Just What Is Crammed Into Your Mortgage Payment?

by Monday, April 10, 2017

Estimated mortgage payments listed on popular websites can be very misleading. Mortgage payments consist of a lot more than just principal and interest. View post

Aggressive Saving: Wisdom Or Lack Of Trust?

by Monday, April 3, 2017

I was recently at an event for professionals and business owners where we discussed generosity. We watched a video testimony of a woman who God had asked to make some specific changes in her life to set her free. She was a doctor, and she felt led to “work like a doctor and live like a nurse” to free up her income to be more generous. She also felt that God was telling her not to save so much for the future.   In discussing the video at our table, a lot of people were impacted by the very last part, about not working so hard to save. Common knowledge says you should save as much as you can for your future and retirement. Could it be that this isn’t what God wants? View post

How Do You Save Enough For Retirement If All You Have Is An IRA?

by Monday, March 27, 2017

Our country is in a retirement crisis, meaning most seniors have not accumulated enough money to live on in retirement. This is an even bigger problem among pastors since many have exempted themselves from Social Security.   For most people, the majority of their retirement savings are in a workplace retirement plan, like a 401(k) or 403(b). However, many independent pastors and employees of small businesses have no workplace retirement program available to them. How are they supposed to save for retirement? View post

How To Set Financial Goals That You Can Actually Accomplish

by Monday, March 20, 2017

To get where you want to be financially, you will need to set some goals for yourself. However, not all goals are created equally. The actual goal that you set has a great affect on whether or not you will be able to achieve it. Here are 5 keys for setting financial goals that you can actually accomplish. View post

What Every Taxpayer Needs To Understand Now

by Monday, March 13, 2017

Federal tax laws are so complicated that most people outsource tax preparation and have little understanding of how it all works. Do you know how your taxes are calculated? Or the difference between a credit and a deduction? It's your hard-earned money and your government, so you really should. View post

The Most Powerful Tool In Accomplishing Your Money Goals

by Monday, March 6, 2017

The most powerful tool you have for accomplishing your financial goals isn’t what you think it is. It’s not your income. It’s something that everyone has equal access to, regardless of job, education, or expenses. And once you harness it, you will be unstoppable. View post

How To Choose Investments For Your College Savings

by Monday, February 27, 2017

Once you start setting aside money for college, the next step is deciding how to invest it. Here are several of the common investment options and the different kinds of fees associated with them. View post

Big Refund? Awesome! Or Is It? The Truth About 10 Common Tax Beliefs

by Monday, February 20, 2017

Taxes are a huge part of our lives as American citizens. However, there’s a lot of confusion when it comes to taxes. After all, the Federal Tax Code has about 3 million more words than the Bible. There are a lot of myths floating around regarding taxes, and it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. Here are some common beliefs regarding taxes and the truth behind them: View post

The Simple Thing That Transformed One Reader’s Marriage

by Monday, February 13, 2017

This is the story of a real life couple and the simple changes that they made in their financial life that transformed their marriage and family.  View post

How To Make Your Wife Happy

by Monday, February 6, 2017

This Valentine's Day, skip the flowers and chocolate and give your wife what she really wants. View post