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Crazy Money! Cost of Pet Care

It’s Crazy Money Day! Unexpected veterinary care can run into thousands of dollars. According to the American Pet Products Association, we spent more than $34 billion on veterinary care in 2021, and it’s predicted to reach $38 billion this year. Emergency pet care adds up quickly. It’s why people buy pet insurance! Many plans help […]

Own a Kia or Hyundai?

Do you drive a Kia or Hyundai? Kia and Hyundai models sold between 2011 and 2021 don’t have engine immobilizers so they’re targets for thieves. Thieves will bust out a window and remove part of the steering column’s cover to expose the ignition. Then they break the ignition cylinder off and start the car with […]

Retirees Are Returning to Work

Retirees are going back to work. Over 2 million people retired during the first year and a half of Covid. Now, many are quietly returning. A survey of 500 retired job seekers revealed that a majority of retirees discovered that they missed community, structure, purpose, and the income. Many fear inflation and are concerned about […]

Love Your Neighbor

Do you love your neighbor? Martin Luther once said: “A true Christian lives and labors on earth not for himself but for his neighbor. Therefore the whole spirit of his life compels him to do even that which he needs not do, but which is profitable and necessary for his neighbor.” I enjoy studying history […]

Paying Off a Mortgage

Want to pay off your mortgage before you retire? If you’ve paid off your mortgage, you know the peace of mind that comes with owning your home, but if you’re in the process of paying yours off early, don’t neglect other financial goals. Pay off your high-interest debt first. Credit cards, payday loans, car loans, […]

Is It Time To Buy a New House?

Is this a good time to buy a house? The housing market appears to be cooling in parts of the nation. High home prices, a doubling in mortgage rates, and economic uncertainty are contributing to slower sales. This is evident in lower listing prices, longer days on the market, and price reductions. There are fewer […]

You Need a Financial Plan

Is your financial plan by design or default? You do have a financial plan…don’t you? A solid financial plan helps you fulfill your life purpose and align yourself with Biblical values of prosperity. Satan works overtime to prevent you from planning and discourages couples along the way. Confusion can be thwarted when two people come […]

Is Your Car a Wealth-Slayer?

Is your car a “wealth slayer”? Did you know a car can kill your financial freedom? New vehicle prices and interest rates are way up, adding to the cost of financing a car. The average loan is nearly six years and average payments surpassed $700 a month for the first time ever. People, this should […]

Insurance Planning

Would you drive cross-country without a spare tire? Well, would you play at Wimbledon without an extra tennis racket? Of course not, and I certainly wouldn’t travel as much as I do without some kind of life insurance. Insurance is not specifically defined in Scripture; however, the principle of ‘future provision’ is. Insurance can provide […]

Plan Ahead

Good stewards plan ahead.  The Proverbs 31 woman is an example of someone whose planning is key to good stewardship. We’re told she worked hard, spent wisely, and planned ahead. When you behave in this manner, there’s money left over to give generously, but today we often say we can’t give – because we haven’t […]

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