With the New Year already 7 days old, have you hit all of your financial goals yet? If not, you have some reading to catch up on! Here are 10 must read blogs for 2011. This list is not ranked as they are all great options providing valuable content and I personally recommend them!
This list was compiled based on blogs that I read and my audience recommends. There are many more blogs that I read that have not been included in part one but will be featured in part two or our recommended blogs series. If you have any others that I should be reading, please let me know…
Here is my list:
The CPF Mission: Make it. Save it. Grow it. Give it.™
A great site run by Bob Lotich to help you make, save, grow, and give money. Bob says, ” To put it simply, I don’t think that God put us on this earth to amass wheelbarrows full of cash to bathe ourselves in. I believe there is a much better and higher purpose for our money: to build God’s Kingdom and help others.”
Here is a recent article at ChristianPF: “6 Financial Mistakes and How to recover Quickly”
BibleMoneyMatters.com is a Christian personal finance blog that helps regular people dump the chains of debt and live a financially free life. Run by Pete Anderson who writes about all things personal finance. According to Pete, “I believe that everyone can live a life free of debt and financial strain, they just need to have a plan. Hopefully this blog can play a small part in helping you to start your financial blueprint so that down the road you can save, invest and give more to others!”
Here is a recent article at Bible Money Matters on “Study finds over-indebtedness increase obesity”
A great resource with one goal: Get out of debt and FAST! This blog, written my Matt Jabs, takes on one of the most challenging aspects of finances – climbing out of a hole filled with debt!
Here is a great post form DFA on high yield savings rates.
Matt Says, “I have debt and I want to get rid of it! Because the financial wisdom of the bible is greater than the financial wisdom of Matt Jabs… I am tackling this awesome task using biblical principles.”
This is a great source for news on the global economy and your personal finances. Written by Jerry Robinson, an economist, published author, columnist, international conference speaker, and the editor of the financial website, FTMDaily.com. In addition, Robinson hosts a weekly radio program entitled Follow the Money Weekly, an hour long radio show dedicated to deciphering the week’s economic news.
Here is a great article on another sign of the collapse of the dollar.
Matt Bell covers a whole host of interesting money topics. He began his career as a radio journalist, with his work featured on National Public Radio, the NBC Radio Network, and several other networks. He is the author of two books:“Money, Purpose, Joy” (September 2008) and “Money Strategies for Tough Times” (April 2009), both by NavPress.
Here is a great article from Matt on how fear can affect our finances.
Gather Little by Little is a personal finance blog with a Christian perspective. It’s about growing wealth in accordance with Proverbs 13:11 – Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. Most people believe that becoming wealthy happens overnight. These same people believe that if you can’t gain wealth quickly, they’ll never be rich. The Bible tells us that this is far from the truth. Here we’ll focus on topics related to growing wealth using common sense biblical practices and by gathering money, little by little.
Here is a great article on Lessons from Luke
This site is great site for articles on building wealth, getting out of debt, and making you better off financially. This iste takes an honest and fresh approach to finances from a self=proclaimed “layman’s point of view”…
Here is a great article on becoming a millionaire.
Written by Rob Kuban who teaches Christians what the Bible actually says about money. The site offers a host of resources: Blog, Church/small group lessons, questions submitted by you and answered by Rob online, contact form for questions and teaching engagements, the ability to purchase the book for yourself or a friend, and list of recommended reading. It is our hope that the web resources available will bless your walk with Christ in all aspects of life, not merely financial matters.
Here is a great blog on what Christians should think about Tithing.
Pastor Larry Jones brings great perspective and teaching into the stewardship conversation. The blog is based on 1 Tim. 6:17-18. Larry offers an entertaining and helpful blog to place Christ at the center of your finances.
Here is a great way to start 2011 on why you are an alien. Trust me, you’ve gotta read it!
Provident Planning is written by Paul WIlliams and is dedicated to exploring God’s Provident Plan for the personal finances of Christians. What is God’s Provident Plan? It’s God’s clear Biblical message that through contentment in Christ,hard work, and good stewardship Christians can prosper so we cangive generously in the name of Christ. By following the Provident Plan, Christians can glorify God through their finances.
Here is an encouraging sermon on the light from Heaven.
What blogs did I miss? Which should make it to part 2 of my list?
There you go. That wraps up part one of my recommended blogs for 2011. Next week I will cover some more of my favorite blogs and resources… Which of your favorites did I miss?
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