There are a lot of experts in my life. My insurance agent says adequate coverage for all scenarios would take about 15 percent of my income. My home mortgage provider approved us for a loan that would use up 40 percent of my income. My CPA advises at least 25 percent toward taxes to avoid paying in at year's end. The kids' college fund needs another 5 percent. Our nutritionist, pastor, and car salesman would like to see at least 15 percent going in each of those directions. That totals 130 percent of my present income! Read More
When Paula Bliss divorced her husband six years ago, she hit the Dallas department stores to buy what amounted to a single-parent survival kit: work clothes, bed, sofa, toaster oven, vacuum cleaner. The purchases totaled $2,600, and her credit card payments added up to $100 per month-- much more than the single mother of one could afford. Says Bliss, "It took me three years to pay off those debts."Read More
As I waited for my husband one afternoon at the mall, I watched several kids slide by me. One moment, they were walking normally, and the next, they were happily sliding across the tile floors. Apparently, they and their parents had opted to buy the latest fad: a shoe with a wheel inside the heel. Read More
Most people will get married. But all of us will be unmarried for a time. Some people are unmarried for a time while they seek a mate. Others become single again through death or divorce. Some remain unmarried throughout their lives. In this lesson, we will consider how we prepare for marriage.Read More
Sometimes the biggest conflicts in marriage are over the most trivial issues. One of the silliest fights Kay and I ever had was over bath soap. For me, a hot steamy shower is a spiritual experience ... right up there with eating fresh cinnamon rolls. I also happen to be a person who gets bored very quickly with the same thing. So I like variety. I don't want to use the same kind of soap for 42 years.Read More
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