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Crazy Money! Real Estate Values

It’s Crazy Money Day! Homes in many parts of the United States have skyrocketed in value.  Newsmax reported that during April, U.S. home prices jumped the most in more than 30 years. The S&P Case-Shiller index of property values climbed nearly 15% from last year. That followed a 13% jump in March – the 11th straight […]

Home Title Fraud: Protect Yourself

Don’t be an easy target for home title fraud. Learn ways that you can protect yourself. Thieves love to commit home title fraud beginning with identity theft. Carefully check your bank statements and your mail with caution. Never open suspicious emails from mortgage companies that aren’t yours. Review your credit reports on a regular basis. Verify […]

Home Title Protection Tips

Maybe you’ve heard about ‘home title theft’. That occurs when someone gets the deed to your property without your consent. The fraudulent transfer of a home deed out of the rightful owner’s name to another person’s name is a crime. Norton.com reports that it’s usually done in 3 steps: • Thieves target a home – […]

Larry Burkett’s Giving Checklist

Our founder, Larry Burkett, once said, “Share willingly according to God’s plan, but be discerning and cautious as a steward. Accept nothing less than excellence for the Lord’s money.” Here’s a checklist Larry used for giving: 1. If it’s a Christian organization, is it communicating the true message of Jesus Christ? If not, don’t get […]

Savings Day – Health and Wealth

Health and wealth are related in multiple ways.  Health professionals recommend that adults spend a minimum of 2 ½ hours of moderate aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening each week. This reduces the risk of certain diseases and improves sleep and mood – not to mention lowering stress and anxiety. A recent study found that adults […]

Crazy Money! Hacks and Crypto Scams

It’s Crazy Money Day! Do hacks and crypto scams concern you? They should! $156 million were stolen in online hacks between January and April alone – more than all of 2020. In June, the Federal Trade Commission reported that consumer losses were more than $80 million to crypto-investment scams just since October. Now, wince the […]

Analyze Giving (and Spending)

We’re experiencing major changes in America. We should analyze our giving and all of our spending.   Epic shifts away from Judeo-Christian values and beliefs are underway at nearly every level of society. Schools, corporations, churches, ministries, and families are adapting to cultural philosophies and pressuring others to join them. Long before the radical philosophies of […]

Prudent Living

The Bible advises us to operate with prudence so we wisely choose the right path to a worthy goal. The prudent don’t live at the mercy of their circumstances. They wisely prepare for the days ahead.  Like airline passengers, they buckle their seat belts upon hearing, “Ladies and Gentlemen, we’re expecting turbulence ahead.” The pandemic […]

Economic Freedom Without Religious Freedom?

Economic freedom is frequently assumed to be a given right in America and most of the developed world. It’s proven to be the most effective means for stimulating human flourishing. Is economic freedom possible without religious freedom? A recent study by a research professor revealed that religious liberty is a prerequisite to economic freedom. The professor […]

Stewardship – DeFi Explained

It’s possible you’ve encountered what’s called Defi. I’ll try to explain it because you need to be aware of it.  Decentralized finance, or Defi, is a system of financial products that bypass traditional banks or brokerages. They’re open to anyone through a public decentralized blockchain network. Proof of identity is unnecessary in transactions between buyers, […]