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Guy Smith

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Cheerful Money
General Finance
christian finance, generosity, budgeting, scripture
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Do you need real help with money problems? Money problems are real problems and affect everyone at some point.  It’s time to get real help with your money! Here’s the deal, though. If you’re looking for someone to teach you how to save 90% of your income, retire in your thirties and do nothing until […] The post Get Real Help With Money Problems appeared first on Cheerful Money. ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 8:02 AM
I have challenge for you. Have you ever said, “I wish I could give more, but I just can’t?”  Most Christians have said that. Sadly, giving as generously as we want to is rarely within reach. The results of our lack of giving causes churches to be underfunded, nonprofits to operate in the red, children […] The post Take the Generosity Challenge appeared first on Cheerful Money. ...
Posted: Sep 28 2018 @ 1:55 PM
Ever beat yourself up for a minor mistake in your perfect monthly budget? When it comes to budgeting our personal finances I have a habit of going a little overboard. Ask my wife. She’s a big fan of how budgeting helps us hit big goals, but when it makes small purchases into big headaches – […] The post The Perfect Monthly Budget Does Not Exist…Grace Yourself appeared first on Cheerful Money. ...
Posted: Sep 10 2018 @ 10:12 PM
To the Christian who ignores biblical money principles: C’mon man! This is a very small piece of a guest post I wrote for MrJamieGriffin.com.  Check out the full article on his awesome personal finance blog here. Biblical Money Principles Matter! When it comes to biblical money principles, I have an unfair advantage.  I was raised […] The post 5 Most Powerful Biblical Money Principles to Be Better With Money appeared first ...
Posted: Sep 04 2018 @ 8:32 AM
Are you trusting God to take care of your basic needs? This Scripture based article is contributed by guest blogger Tyler Brooks.  You can read more of his writings on his personal blog, tylerjbrooks.com, where he shares about leading, loving and learning. Enjoy! No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one […] The post Serve God While He Feeds the Birds appeared first on Cheerful Money. ...
Posted: Aug 27 2018 @ 9:02 AM
Generous children are nothing shy of a miracle. This article is part of an ongoing blog series called Stories of Generosity.   Today’s guest story comes from Kaitlyn Cressley.  She is the Director of Children’s Ministry at One Life Church, where I pastor.  She has an incredible story to tell of how her Vacation Bible School […] The post A Story of 60 Kids Feeding 50 Families for 3 Weeks appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 24 2018 @ 11:24 PM
This article is part of an ongoing blog series called Stories of Generosity.   Do you want to know something funny about quoting the Bible? Many believers and nonbelievers are just as likely to quote the Bible without realizing they are quoting the Bible, as to think they’re quoting the Bible when they are not. One […] The post I Drove to the ATM Trusting God appeared first on Cheerful Money. ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 9:02 AM
Brief Summary: Wealth does not have to destroy your character.  Here are 5 men in the Bible as examples: Solomon Job Barnabas Joseph of Arimathea Barzillai People with wealth and godly character change the world. Are you protecting your character by being generous with your wealth? Dream with me for a quick second that you […] The post Can Someone Be Wealthy and Godly? appeared first on Cheerful Money. ...
Posted: Aug 06 2018 @ 9:31 AM
Sometimes people call it a tithe when it’s really an offering. I made this mistake once as a kid and my dad taught me a life lesson. As far as personal finances go, dad raised my siblings and I to work hard, save a lot, spend wisely, and give to our local church.  Although he isn’t […] The post Bring Your Tithes to the Car Wash Fundraiser appeared first on Cheerful Money. ...
Posted: Jul 23 2018 @ 9:13 AM
Money can be a blessing or a snare according to one’s attitude.  Although we need money to live in the modern world, we also need to remind ourselves money is a tool, not a god. Here is a collection of scriptures on biblical attitudes toward money. Money as a Gift from God Deuteronomy 8:18 (ESV) […] The post 58 Verses on Biblical Attitudes Toward Money appeared first on Cheerful Money. ...
Posted: Jul 16 2018 @ 6:27 PM


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