Back to Basics: Insurance

Insurance is one of those areas that has become increasingly complicated. Unfortunately, it leaves a lot of people throwing their hands in the air, not even really understanding what they’ve signed up for because they just want to be done with it.  It is important to assess your insurance needs carefully and take into consideration […]

Secular Debt Solutions

Every magazine and newspaper is offering solutions to the current economic problems. And all of the talking heads on TV have help for the present financial mess. Most of what they are saying and printing makes sense, but if you step back and analyze their ideas, you’ll see that all of their solutions are secular […]

Growing Up, Financially

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 It was once a rite of passage for children to leave home by the time they turned 18.  Now it seems like young adults are living with their parents for longer periods […]

Save or Spend?

Talk to any money manager and the first thing they’ll tell you is to start saving. Establishing a savings plan is one of the most recommended strategies in the world of money management, yet it is one of the least utilized tools for many Americans. In 2013, the average savings rate in the United States […]

You Can Learn to Be Content

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Most of us recognize and can quote this verse from Philippians 4:13. It is interesting to read verses 11 and 12: “Not that I say this because of need, for I have learned, in whatever situation I find myself, to be self-sufficient. I know indeed […]

Money Scripts

In a syndicated article by Pamela Yip, which appeared in the Orlando Sentinel, she wrote about ‘money scripts,’ which are our “unconscious core beliefs about money.”  The article purports that understanding your money script will help you become financially successful. According to her article, there are four basic scripts: Money Avoidance, where people believe money […]

Planting a Mustard Seed of Stewardship

Many times we hear people saying it’s the little things that matter. When people recount their fondest memories, often they manage to keep in mind the most minute details about the event–the scent in the air, the sounds and environment surrounding them, even what clothes they were wearing. Similarly, remembering your friend’s favorite color or […]

St. Kateri – A Radical Relationship with God

On Monday, July 14, we celebrate the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, who holds a prominent role in American Catholic history. St. Kateri’s father was a Mohawk chief and her mother was a Christian Algonquin Indian. At four years old, she lost her mother, father and young brother to a smallpox epidemic that left […]

Separating You From Your Money

Advertising professionals are paid mind-boggling salaries to separate you from your money. Television, radio, the Internet, billboards, newspapers, magazines, shopping malls—the list goes on and on—advertising is everywhere. You’re exposed to thousands of messages each day to spend more and more. Why are billions of advertising dollars spent every day in our country? There is […]