Finances

Why Do Christians Make Debt Such a Big Deal?

It’s no secret that millennials are in debt—some even claim it as a defining characteristic…

Is It Wrong to Want More Money?

Over the last 48 hours, the U.S. stock market has been sent to a tailspin…

Seven Tips for Tough Financial Times

RELEVANT offers 7 tips to make it through this tough financial season with your sanity—and spirit—intact.

5 Money Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season

Let me guess, your to holiday to-do list is 427 feet long already. The quarantine…

How the Spiritual Side of Money Adds Up

Dave Ramsey writes for RELEVANT about how our finances have a spiritual component of discipline that can trap us or help us lead a moral life.

What I Wish Someone Would Have Said When I Was Drowning in Debt

Blue dust-specked light streamed down from the side screens covered with lyrics to one of…

19 Quotes That Will Change Your View of Money

In an era of credit cards, mortgages, student loans and car payments, handling money is…

The Divine Economy

Things can get complicated when we start to worry about money—and when we fret about how we are going to divide our paycheck between student debt, rent, bills and splurging now and then (or, more often then we’d like to admit). Here’s what one woman learned by going back to the basics when it came to her bank statement.

My car broke down and I’d really like to get a new one. What factors should I consider in this decision?


Consider these three factors before purchasing a vehicle. First, a car should be considered transportation,…

Carrying Each Other’s Burden

Cathy Herholdt of World Concern writes about a meaningful donation they received from another nonprofit organization.

A Guide to Giving

Evan Davies writes about what to consider when giving to a nonprofit.

Tips for Saving Some Cash

The RELEVANT Magazine Graduate Guide Slices includes a piece about small ways to save big.

A Smarter Way to Do Black Friday

Rachel Cruze shares 7 ways to use money wisely and maintain sanity on Black Friday.

The Myth of Financial Freedom

Ben Stevens writes about our misconceptions of financial freedom and what Jesus would really desire us to consider with our spending.

What to Consider Before Considering Kids

Tor Constantino shares 6 important questions to determine if it’s time to have children yet.

A Letter to My 18-Year-Old Self

Brian LePort writes a letter of advice to his 18-year-old self about finances, faith, technology, relationships and what to know for the future.

How Should We Tithe?

William Walker writes a blog for RELEVANT about the need to tithe, but why that might look different than what we’ve grown accustomed to.

The Trap of More

Tone Hoeft writes about our constant desire for more and the need for intentional living.

From the Mag: 9 Months to Get Your Life Together

RELEVANT covers the transition into parenthood and getting your life together on the way.

The Idea of Home

Last year I filled out three state income tax forms. One for Minnesota, where I…

Transience: Life By The Lease

I’m living the transient life: paper-plate picnics and coffee sipped from Styrofoam cups. It’s not…

Mid-20s Crisis

In normal circumstances a mid-life crisis is what happens to older balding businessmen when they…

Shopaholics Anonymous

I have conquered and contributed greatly to the economies of shopping havens like Paris, London,…

Eat Out, Don’t Pig Out

When I moved into my first apartment, my mother so thoughtfully bought me a full…

The Four (or Five Or Six)-year Path To Your Future

“A lot of people go to college for seven years,” the bumbling Tommy said as…

Realities Of The New Economy

Are you ready to stop carrying cash? Are you thinking “been there, done that, years…

Splash In The River

Kids invent forts out of dining room tables, and fill the fort with a story.…

It’s All Stuff

Last week I caught an old George Carlin show on my new satellite dish. It’s…

A Brief Guide To Financial Power

How many times have you heard the word “economy” mentioned in the news this week?…

The Best Way To Waste Your Life

This September I found myself heading into a brand new year with nothing but a…

The Darndest Things

“I can’t wait to grow up, get a job and make lots of money so…

Cheap Ways To Plan A Wedding

For many women, it’s the day they’ve been dreaming about since childhood. For most men,…

Off The Wall Road Trip Stops

Readers share the strangest stops in the weirdest corners of the good ole US of…

Plumbing Done Right

[This oratory poem was first performed at “Semiotic 2,” an annual multi-media art exhibition sponsored…