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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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Give Your Child a Share of Stock for Christmas

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Imagine your child actually owning a portion of Disneyland or the companies that make her favorite video games, toys, candy, or sneakers. You can make this a reality with the gift of a share of stock from one of over 110 companies. From Snapchat to Nike to McDonald’s, your child can …

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Business Ethics Shaped by the Bible Pt.2

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In part 1 of this series, I laid out the idea of the church being taught to be entrepreneurial and business- collective minded. Now for many in and outside the church, the entrepreneurial part is always inviting. The idea of being a “self-made” person in business is the American dream …

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Balancing Life as an Entreprenuer

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Some of you may have been told before, “You should start a business.” I am certain that many of you reading this article have either heard that phrase or know someone who has started a business. This is not another article about how to start a business or why you …

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Business Ethics Shaped by the Bible Pt.1

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I have some knowledge on how certain business ethics work in this western society, but as a Christian, all of those ethics do not always comply with the spiritual mandate of righteousness from God to His servants. So while I study to understand how to move as smoothly as possible …

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Dee-1 & Sallie Mae Partner for New Tour & $5,000 Giveaway

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Dee-1 is taking his passion for financial literacy to the next level with his new partnership with Sallie Mae. Following the success of “Sallie Mae Back,” in which Dee-1 raps about finally becoming financially free from student loans, the New Orleans star will be embarking on a nationwide college tour sponsored by the student loan …

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Student Loans: The Killer Of Your Financial Future

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In this video, finance expert, Suzie Orman blows the lid off student loans.  Parents and students are placing their financial futures at risk when they take out a loan to pay for school.  Let’s rethink our post secondary educational decisions.  Bigger is not always better. In most educational disciplines, all …

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Seven Steps to Get Your Money Right in 2017

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76% of Americans are living from paycheck-to-paycheck according to 2013 research conducted by Bankrate.com. Here are seven steps to break that cycle in your household: 1. Establish and follow a budget Your budget is your spending plan for your money. Without a plan you are bound to work outside of …

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3 Types of Savings Funds You Should Have In 2017

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One of the most important aspects of having money is saving it. When it comes to saving many fail, while others succeed. Many of us have savings goals, while many have no idea where to start. It’s a new year so let’s start our savings goals the right way! Below …

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