Message Monday – Doing Everything But Testing

You’ve tried everything to get out of D.E.B.T. You’ve tried clipping coupons, selling stuff, and tightening the budget so much that even the ceramic piggy bank on the dresser is getting skinny. But have you followed the teaching in Malachi [3:10]? It’s a test. No, not a test that requires you to fill in little…

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Watch out for the Scarcity Pitch

We assign a value to the things we purchase. When something is perceived to be unique or highly valued, we will pay more for it. Are we assigning a proper value to the items we want or are we letting emotion and the desire of having something nobody else can have to get in the…

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Message Monday: Living without credit cards is stepping out in faith

I recently had the pleasure of helping four people with the decision to cut up their credit cards. Each one of them said they knew of the dangers of using credit cards, yet each of them had kept them for one reason or another. Tell me you haven’t heard these excuses for keeping the plastic…

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Our Nation, Under God. Happy Birthday George Washington

This website is viewed by people all over the world. If you don’t live in the United States of American and are reading this now then I thank you. My country was built by men with courage, leadership skills, and a belief in a higher power. The infancy of our government was created by men…

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Message Monday – What Estate Planners and Preachers have in common

Why aren’t more people talking about this? The one financial benefit that gets very little exposure is subject of giving. Stations like CNBC and Bloomberg provide us with 24 hour coverage of the markets and there are more personal finance blogs (like this one) than I can count but the topic gets almost no exposure.…

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