It’s about your behavior and emotions too! When you don’t owe anybody anything, your entire perspective can change…”
Is Renter’s Insurance Worth It? – BrightpeakFinancial.com
“Here’s the good news — renters insurance covers more than meets the eye. Of course it covers your personal belongings in the case of damage or theft. A bonus here is that you may even be covered if your item is damaged or stolen outside of the apartment or home you rent…”
If you know someone struggling in any of the areas these articles address, will you email them this post?