Discipline with Money

The key to money management is discipline—and by that I mean self-discipline. Self-discipline means you can control yourself without supervision or coercion from someone else.  Are you an adult about money?

Here’s how adults behave:

Adults accept the reality of their income and adjust their “wants” and even to some extent their “needs” accordingly. 

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Money and Marriage

When most people think of the commitment of marriage, they usually think of the commitment of fidelity. This is of course really important in any marriage, but money problems loom larger in most households; and disagreements about money can lead to dissatisfaction, and in some cases even to infidelity because it is hard to

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Honesty with your Employer’s Money

        I have handled money as part of my employment for thirty-five years.  Over that time, I have seen a lot of news stories about people who started using the money they handle as if it were their own.  Many of them have been members of my own small community.

      There was the

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Money to Spend–What will you do with your tax refund?

by Betty Killebrew

Most people have a plan for spending their tax return as soon as they get it.  (That’s not even mentioning the ones who spend it without a plan!)  I’ve always had a different system for my tax refunds and any other “found” money that comes my way.  I save it.

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The Auction

The upstate NY man was rich in almost every way. His estate was worth millions. He owned houses, land, antiques and cattle. But though on the outside he had it all, he was very unhappy on the inside. His wife was growing old, and the couple was childless. He had always wanted a little

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Finding Copper Pennies

There was a small boy who when walking down the street one day found a bright copper penny. He was so excited that he found money and it didn’t cost him anything. This experience led him to spend the rest of his days walking with his head down, eyes wide open, looking for wealth.

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For Richer or Poorer

Retold by Rochelle M. Pennington

The wives who lived within the walls of the Weinsberg Castle in Germany were well aware of the riches it held: gold, sliver, jewels, and wealth beyond belief.

Then the day came in 1141 A. D. when all their treasure was threatened. And enemy army had surrounded the castle

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On that first morning of the world It’s said we fell from grace Since then our punishment is such We cannot see His face

Down through the ages we have sought To walk with Him again We build great monuments of stone For Him to dwell within

We’ve written hymns of ringing praise For

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Enjoy your coffee this morning!

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic,

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A Priceless Gift

Friendship is a priceless gift that cannot be bought or sold, But its value is far greater than a mountain made of gold.

For gold is cold and lifeless, it can neither see nor hear And in the time of trouble it is powerless to cheer.

It has no ears to listen nor heart

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