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Whom should we help?

True and lasting financial freedom cannot be experienced in Christians’ finances unless they understand God’s perspective on giving and sharing. God’s perspective on how to obtain lasting financial freedom is best characterized by the following principles. 1. Acknowledge God’s ownership over everything. God owns it all and we are His stewards in charge of managing […]

The Founders’ fear of federal debt

By Chuck Bentley Washington Times (7-4-2013) George Washington would roll over in his grave—bumping into his fellow Founding Fathers—if he knew the scope of America’s public debt. Among the values shared by America’s first leaders was an absolute fear of debt, given the pain and misery that followed it. As America celebrates another birthday, their […]

Medical care for aging baby boomers

Medicare is a government-sponsored health insurance program for most people who are 65 or older, although some disabled people under the age of 65 also may qualify. Individuals 65 or older who don’t qualify for Medicare can still receive it by paying a monthly premium, which is generally adjusted yearly according to age and medical […]

How to Survive in a Declining Economy

Newscasts report daily that our economy is on a downward trend. People are losing their homes, highly-paid executives are losing their positions and having to settle for lower-paying jobs, food and energy costs continue to increase, and the list goes on. While these facts are true, what we are experiencing is not new. In Jeremiah […]

No quick fix for our debt addiction

By Chuck Bentley Many hoped to come away from the first presidential debate [of 2012] with renewed optimism for a solution to the fragile condition of our nation’s fiscal health. Unfortunately, I came away less optimistic. Just as divorcing couples are notorious for finger pointing, politicians running for office (or those in office for that […]

Seven-Step Solution to an Economic Crisis

In light of the signs pointing to what some are calling the “economic crisis of a century,” an “economic Pearl Harbor,” or a “financial tsunami, including the collapse or near collapse of some of largest financial institutions in American history, I believe we all have reason now to ask: “What can I do to help solve this problem?” […]

Should You Be Preparing a War Portfolio?

by The Christian Financial Planning Institute Fear should never drive investment decisions. The smarter move is to stick with a portfolio that’s well diversified and that reflects your long-range financial goals, risk tolerance and personal circumstances. Should you be bulletproofing your portfolio for wartime? That’s the recommendation of some “investment advisors,” and some investors are […]