Arise Blog

Category: Finances

  • Giving Kids An Allowance

    It's all a balancing act when it comes to parenting. But when opportunities arise that set your child up for success, we should jump on them. Let's talk about 3 simple, but practical ways to teach kids about money. Keep the perspective that you are training them to be wise with their finances when they leave home. They’ll thank you for it later.

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  • Encouraging Generosity In Your Kids

    While you still have kids under the roof, instruct them about giving, whether it’s through money, random acts of kindness, or other areas of generosity like taking a baked good to a sick friend. Every child can understand it’s what we sow that multiplies, not what we keep in the barn.

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  • The Best Pay-It-Forward Story Ever

    There’s probably not a single one of us who doesn’t have warm fuzzies when we hear a heartwarming “Pay It Forward” story. This one will make you smile, and hopefully inspire you to pay-it-forward too.

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  • Five Shortcuts That Will Kill You

    Shortcuts make our life easier. By nature they are designed to “cut short” the time and energy invested in routine or mundane tasks. Who doesn’t love a good shortcut? But there are areas in life that you can't afford to take shortcuts. Read along as Kim Heinecke shares the five shortcuts that will kill you.

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  • Estate Planning for the Single Parent

    Estate Planning is much more than just signing a Will. Estate Planning is systematic planning for physical and financial management of yourself and your dependents, in the event of your death or disability. Practically, this means thinking through what you would want to happen if you became disabled or passed away, putting legal documents in place to accomplish those desires, and making sure the right people have access to the appropriate documents and information.

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  • Becoming the CEO of Your Home: Surviving the Holidays

    This one comes a little late as Christmas was a few weeks ago. However, it’s never too late to start. In fact, that’s why I am posting now. January is the time to start! As a single mom, the holidays were a stress factor for me. Every year it seems like there wasn’t enough money to go around and I would forget someone. Over the years, I would have good intentions to start saving early and buying early but it never seemed to work. Some expense always came up. Here are some things I did that really made a huge difference.

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  • Becoming the CEO of Your Home: Ask for a Discount

    More than a decade ago Lynn Cunningham was suddenly thrust into single motherhood. She explains how through all of the hardships of being a single mom and not knowing how she was going to survive, she made a plan and God provided! (Part 2)

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  • Becoming the CEO of Your Home: Planning and Budgeting

    More than a decade ago Lynn Cunningham was suddenly thrust into single motherhood. She explains how through all of the hardships of being a single mom and not knowing how she was going to survive, she made a plan and God provided! (Part 1)

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