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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]

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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]

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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]

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Keep Crooks from Cashing in on Your Credit Cards

Ever had the feeling that you’re being watched–especially if you’re in an unfamiliar area? You instinctively hitch your purse a little higher on your shoulder, or run your hand over your wallet, just to know your valuables are still safe. [read more]

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Why should you work with a Christian financial advisor?

Part of the rationale for working with a financial advisor is that you’re partnering with someone who has expertise that you lack. But is it even better to work with an advisor who places godly stewardship as their top priority? [read more]

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Marathon or Sprint: What’s Your Retirement Fund Strategy?

Have you noticed how some people jump into spring fitness with abandon – running at breakneck speed as if they’re trying to sprint away from the extra pounds they packed on during winter – while others take it slow and easy, with the sure-footed pace of a marathon runner? This sprint versus marathon mentality also applies to financial fitness, especially when it comes to retirement planning for baby boomers. [read more]

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