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Debt’s Spiral – Larry Burkett

Are you a struggling young couple? Today, the late Larry Burkett shares from his experience counseling young couples as they encounter financial pressures. If you’re not sure how to do that, you’ll find lots of good help at And if you or your children are considering a career switch, or want to know what […]

Student Loan Debt

Are you considering a student loan for a college education? Think again! According to the Pew Research Center, Americans with student loan debt lag behind in wealth accumulation, home ownership, and general economic well-being. They struggle to tithe, support charities, or live out the generosity to which God is calling them. Listen to the implications […]

Overspending on Sports Events

How much do you think it costs the average family of 4 to attend an NFL game? If you guessed $500, you’re right! That includes four tickets, small beverages, hot dogs, parking and two cheap hats. Wow! Attending a National Hockey League or NBA game costs somewhere around $300s, and a Major League Baseball game […]

Honesty in Finances

Think your spouse is cheating with your finances? Or maybe you’re the one that’s being dishonest? The National Endowment for Financial Education states that financial infidelity can be just as significant as emotional or sexual infidelity in marriage. In a poll last year, it was found that 2 in 5 Americans who’ve combined their money […]

Mistakes That Lead to Debt

Is your debt overwhelming? Many don’t realize just how bad their problem is until they’re drowning! So what causes debt in the first place? One of the biggest causes of debt is the lack of thorough planning. Ignorance and indulgence amplify the issue. This means you are either stumbling through the dark not knowing where […]

What Was Your Worst Job?

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Mine was dumpster diving……. But, in some ways, it was the best job I could have ever had. Yes! Back in my college days, I took a job digging through trash for items my boss could use to fund his mission work. It was not fun, to say […]

Communicating with Your Child

Are you coaching your child toward a career? How’s the communication going? If you’re like me, you’ll be tempted to talk, talk, talk. But, now is your time to listen, listen, listen. Many students get worldly vocational advice but are in desperate need for Christ-centered guidance.  According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly […]

Understanding Your Child

Your child needs your counsel and career advice. We know our children well and have the advantage to encourage, affirm and direct them in ways others cannot. Children need you to help them discover a career path. You and I have the distinct opportunity to study our child over a period of years. I recommend […]

Bad Spending Habits

Need some financial counsel?   Maybe you missed the advice of Bo Diddley who said, “Don’t let your mouth write no check that your tail can’t cash.” Did you catch that? Most of us have ignored a lot of wise counsel. American’s high personal debt and low savings are proof. We allow our “wants” to guide […]

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