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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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Are You a Financially Fit Millennial? Ask yourself these questions

With spring just around the corner, your thoughts may be turning to getting in shape for outdoor adventure. But what about your financial fitness? Since it’s never too late to get started, we’ve prepared this quiz to help you strengthen your core with smart money moves for millennials. [read more]

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Simple Steps to Building Budget-Minded Kids

Children learn math, English and science skills in the classroom, but most schools have abandoned teaching basic financial literacy. Surprisingly, even institutions of higher education aren’t fulfilling the need. About 57 percent of millennials believe that college failed to teach them personal finance skills, according to a Generation Opportunity survey. [read more]

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Why should you work with a financial advisor?

One way to think about this question is to look at other areas of your life. If you aren’t handy, you hire licensed contractors to do maintenance or repair work on your home. If you’re not mechanical, you take your car to a certified mechanic to get it serviced. [read more]

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