Giving Money to Charities in a Smart Way

Providing money to a charity is one of the best ways to give back to your community and to support a cause that you believe in. Still, you have to be smart and you have to choose charities carefully. Some organizations utilize donations more efficiently than others. Unfortunately, a number of scams exist in the […]

Don’t Have Cash for the Collection? Just Swipe Your Card

Credit Cards in the Offering Plate? As the hymn begins and the ushers come forward, there is the unmistakable sound of hundreds of people reaching for their wallets and purses to find bills to stuff in the collection basket. Now, a new sound may be heard at this time–the sound of people swiping their credit […]

Do You Know Your Charity?

Know Your Charity The Bible mentions the poor 221 times. In verses such as Proverbs 19:17 “Caring for the poor is lending to the LORD, you will be well repaid.” and Proverbs 21:13 “If you won’t help the poor, don’t expect to be heard when you cry out for help.” So we know it’s a great idea […]

The Four Ways Churches Ask For Money

Here at your family finances we strongly believe in giving to support the local church and in contributing to the community and as Jesus said in Matthew chapter 25, caring for the  sick, feeding the hungry, visiting the prisoner and clothing the naked. But you also need to be aware of how the money you are […]

Teaching Children How to Save Money – But Also How To Spend And To Give

By Alex Summers When it comes to children and money, the traditional perspective is that kids need to be taught how to save. Parents will give their son or daughter a piggy bank, hand them a quarter once a week, and then instruct their child to save those quarters until the bank becomes full and […]