January 20, 2013

Saving for Future Uncertainty

I’m at a pretty content point in my life. We have no debts. Our home is paid for. I have work that I’m happy with and a number of long-term projects I’m passionate about. Sarah has work that she loves as well. We have some money saved up.When we look ahead, we don’t see any radical changes to this. […]

Practicing Faith and Values Through Your Money

I’m a Christian. Virtually every week, our family goes to a church service at a local Lutheran church. I’ve served on the church council there and I’m also involved with their investment committee.For me, faith is a struggle. It’s never been an immediate and easy answer for me. I find myself struggling quite a lot with what the readings and the sermon and the songs actually mean. […]

Take Time to Smell the Roses

For those of you new to Free Money Finance, I post on The Bible and Money every Sunday. Here's why. I don't know about you, but the recent Reader Profile by FMF reader JL hit a nerve for me. You can read the whole post if you like, but the part that made an impact on me was that she and her husband saved their whole lives for retirement and just as they were ready to enjoy it, he died. […]

Reader Stories: Adventures in negotiating

This post from Cortney Jansen. Cortney is 29, works as an engineer in the Bay Area and has been reading GRS for a couple of years now. She’s in the third stage of personal finance: debt-free and trying to figure out the best balance for multiple savings goals. This post is part of the Reader Stories series. […]