Category Archives for "Money Map"

How to Find Hope in Overwhelming Debt

I want to encourage you, that while it may take time, you can begin recovering today by setting a goal of getting debt free. Make up your mind that you don’t want to live like this any longer, and then follow a step-by-step plan. I’ve found in working with other people facing the same struggle, […]

6 Basic Financial Moves Everyone Can Make

I am often asked to share basic financial moves. Here are my top six: 1. Make giving to the Lord’s work your top financial priority. The Bible calls us to honor the Lord with the first fruits of our wealth. I believe 10 percent of our gross annual income is the starting goal. 2. Have […]

Are you financially secure?

By Chuck Bentley Bankrate.com’s annual Financial Security Index Survey reported that Americans’ financial security slipped in July, with the Index hitting its second-lowest reading in 2015. When it came to their jobs, 22 percent said they felt “more secure” compared with how they felt a year ago, and 14 percent said they felt “less secure.” […]

tips for managing cash

By Chuck Bentley Cash remains an important part of our financial transactions. Yet, we tend to forget how important it is to manage our cash. According to the summary of the Diary of Consumer Payment Choice, a national study, cash still has a “dominant role” when it comes to small-value transactions. It also remains essential for […]

The 2007 “Black Swan” has not lost its bite

By Robert Dickie III. Regulation worsens “Black Swan” events. As more Americans struggle to build a full-time life in a part-time world, the cosmic shift in job creation from steady employment to a patchwork of professions leaves many wondering when this will end. This question assumes some kind of jobs bubble burst, forcing market corrections […]