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One misconception that many people have, including college students, is the “necessity” of joining a nonprofit in order to change the world.

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Image courtesy of Jon Ralls. Used by permission.

Common ideas from people who think like this include:

  • “For-profit companies don’t care about people as individuals.”
  • “Making money in business is inherently evil. I want no part of that.”
  • “Everyone else asks for donations to support their cause, so I should, too.”

This type of thinking shows a false dichotomy—an untrue split of ideas. Continue Reading…

In the past there were two typical times of the year that I would set goals. When I was in school, we usually set goals in late August for the upcoming year. We set personal and group goals in our FFA chapter and other clubs. We wrote them down and made a plan to achieve them during that academic year.

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Set Goals. photo credit fickr user celestinechua | cc

The other time of year I’ve set goals is in late December. After all the Christmas activities were over I liked to write down a few things that I wanted to do or change during the coming calendar year. There was something special about having my list all written out before January 1 came.

Dan Miller (48Days.com) challenges his tribe to set all goals for the upcoming year by November 15. Dan says that he has done this himself for many years now. He does not wait until January 1 to decide what his new year will look like in life and business. Continue Reading…

“When we are not true to ourselves, to our unique God-given characteristics, we lose the power of authenticity, creativity, imagination, and innovation. Our life becomes performance-based, setting the stage for compromise in all other areas of our lives.”

Quote from Dan Miller, 48 Days to the Work You Love, p. 18

In Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey says that your income is your most powerful wealth-building tool.

But you can’t build wealth if your income isn’t what it needs to be if it’s not supporting the needs of your family!

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New Job Letter – “day 48” by flickr user: mtjmail | cc by 2.0

There are three books that will help you tremendously on the road to a new job. And they’re not your typical career books, either. Continue Reading…

What Other Authors are Saying About
A Couple with Common Cents

“I urge you to do something special for those you love most—read this book!”

Dan Miller, author of the New York Times bestselling book 48 Days to the Work You Love, 48days.com

 

Frank Viola headshot photo“Over the years, I’ve met so many Christians who were gifted in various areas, but when it came to their finances, they lacked common sense. It’s difficult bringing up the issue to such people, as money is a ​sensitive matter. Ryan Eidson has solved the problem for us. He has written an excellent, highly readable, modern-day parable that most North Americans can relate to.

“The book packs a lot of practical insight into the whole realm of finances. A Couple with Common Cents is a book you can happily hand to those people you want to encourage and inspire with respect to their finances.”

Frank Viola, author of Jesus Now and God’s Favorite Place on Earth, frankviola.org

derek olsen“Seeing eye-to-eye in the finance department is crucial for any marriage. I have seen too much stress caused by avoiding the money talk. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In A Couple with Common Cents Ryan Eidson takes any married couple from financial frustration to financial freedom. Do your money and your marriage a favor, read this book and apply the principles.”

Derek Olsen, Better Conversations on Money and Marriage, derekandcarrie.com

 

I have some big news to share with you today:

Morgan James Publishing will release an expanded edition of my book A Couple with Common Cents in 2016!

How did I do it?

Author Gets New York Publishing Deal on First Try Without an Agent or Written Proposal

It all started nearly one year ago. I went to a workshop in Denver, Colorado and met a New York Times bestselling author there. I took copies of this book to give away to all participants.

This author (Joel) really liked A Couple with Common Cents and said on the second day,

Ryan with Joel Comm, November 2013

“It’s time to take this to the next level. Let me introduce you to my publisher.”

I was blown away. Here was a business author whom I highly respected, treating me as a peer.

But I didn’t expect Joel to reach out to me like that.

Not to a self-published author like me.

Not for a little book that’s not even 100 pages long.

Those things didn’t matter. Joel, as a serial author, knew what to look for and knew that my values and style would be a good fit for Morgan James.

And he was right.
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