Who I am

My name is Heidi Cooper. I write all the articles on this blog from my experience, and hopefully a bit of wisdom as well. My money principles are based on the principles I find throughout Scripture. I believe we are blessed when we follow the instructions our Creator gave us through His Word, from Genesis to Revelation.

My website address is: http://themoneylantern.com.

You can contact me via email at hcooper@themoneylantern.com.

I have some legal stuff to disclose below, which I know can come across a bit dry, so I added some fun stuff to liven it up a bit. Thanks so much for taking a minute to read through it.

What personal data I collect and why I collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site I collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

I read all your comments, but please don’t be upset if I don’t respond instantly. I am a mother of seven, and my primary job in this season of my life is to raise them. I will respond to your comments as quickly as I am able.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you contact me through a form or through email, I will use the email you sent me to respond, but rest assured, I am a good secret keeper. Our digital conversation will be just between us.


If you leave a comment on my site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

It is such a shame that digital cookies cannot be eaten, don’t you think?

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. A good example of this would be a Youtube video that I include in a post.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


I like to know how many people are visiting my site, but this information is quite generic. You are more than a number to me, but analytics keeps your identity safely behind a number.

Who I share your data with

Quite frankly, no one.

How long I retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so I can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

I run ads on this site which you can click on for more info, or completely ignore. It’s entirely up to you.

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