Business & Finance

Smart Financial Moves for New Parents

If you’ve just had a new baby, your life is filled with more joy (but less sleep). You’re probably already aware of the time and effort you must invest in raising your child, but you may not have thought as much about another aspect — the financial one. Consider this: The... -Read More


When Do You Need a Financial Advisor?

Are you a “do-it-yourselfer”? If you can take care of home repairs, lawn work and other types of maintenance by yourself, you’ll save money and probably gain satisfaction. But you will almost certainly need some help in other areas of your life – one of which may be investing. In fact,... -Read More


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


The Secret to a Balanced Life

“This story is tragic!” said the aviator friend who had just completed his updated next level jet pilot training. During their specialized instruction the pilots were studying the importance of constantly giving attention to all the instrumentation, gauges and indicators on the plane’s control panel. They were told the true story... -Read More


New Program Helps At-risk Youth Be Fit To Succeed

In the United States this year, 26,000 youth will age out of foster care. They’ll turn 18 years old and — with no family and limited adult guidance — they’ll be left to their own devices to find transportation, finish school, get a job and find a place to live. This... -Read More