Business & Finance

Persevering through the storm: Managing debt in a tough economy

Since the end of 2008, Americans have become familiar with the term “bailout.” Banks and financial institutions dropped one after another, the automotive industry is in shambles, and all we can do is watch in total dismay as the financial stability of our country continues to spiral downward. So why has this happened? Greed? Yes. […]

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Financial tips for newlyweds

Newly married couples should be able to accomplish more in harmony in every way than they ever could accomplish separately – and that certainly includes the way finances are handled. So, it’s important that both wife and husband understand that it’s not to be “my” money and “your” money; it needs to be seen as […]

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THE KEY: Generosity

                In light of recent economic turmoil, everyone is interested in learning how to achieve financial freedom. How nice it would be to get off the emotional rollercoaster ride of the stock market’s ups and downs! To be free of watching your nest egg grow and contract with […]

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Debt free is the new rich

I have a client named Johnny Filamini. His name ends in a vowel, so you know he’s a good guy. Mr. Filamini said something profound during our last meeting. “Debt free is the new rich,” he said. We were talking about his situation and the back surgery that rocked his world. Because he couldn’t work, […]

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How did we get in this mess?

I’ve been thinking about this credit crisis for the past few months, and I have concluded the root of our problem is dishonesty. Solomon wrote about this subject in Proverbs 30:7–9: O God, I beg two favors from you before I die. First, help me never to tell a lie. Second, give me neither poverty […]

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A Rich Christmas on a Light Budget

I love Christmastime! I love every light, bell and cookie associated with the holiday. Still believing that the day holds a little magic, I never get tired of Christmas carols, and I don’t think that there is such a thing as too many decorations.                 I see Christmas […]

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Build a solid financial foundation this New Year’s

                Happy New Year! January is a time when many people make personal resolutions and renew their commitment to live their lives the “right” way – by eating a healthier diet, exercising regularly and promising to do more for their families and community. It’s also a great time […]

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Doing the right thing, the right way

                Someone once said that good decisions come from experience, while experience comes from bad decisions.                 While I would not cite this humorous anecdote as being divinely inspired, there is a verse in the Bible that seems to succinctly illustrate […]

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When is enough, enough?

“But the worries of this age, the seduction of wealth and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful” (Mark 4:19). Will we ever have enough? Will it continue to be enough? How much is enough? And how will we know when we get there? These common questions […]

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