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    Credit Cards and Self-Reliance

    Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday… let's face it, folks, the odds are stacked against us when it comes to holding on to our hard-earned money. It is in this season of giving that we often become prey to the idea of immediate gratification and the 0% interest for one year, no money down, financing that entices us to get in over our heads.    The Bible has a lot to say about how we spend our money. Below are some of the most notable scriptures to internalize before we overindulge this season.    God is our #1 priority when it comes to how we spend our money.…

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    In God We Trust? Or Do We Trust in our Money?

    Economic fears have gripped the world. While the U.S. attempts to recover from recession and high unemployment, its credit rating has also dropped. The global markets are fluctuating daily, and many investors are panicking out of fear of losing the money they have set aside in stocks and bonds.  How should a follower of Christ react to huge worldwide economic problems? As neither an economist nor a politician, I have no clue what should be done about the crisis or the long-term issues involved in the recovery and credit ratings. I don’t even know what to do with my own money. My husband and I have most of our savings…