Mar 24 2011

Ellie Kay on VA loans and credit card interest rates

Every week, we check in with Ellie Kay, America's Family Financial Expert ( Today, she talked about VA loans as well as credit card interest rates and what to do if your rate is raised suddenly. Got a question for Ellie Kay? Feel free to leave it here or email us:

Click here to listen to Ellie's tips on VA loans

Click here to listen to info about Credit Card Interest Rates

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Mar 23 2011

Listen to today's interview

Today we had the guys from The City Harmonic on the show! The guys have a new song, "Manifesto" and talked about what it means to worship, as well as busted out a killer "Oh Canada" in honor of their homeland! In case you missed it, here were some highlights from the interview:

How they got their name:

The City Harmonic explains the meaning of "Manifesto":

The City Harmonic sings the Canadian national anthem with Scott and Kelli:

Reflections on the cultural aspects of sharing Christ in Canada:

The City Harmonic talks about hockey and Tim Horton's in Canada:

The meaning behind "Milking the Cow is Holy":

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Mar 22 2011

Dr. Meier answers a question about breaking out of relationship patterns

Our guest, Dr. Paul Meier of The Meier Clinics ( answered a question from a listener about the patterns we fall into in relationships. Check it out:







Dear Dr. Meier,


I grew up in a home with a critical and rejecting father. Now I am 27 years old, a successful professional woman. I would love to fall in love and get married and have children some day, but I seem to attract men who are nice at first, but end up being critical and rejecting like my father. Do you have any suggestions?

Sincerely, Briana


ANSWER: Yes Briana,

According to psychiatry research, about 85% of our adult personalities are laid down by our sixth birthday—the way we look at life, at men, at women, at marriage, at God, and even at ourselves. We tend to see ourselves in the eyes of our parents. If they are rejecting, we erroneously think we are rejects and deserve to be rejected. If abused, we erroneously think we are trash and deserve to be abused. If loved and respected, we have a healthy love and respect for ourselves, and do not put up with rejection, chauvinism or verbal abuse from potential lovers, friends, co-workers or even churches. A woman who grows up, therefore, with a critical and rejecting father will tend to have low self-esteem, and to be automatically attracted to guys like that when she is old enough to date. She would try to fill the “hole in her soul” that her father left there. 

In therapy, Christian counselors would help you to do the following to help you to get over your addiction to rejecting people (known as CODEPENDENCY):


1.         THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE. Realize that your life is being hurt greatly by lies you learned in childhood and that the truth will set you free from most of the misery you are facing.

2.         GOD WANTS YOU TO LOVE AND BE LOVED. Realize that God wants you love and be loved by people who know the real you and love you just the way you are without using you in unhealthy ways. 

3.         WE ALL TEND TO NATURALLY REPEAT CHILDHOOD PATTERNS. Realize that we all tend to repeat the patterns we get used to in childhood, so avoid critical and rejecting friends and boyfriends. The more you love and are loved by healthy friends, the less needy you are. And the healthier you get, the less needy you will be, so your “blinders” will be removed, so you won’t be fooled by rejecting people. 

4.         BECOME YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND. Decide to become your own best friend, and make a written pledge today in the back of your Bible to make an effort to quit saying negative lies to yourself, and only say to yourself what you would say to your best friend under the same circumstances. If you lock your keys in the car, don’t lie by calling yourself a stupid idiot. Tell yourself the truth that you would tell your friend if she locked her keys in the car—“Welcome to the human race. We all make mistakes.” The more you love yourself in a healthy way, the better choices you will make in your relationships.

5.         GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR EMOTIONS. Become more aware of your true emotions, rather than stuffing them. Hang out with friends with whom you can laugh, cry, confess, share anger, share loneliness, and who will share their emotions with you as well.


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What Generic Products To Buy
Jul 15 2010

What Generic Products To Buy

We're always looking for ways to save money, so we loved this list of things that you should always buy generic!   Got Any Suggestions???

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7/14/2010 5:38:38 PM
Stacy United States
I had a college teacher that worked at a dairy plant when he was in college.  His job was to operate the machines filling gallon jugs of milk.  He filled for a name brand company and then with the same milk filled for a generic brand.  When he was at the store a lady was wanting the name brand but the store was out. He told her to buy the generic and she said she couldn't because it tasted different.  He tried to tell her that it was the exact same milk but she refused to believe him.
7/16/2010 3:32:26 AM
Laura United States
Can't substitute any generic brand for Kraft Mac & Cheese!!
7/16/2010 3:33:04 AM
Jen United States
When my husband and I first got married we tried generic everything(trying to save a buck).  Most are okay, but mayo, and ranch are BIG no no's.  They are awful. YUCK!
7/16/2010 3:33:59 AM
Karen United States
I'm a big believer in Excedrin to cure all aches and pains because it always works so good for me. I tried the generic Excedrin once just to try and save some money on it, and it didn't work at all! I was so disappointed I sent my husband right back to the store to buy the we ended up spending more money than we normally would have!
7/16/2010 3:34:58 AM
Rebecca United States
Miracle Whip. Mustard is mustard. Pickle relish is pickle relish. But you can't get it right with any old "salad dressing". It's like the old commercial said "it's just not a sandwich without the Miracle Whip".
7/16/2010 3:36:45 AM
Stacey United States
We cannot, and will not go generic on Oreo's or toilet paper. But I have recently found that I enjoy the Kirkland brand of laundry soap is just as great as ALL, which I had used for 13+ years! Smile
7/16/2010 3:37:33 AM
Beth United States
generic peanut butter is a yuck for me!!  
7/16/2010 3:43:33 AM
Kathy United States
Hershey's Chocolate Syrup just can't be replaced with the generic brand
7/16/2010 4:08:06 AM
Beth United States
I had always thought that toilet paper was a definite "no" on generics, but recently discovered that Wal-Mart brand is not too bad.  Mayonnaise has to be "Duke's".  If you are not from the South and have not tried Duke's mayonnaise I am sorry for you Smile  Also, Diet Pepsi is not the same generic.
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