Welcome to our Resources page.  We have assembled various books, products, services and templates we recommend and hope you find useful.  Click on the rows below to find what you need.

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Reading List

Book-TheTotalMoneyMakeover

You want to get out of debt and have a plan for your money?  Then start here and read, The Total Money Makeover, by Dave Ramsey.

Book-TheSoundMindInvestingHandbook

The Sound Mind Investing Handbook, Sixth Edition, by Austin Pryor, is a great primer on investing.  He gives great foundational information to help you build your personal investment and stewardship strategy.

Book-FaithBasedMillionaire

The Faith-Based Millionaire, by Jay Peroni, will challenge you to consider if you put principles before profits.  He also gives you a blueprint for building wealth to give.

Book-MoreThanEnough

More Than Enough, by Dave Ramsey, helps put the value of relationships, character and contentment in proper perspective when setting and pursuing your goals for wealth and life.

Book-TheMillionaireNextDoor

The Millionaire Next Door, by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko, is for anyone who wants to learn more about how millionaires gained their wealth.  There are reasons they are millionaires which Stanley and Danko do a superb job of describing.

Book-DebtProofLiving

Debt-Proof Living, by Mary Hunt, will give you great ideas about getting out of debt and becoming financially free.

Book-FaithBasedInvestor

The Faith-Based Investor, by Jay Peroni, dives deeper into investing than The Faith-Based Millionaire.  Jay shows you how to align your investments with your faith and values.

Book-ThouShallProsper

Thou Shall Prosper, by Rabbi Daniel Lapin, illustrates the value of serving others through the honorable pursuit of business.  He adds ancient wisdom and examples throughout. A great read!

Book-MoneyCameByTheHouseTheOtherDay

Money Came by the House the Other Day, by Robert W. Katz, CPA, presents a solid perspective on financial planning and stewardship.

Book-RichDadPoorDad

Rich Dad, Poor Dad, by Robert T. Kiyosaki, will give you a valuable perspective on assets and building your financial intelligence.

Book-RealLifeHomeschooling

Real Life Homeschooling contains stories of 21 families that make home education work.  Featuring interviews of the 21 “real life” homeschoolers, covering the why, how and where they home educate.

Book-BeyondSurvival

In Beyond Survival, Diana Waring motivates the homeschooler and lets you fall in love with teaching your children at home.  She gives real family examples.  Diana flows from the view of education as a result of “real life” not just teaching your children at home.

Book-LiesHomeschoolMomsBelieve

Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe is a Bible study to encourage and strengthen homeschooling moms.  Todd discusses lies homeschool moms often face and believe like; “Everyone else’s kids are better than mine.”; “Everyone else’s homes are cleaner than mine.”.  He busts those lies with TRUTH!  Bringing both messages with his unique humor.

Book-PeaceWithinYourBorders

Peace Within Your Borders is a seasonal devotional.  Short, simple to read and take to heart.  A quick encouragement to get you through a “tough” day or more thought provoking to be refreshed from deep within.

Book-DevotionsForHomeschoolMoms

A wonderful gem!  Just the right length to fit into your busy day.  Encouraging and thought provoking.  Each of the 101 devotions are accompanied by a prayer and “Food for thought” questions.  This is the book I turned to while leading a support group for homeschool mommas.  The devotion and questions gave a great “jumping off place” for discussion and the prayers left us all “put together”.

Book-ManagersOfTheirHomes

A great resource in establishing or re-establishing time management of your homes and schools.  Steven and Teri walk you step-by-step in developing your own home schedule.  They cite a variety of schedules that work for “real people” living “real lives” and “really homeschooling” in the midst of “real life”; babies being born, teaching high school while nursing your infant.

Book-Parenting101

Parenting 101, by Mike Storms, provides practical tips and techniques for becoming a better parent.  There is also an excellent workbook you can purchase separately.  This is a great group study.

Book-TheResolutionForMen

Want to be a better husband and father?  Then read The Resolution for Men, by Stephen and Alex Kendrick.  Afterward, check out the movie, Courageous.

Book-48DaysToTheWorkYouLove

48 Days to the Work You Love, by Dan Miller, will give you inspiration and a plan if you are looking for a job, looking to start a business or just interested in doing better where you are.  48 days really is enough time to make tremendous change.

Book-Linchpin

In Linchpin, Seth Godin describes how you can be someone who contributes more than is expected, someone remarkable, someone valuable to those with whom you work.  I found great reminders how I can add more value at work and in life.

Book-15InvaluableLawsOfGrowth

John Maxwell gives you excellent principles to follow in The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth.  A must read for anyone serious about their personal growth.

Book-SeeYouAtTheTop

In See You at the Top, Zig Ziglar provides many stories and principles that will show you that “you can get everything in life you want if you help enough other people get what they want.”

Book-TheTravelersGift

The Traveler’s Gift, by Andy Andrews, is a fictional tale that will challenge your faith and give you seven decisions that provide principles by which to live.

Book-TheCircleMaker

The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson, will challenge you to dream BIG dreams, pray hard and set God-sized goals.

Personal Finance Resources

AdobePDFIcon2This is a simple Spending Plan Template you can use to summarize and organize your spending.  Using this in combination with the Monthly Income & Expense worksheet can help you keep track of where your money goes rather than wondering where it went.

AdobePDFIcon2This Monthly Income & Expense worksheet can help you get a good idea of your monthly cash flow in typical categories of spending.  Planning your Spending is a foundational habit you must master to be a successful manager of your finances.  Use this in combination with the Spending Plan Template.

AdobePDFIcon2This is a simple Financial Plan Template that you can use to summarize and organize the key elements of your financial plan for review as a family, discussions with your advisor and generally to keep on track.

Home Education Resources

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Have you ever had your kids ask you what they can do around the house to make money? Do you want to teach your children the value of working for their income? If so, try Job Cards.

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Are any of your kids attorneys in the making?  This is a simple contract we have used with our kids for clothing money each year.  It lays out some basic rules for spending the clothing allowance we provided to help shape spending habits.

Interested in creating your own unit study? Here is a simple Excel unit study template with an example Christmas Unit Study along with blank 5-week and 4-week templates.