7 Ways to Make Resolutions You’ll Keep

Here we are at the end of the year and many of us may be thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. Some of the most common resolutions are: stay fit; get healthy; lose weight; and get your finances in order. And if getting your finances in order is your resolution, we are here to help. Once […]

The Stock Market – A Godly Perspective

When Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount, he proclaimed the  Beatitudes as the way to authentic happiness. The first of these stated that poverty of spirit would enable us to inherit the Kingdom of God. In other words, the first step on the road to joy begins with a healthy detachment from material goods. […]

The Spiritual Impact of Debt

In all the parishes we have visited all over the world, there have only been two or three times when the priest gave a homily on responsible spending and the benefits of avoiding debt. But when he did preach on that subject, he had the full, rapt attention of the congregation. After all, money is […]

Master Your Money

In our culture, our faith is disconnected from the more secular aspects of life. We spend one hour a week in church and worship the gods of consumerism and materialism the rest of the week. When we step away from the consumerism and materialism, we can ask ourselves this question: “Is what I am doing […]

Learning to be Content

There was a recent article in our newspaper titled “Despite Having Nothing I am Happy.” It was about a couple who experienced Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and moved to the panhandle area of Florida. When they got to Florida they had nothing. In fact, they tell a story about scavenging in a dumpster and […]

Eliminate Holiday Spending Stress

Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday have all come and gone and the Christmas buying season is upon us. Before emptying your wallet and racking up credit card debt, take some time to think through WHY it is so easy to overspend at Christmas by reading the stories below. Maria is a divorced […]

Things Frugal People Never Do

In the many years we have been in this financial ministry, we have discovered some consist things that people who are careful with money never do.  Try some of these – they will definitely improve your bottom line! People who are money smart avoid borrowing money. Think about the paradigm of our society—it’s normal to […]

Financial Infidelity

Today’s topic is something we’ve seen a lot as we have worked with different couples, and that’s financial infidelity. Couples at the altar generally don’t promise to be completely honest about all financial information from this day forward. Maybe they should. Because not being honest about finances can wreck a marriage. Signs of financial infidelity […]

Millennial Money Matters

There are about 80 million millennials in the United States. While there is no such thing as precise dates assigned to specific generations of Americans, generally the people born in the late 80’s and 90’s are the millennials – the largest generation in American history. They are called millennials because they were born near the […]

What Does Your 2018 Financial Plan Look Like?

It’s a new year and we hope that you have reviewed your 2017 Financial Plan and updated to be your 2018 plan. If don’t have a financial plan in place for 2018, now is the time to get on track. Just so you know, creating a plan is definitely Scriptural! “Which of you wishing to […]