Is There Grace in Tithing?

Does the Bible teach that tithing (giving 10 percent of our income/increase) is the essential and enduring requirement for Christian giving? Christians through the years have supported this based on various scriptures. Reasoning that the Old Testament patriarchs like Abraham and Jacob gave tithes at certain times, then the practice must be God’s abiding... -Read More


Get Your Finances Right in 2017

It is good to have goals and plans financially for the New Year, but it is equally important to do the right things consistently and avoid doing the wrong things. It is critically important to get counsel and wisdom and avoid missing opportunities or blundering financially.  I don’t want “that experience that I can... -Read More


Watch Your Holiday Finances

  Christmas is the time of year to have fun while enjoying the holiday with family and friends. However, the magic can also be extinguished by the mad rush of stressful shopping, vacation planning and other obligations. It’s no wonder that the holiday season is actually one of the most stressful times, especially from... -Read More


Benevolence and Justice

How do you respond when you see the person walking the street between waiting cars with his sign stating: Will work for food… but he is seeking handouts? What are your thoughts towards the single mom or widow who comes to church to ask for financial aid? In Thessalonians 3:10 the early apostles did... -Read More


Women and Money

Women’s role in today’s family dynamics and finances is shifting greatly. By estimates, in the next five years private wealth is expected to grow to $22 trillion . . . and women will control as much as two-thirds (1). Like men, women want financial security and financial independence. But once those objectives are met,... -Read More


Teach Your Kids about Money

Most parents make exceptional efforts to train their kids in sports, academics and social activities not realizing the great effect of the neglect of early training in the disciplines of finances. A recent survey by TrueCredit.com found that about 20 percent of parents, nearly one in five, had never spoken with their kids between... -Read More


Teach Your Kids about Money

  Most parents make exceptional efforts to train their kids in sports, academics and social activities not realizing the great effect of the neglect of early training in the disciplines of finances. A recent survey by TrueCredit.com found that about 20 percent of parents, nearly one in five, had never spoken with their kids... -Read More


Why Can’t I Save Anything?

For years now, Americans have been among the world’s worst savers. This is most astonishing since we live in one of the most prosperous nations in the world. The 2014 Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that Americans on average saved only 3.8 percent of their disposable income. Compare this to the 13.3 percent saved... -Read More


Women and Long Term Care

For many people, the words “long term care” bring to mind images of nursing homes, wheelchairs and the incapacitated elderly. But really, long-term care is a wide range of services and other support you may need to get through basic everyday tasks and life as you get older. This service will be one of... -Read More


Improving Your Retirement Finances

Jeff Masters Good News   Approaching the time in life when you hope to have enough savings and investments to retire can be challenging and confusing. But don’t be discouraged. It’s never too late to improve your retirement prospects. Here are some ideas and recommendations on how you can improve your retirement finances.  ... -Read More