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Adjusting Tax Withholding

Are you banking on a tax refund this year? Or do you fear what you owe? Thought about reviewing your W4 and adjusting your withholdings? Someone once said, “Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest.” I agree! If you earn an income, you probably pay taxes. A W-4 form determines that […]

Financial Limbo

Are you among the 76% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck? Most of us suffer from having money, but no margin..  Let me give you a mental picture to help you get some margin in your life. Have you ever done the limbo?  When we were kids we would play this game to try and […]

Facing Financial Fears

What is your greatest financial fear?  Does something immediately pop into your mind? We all have some big one…that one thought that scares us to death if it were to ever happen to us.  Maybe it is losing your job. For some it may be becoming disabled and incapable of working. For others it may […]

5 Mistakes That Lead to Debt

Know what’s impressive? Those rare individuals who’ve learned to control their lifestyles and use their financial abundance to help others and spread the good news. Know why more people aren’t living that way? Failure to plan! The number one expense that leads to unmanageable debt is the purchase of too much house. The monthly payment […]

Fruits of the Spirit: Goodness

Our founder, Larry Burkett once said, “My greatest fear in life is standing before the Lord and hearing Him say, ‘I had so much more for you, but you held on too tightly.’”     It’s easy to get trapped by the lure of materialism preventing us from serving one another in love. Humility is […]

Financial Faithfulness vs Financial Success

Oswald Chambers said, “Our spiritual life cannot be measured by success as the world measures it, but only by what God pours through us – and we cannot measure that at all.” Would you rather be faithful or successful? Many assume success means money, power, and position. But, God measures it by faithfulness. The Federal […]

Fruits of the Spirit: Patience

It’s been said that “Money grows on the tree of patience.” That’s a pretty good visual! Patience is a fruit of the spirit that comes by abiding in Christ. It’s not a natural character of our flesh. In fact, we are naturally impatient. Just observe toddlers or teenagers for a little while! But, God is […]

Time for a Reset

Charles Dickens said, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” But, circumstances in life can often rob us of our joy. If you’re feeling blue because Christmas is over, the year is coming to an end, the bills are accumulating, and you’ve gained 5 pounds…. then you need […]

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