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couple-common-cents-book-coverI love this book! It’s a great example of a young couple dealing with finances. I believe it’s very true to life. And as a wife who deals with the money and budget in our marriage, I definitely could relate to her feelings on a lot of things.”

“The book is good at showing the different ways of thinking about money, with one person more concerned about security and the other just happy with the status quo and thinking debt is the way to go, just because it’s always been that way.”

“I recommend the book as a good example of how one family worked together to learn about finances and changed their thinking to make things better.”

—from Lee Broom‘s review of A Couple with Common Cents

One of my creative project goals (not a resolution) this year is to finish the manuscript for my book The Jack of One Trade. This is the sequel to A Couple with Common Cents. I have the draft of the story complete; I need to work the story through subsequent drafts this year and write the non-fiction (study guide) part to complete the book.

Here’s my goal in proper form: Continue Reading…

The year 2016 was a big year for my book A Couple with Common Cents. It went from self-published to published by Morgan James (New York) in April!

Here are my top blog posts related to that book:

Two great posts from 2016 for young people:

Words of encouragement and inspiration that will live beyond 2016:

Five other great blog posts (essays) I published in 2016:

Have a great 2017!

Watch this encouraging video if you’re in a journey to get rid of debt.

“This book speaks to my journey….I couldn’t believe how it spoke to me.”—Rodney Sheley

Watch the video above, or read the following transcript of Rodney’s video testimonial/book review of A Couple with Common Cents:

Hi, I’m Rodney Sheley.

I want to talk to you about a very special book that really ministered to me in my life. It’s called A Couple with Common Cents. The reason I want to talk to you about this book: it’s not just for couples, not just for people planning on getting married. It’s for anybody who is thinking about taking a spiritual move and taking hold of their finances and just experiencing the abundant life right here on earth (you don’t have to wait to come into the fullness of God, until you die, thank God!). Continue Reading…

The following is an excerpt from the study guide portion of my latest book, A Couple with Common Cents.

As I observe marriage relationships, I find that one spouse likes to take more risks than the other. This is true in my own marriage.

But each spouse also has his and her own ways of taking risks that the other person does not.

Perhaps you love to travel, explore new places, or climb mountains like my wife, Lori. When you take a first glance at us, you might think she’s the one prone to more “risk,” if you just look at what she likes to talk about or how she drives the car.

Or perhaps you can handle more fiscal risk. You spend money on investments or opportunities that don’t have a clear guarantee. There’s a huge upside if it goes right, but there’s also potential for loss.

In your marriage, I would bet that one of you is financially more conservative than the other. One of you likes to save, while the other one spends. One of you will give away all your money, while the other one says, “Slow down!” Continue Reading…

The following is an excerpt from my book, A Couple with Common Cents:

a couple with common cents book excerpt

Tabitha was all excited and tired at the same time. She already missed Ruth and Hannah, and all that they experienced together. Now it was Sunday, and Tab was going home with the other ladies in the van.

Linda said, “Tab, you seem different today than you did on Friday. Is something wrong?”

“No, not really.”

“Are you sure?”

“Well I am excited to see my family. But my heart is just so heavy with all the changes I want to see happen.”

“What changes?”

Tab wasn’t sure whether to tell her or not, with the possibility of the others in the van listening in. Continue Reading…