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Why Your Money Is Not Actually Yours

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All of our money belongs to God and we are to be faithful managers of His money. As stewards, we have a responsibility to use what we have been given wisely. It’s our responsibility to ensure that we are seeing “our things” not as our possessions, but as His. This …

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Taking Ownership of Financial Mistakes

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We all make money mistakes and we feel awful about them when we do. If you ever made a money mistake and are plagued with regret over what you did or didn’t do with your finances, you’re not alone. Just don’t let that mistake weigh you down and keep you …

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Stock Market: Now Is the Time to Invest

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While speaking to a colleague a few days ago about investing, I discovered that only 52% of Americans say they are currently invested (have money) in the stock market. According to a Gallup poll, that is the lowest rate of stock ownership in 19 years.  Please note: this doesn’t just …

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The Crippling Effects of Debt

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We are going to explore some of the ways debt affects our lives. Debt is a form of bondage that limits your freedom, and eventually keeps you from living your best life with each reckless purchase. Here are some of the ways debt can impact your life without you even …

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Ways You Can Save Some Money in 2017

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As we move into 2017, there are some ways we can probably save some money. This article will lay out several areas where you may find some savings. Here we go: Student Loans Financial expert Suze Orman once said, “Private student loans should be avoided at all costs.” I am in …

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Choosing a Retirement Account that Best Suits You

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Did you know… According to the IRS retirement can last for 30 years or more A retiree will need up to 80% of her annual income today to retire comfortably The average benefit amount paid monthly by the Social Security Administration is $1,177 You can work the rest of your …

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2017 Startup Savings and Investment Plan

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Happy new year to each of you! I am sure that 2017 will present some magnificent opportunities and audacious challenges for each of us. Here is something that you can do to jump-start or boost your financial situation starting now.  This is a two-pronged approach that will help: Step 1: …

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Business Ethics Shaped by the Bible Pt.3

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As I continue to share my biblical studies on the pursuit of wealth and business ethics, know that many of the ideals contained in these articles are based upon there being other people of like-mind who you can partner with to achieve the collective goal of creating business opportunities to …

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How to Spot Financial Schemes

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There have been a number of financial schemes over the years. I would like to lay out a few methods to spot a financial scheme so that you don’t become a victim. Is there a product or service being exchanged? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) classifies two types of financial schemes: …

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Learn How Creating a Budget with Your Spouse Can Bring You Closer Together

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Creating and sticking to a budget is one of the first steps in gaining control of your finances. But how do you set a budget when you and your spouse aren’t on the same page?  It’s said that opposites attract, and that can certainly be true where money is concerned. I’m …

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