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Stewarding Your Time

  Stewarding your time is just as important as stewarding your money. And they usually go hand-in-hand! Time is a gift of God! He entrusts 24 hours every day to each of us and gives us the freedom to decide how we are going to use them.  What we do with our time influences our […]

Planning a Funeral

  Do you know how much money the average funeral costs? I just read that the average cost for a funeral in America is between $8,000 and $10,000. We will all face the loss of loved ones and along with that comes financial implications. Since making funeral preparations will be a difficult and emotional time, […]

A Budget Brings Freedom

  Do you dread trying to follow a budget? I promise it can be a positive experience! Many people think that following a budget means never being allowed to spend money. But a budget does the opposite – it gives you the freedom TO spend and relieves the stress that comes after overspending or going […]

Drive a Used Car

  Jeff Foxworthy says if you own a home that is mobile – and 14 cars that aren’t – you might be a Redneck. Redneck or not, if you’re in the car market, you’ve probably seen some great incentives to buy used or new. But the fact is that new cars depreciate about 20% the moment […]

Learning to Save

  Benjamin Franklin said, “Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” How good are you at detecting and plugging those leaks? CNBC has a new digital series entitled “Saved,” starring CNBC anchor Dom Chu and comedian Carly Ann Filbin. A young man, called Christian, is the main character. His take-home […]

The Financial State of Millennials

  Our world is radically different from previous generations. And, millennials’ beliefs and behaviors will change it even more. Are you ready?   I read a post on recently that reported on the financial state of millennials. Those born between 1980 and 2000 represent the largest generation – even surpassing baby boomers. Goldman Sachs […]

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July! 241 years ago, John Adams shared words worthy of our remembrance today. July 1, 1776, John Adams declared his intentions to the delegates from the 13 Colonies. “Before God, I believe the hour has come. My judgement approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, […]

Rights Are Privileges

  Craig D. Lounsbrough wisely says,  “Rights’ are ‘privileges,’ and if I am arrogant enough to demand the former without respecting the latter I will lose both.” Tomorrow, Americans will unite to celebrate the 4th of July.  The freedom and rights we take for granted came at great cost. We are living in a day […]