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The conversion of the wallet

  It’s said that, Martin Luther, the man who began the Protestant movement, stressed these three types of conversions: conversion of the head, conversion of the heart, and conversion of the wallet. I agree with him. But I would sum up all of this by saying that only one conversion is real: the wallet’s conversion. [...]

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How to create a family budget

   (Link to the spreadsheet at the end of this article) In a relationship, the misunderstandings and stress that money matters bring can cause conflict. That is why creating a monthly family budget is a very useful tool. It helps to control the history of your spending, as well as analyzing how you use your [...]

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When money speaks louder than God

  Thus says the Lord concerning the prophets Who make my people stray; Who chant “Peace” While they chew with their teeth, But who prepare war against him Who puts nothing into their mouths: (Micah 3:5) From the time of Micah, these “prophets” only had one interest: money. That’s why their messages were preached in [...]

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Steve Jobs’ yacht

  Before he died, Steve Jobs had been working for five years on the design of a yacht for his personal use. The yacht finally took to the water on Sunday, one year after the death of Apple’s genius. The cost was not disclosed but is estimated at tens of millions of dollars. At the [...]

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Emotion and Wealth

  I saw this advertisement for a bank on the wall at JHB airport, and I found it interesting. Look at how rich people think:  

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How to identify a godly person

We understand from the last post that everyone who is of God has the authority to perform miracles. But not everyone who performs miracles is of God. In other words: miracles do not validate the godliness of those who do them. He who is of God can perform miracles.  He who is not of God [...]

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I am what I am

Sincere persons are as hard to find as pink diamonds. It’s much easier to find phonies, flatterers, people who worry about what others think of them, those who seek to impress, or folks who hide what they really think. But you’d be mistaken to think for a minute that those people are necessarily evil. Of [...]

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Success is a threat

When you are a nobody; when you always comply without asking any questions; when you’re careful not to do anything that would upset people — it’s virtually guaranteed that no one will trouble you. You are a dead fly. But when you live for an ideal; when you care too much about making a difference; [...]

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Principle of success

Here’s a principle of success: Treat people the way you would like to be treated. Hardly rocket science or ground-breaking, I know. But extremely rare. The more I interact with people, the more I observe their behavior and actions, the more I see that most people aren’t interested in other people’s well-being. They’re interested in [...]

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Top 10 most viewed messages in 2011

Here are the 10 most read/viewed messages in this blog in 2011. They’re worth checking out, if you missed any of them, or a second look. Perhaps you could think of a friend who needs one of them right now, and forward it to him or her. Working doesn’t make you rich (Live in London) [...]

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