Mid-Year Tax Review

We are a few months past tax time, and as usual there were lots of complaints. One of those complaints is that taxes are…..

Birthdays on a Budget

A child’s birthday should be fun, but not so over the top that it drains the family finances. The focus should be on thoughtful…..

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…..

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…..

Heal Financial Infidelity

Couples saying their wedding vows don’t promise to be completely honest about all financial information from this day forward. Maybe they should, because not…..

The Benefits of Using a Financial Planner – Part 2

John Kennedy, CFP® has been our guest for the last two weeks on the Manage Your Money God’s Way podcast. Last week we talked about…..

The Benefits of Using Financial Planner: Part 1

Would you give yourself a root canal? Probably not! You may think it’s crazy to pay a financial planner to keep track of your…..

Keep your Old Car or Replace it?

Would you be better off repairing your current car, or is it really time to buy another one? There’s no clear-cut answer to this…..

5 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Owning a home is the fulfillment of the American Dream. If you are planning to buy your first home, there’s lots to think about……

Use a Sinking Fund to Stay Afloat

Being proactive is a quality of the most highly successful people, especially when it comes to handling money.  One of the ways to get…..

Don’t Take Out a Loan for Vacation

If you are recovering from 3-4 long, long months of cold, snow, ice and wind you may be starting to dream about summer vacation…..

Five Ways to Give Yourself a Raise

If you are like most people, it often seems that the money going out each month exceeds the amount of money coming in. Sometimes…..