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What to Look for in a Christian Financial Advisor

What to Look for in a Christian Financial Advisor

When you lack a certain skill set and want to partner with someone who has it, you typically need to confirm three things. Does the person have the expertise, experience and endorsements that verify his or her capabilities? Here are three questions you’ll want to answer satisfactorily when looking for a Christian financial advisor. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Financially Focused Families Create Richer Homeschooling Environments

Financially Focused Families Create Richer Homeschooling Environments

As home-based education becomes more popular, and students test higher, connections are being recognized between financial education and financial success. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Would your cash management practices help or hurt your loan application?

Would your cash management practices help or hurt your loan application?

Last month we talked about how your organization’s cash management practices are one thing lenders look at when deciding whether you qualify for a loan. But exactly what are they looking for? In his article “Three Questions to Ask about Your Church’s Financial Management,” Dan Busby, president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), says the way you answer these questions reveals much about the health of your financial administration. Here are the questions. [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

What to Know Before Using Credit Cards Abroad

International travel can be tricky. From practicing proper mass-transit etiquette (no eye-contact, please) to converting your cash without losing your shirt, each new destination presents unique challenges for missionaries. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Should I cancel my credit cards?

Early in our marriage, my wife and I applied for a flurry of credit cards for a variety of important reasons: building our credit history, earning large discounts, getting a free hat. But after the cards had served their original purpose, we paid them off and eventually found ourselves with a desk drawer full of cards that were rarely, if ever used. We wanted to be responsible, but we weren’t sure what to do. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Kids and Cards – Creating Credit-Capable Students

As parents, we know there will come a day when our children reach that magical age we have all anticipated, yet we do not want to believe it could actually arrive . . . the day personalized credit card offers, emblazoned with our children’s names, begin showing up in our mailbox. [read more]

Category: Common Cents