Can Money Buy You Happiness?

Many say that money can’t buy happiness; nearly everyone wants to test that theory. Most people believe they would become happy if they only had more money; however, lottery winners provide telling case studies of what happens when people’s financial dreams come true. The stories of financial ruin, divorce, misery and... -Read More


Put that Tax Return to Good Use

So, what are you going to do with your tax refund? The average tax return is in the neighborhood of $3,000. Many people I meet with count on that refund to take a vacation, pay tuition or purchase something new. However, three out of 10 Americans (28 percent) expect to save... -Read More


Is There Grace in Tithing?

Does the Bible teach that tithing (giving 10 percent of our income/increase) is the essential and enduring requirement for Christian giving? Christians through the years have supported this based on various scriptures. Reasoning that the Old Testament patriarchs like Abraham and Jacob gave tithes at certain times, then the practice must... -Read More


Get Your Finances Right in 2017

It is good to have goals and plans financially for the New Year, but it is equally important to do the right things consistently and avoid doing the wrong things. It is critically important to get counsel and wisdom and avoid missing opportunities or blundering financially.  I don’t want “that experience... -Read More


Watch Your Holiday Finances

  Christmas is the time of year to have fun while enjoying the holiday with family and friends. However, the magic can also be extinguished by the mad rush of stressful shopping, vacation planning and other obligations. It’s no wonder that the holiday season is actually one of the most stressful... -Read More


Benevolence and Justice

How do you respond when you see the person walking the street between waiting cars with his sign stating: Will work for food… but he is seeking handouts? What are your thoughts towards the single mom or widow who comes to church to ask for financial aid? In Thessalonians 3:10 the... -Read More


Women and Money

Women’s role in today’s family dynamics and finances is shifting greatly. By estimates, in the next five years private wealth is expected to grow to $22 trillion . . . and women will control as much as two-thirds (1). Like men, women want financial security and financial independence. But once those... -Read More


Teach Your Kids about Money

Most parents make exceptional efforts to train their kids in sports, academics and social activities not realizing the great effect of the neglect of early training in the disciplines of finances. A recent survey by TrueCredit.com found that about 20 percent of parents, nearly one in five, had never spoken with... -Read More


Teach Your Kids about Money

  Most parents make exceptional efforts to train their kids in sports, academics and social activities not realizing the great effect of the neglect of early training in the disciplines of finances. A recent survey by TrueCredit.com found that about 20 percent of parents, nearly one in five, had never spoken... -Read More


Why Can’t I Save Anything?

For years now, Americans have been among the world’s worst savers. This is most astonishing since we live in one of the most prosperous nations in the world. The 2014 Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that Americans on average saved only 3.8 percent of their disposable income. Compare this to the... -Read More