Business & Finance

When two say ‘I do,’ money an issue?

“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For, if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.”–Ecclesiastes 4:9–10. Making financial decisions can be hard enough for one person,... -Read More


Flow with a bad economy like the Sea of Galilee

I have been thinking how some words have a double meaning. For example, when the word “funk” is attached before the phrase “music of the ’70s,” it’s something good. However, when “funk” is attached to the end of the word “economic,” it’s bad. The world has been stuck in an economic funk for more... -Read More


Despite economy, Chick-fil-A continues to grow and give

Chick-fil-A, the company behind the cows begging customers to “Eat Mor Chikin,” has increased sales despite the struggling economy. The restaurant chain marked its 41st consecutive year of rising sales with a 12.17 percent increase from 2007 to 2008. In addition, the company expanded with 83 new locations in 2008 alone. Closing on Sundays... -Read More


Be anxious for nothing, not even the economy

Many people today find themselves wondering, “Why should I stay positive when we are in the midst of a serious financial crisis, and people are losing their homes and jobs? Why stay invested in the stock market when it seems like the losses keep mounting day after day?” These questions are not easy to... -Read More


SCHIP passage to add 4 million

On his 16th day in office, President Barack Obama signed a bill expanding the State Children’s Health Insurance Program by $32 billion, providing coverage to an additional 4 million children in families with incomes too high to receive Medicaid but who cannot afford to buy health insurance. “Today marks a tremendous victory,” said Katie... -Read More


Cycles are inevitablein life and in investing

For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation (II Peter 3:4b). We recently welcomed a New Year and witnessed the Inauguration of a new president. We have also continued to see unprecedented volatility in the stock market and a dramatic downturn in the economy. All... -Read More


My first love

I still remember the first time I laid my eyes on her. I was 5 years old, and I knew we were meant to be together forever. When I touched her face, I felt empowered. Even though she didn’t feel the same way about me, it didn’t matter. I knew I had to have... -Read More


Tips for staying on budget

Every year at this time, Americans talk about their New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. Many people have a resolution surrounding finances, whether it be to save more, get out of debt, spend less or start a college savings plan. Whatever it may be for you, the first step in any of those... -Read More


Build a solid financial foundation this New Year’s

Happy New Year! January is a time when many people make personal resolutions and renew their commitment to live their lives the “right” way – by eating a healthier diet, exercising regularly and promising to do more for their families and community. It’s also a great time to establish healthier financial habits by applying... -Read More