MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Never Pay Full Price For These Things

July 9th, 2014 Viewed 939 times

Christian Personal Finance lists 15 things for which you shouldn’t pay full price.  The first one?  Toothpaste!

What’s Your Philosophy of Christmas Giving?

December 21st, 2011 Viewed 1198 times

Christmas Wrapping 4

Christmas is a magical time.  For children (and some adults) the highlight is in getting a gift from someone that is something you want that you haven’t purchased beforehand.

Each year, as my siblings and I have pretty much grown up and left the house, we have been drawing names for each other.  In the process, we’ve been trying to get some Savings—by getting gift cards to use towards after Christmas sales and making sure that it’s something that the person wants to receive.  No one likes to get something only to have to pretend they like it.  Or have we missed the point?

Christmas: Not the Time To Go Into Debt

December 18th, 2011 Viewed 1496 times

Christmas Card

My life with debt has seen its ups and downs.  When I got out of college, one of my first big purchases was a used car.  It cost me $6,000, for which I took out my first auto-loan.  Of course, with little expenses1 and a full time job, I was able to repay the loan in six months.

From there, it was just playing with investing and saving money.  Sure, I had a credit card, but I never carried a balance.  If you were to ask me then, “What is a Good Credit Score?” I could assure you I had one.


  1. Living at home until I was married []

MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.