Hope for your financial life and beyond

God Is Doing This For You Today (Psalm 23)

Perhaps no passage of Scripture is more familiar than Psalm 23. Here, I’ll get you started - “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want…” Here's the rest. What follows below is not my attempt to improve on God’s written Word. I think He did a … [Continue reading]

Snickers Isn’t the Only Thing That Satisfies

Around 3:00 pm this Thursday afternoon, I expect to be settling down into the leather reclining love seat in my living room for my annual post Thanksgiving Day meal ritual. Kids will be running around the house, there will be the noise of dishes … [Continue reading]

Why the Rich (And Maybe All Of Us) Can’t Sleep

So, you have finally accomplished your financial dreams. Through sheer hard work and sacrifice you are now able to live comfortably. You have enough money stored up so that you can purchase anything your heart desires. Your problems are over, or … [Continue reading]

Have a Dream? You’ll Have to Change This

Daily schedules can be an exhausting grind. We wake up, hit the morning home routine and life doesn’t stop all day…kids to school…rush hour traffic...(some of you are worn out already)…hectic, mentally draining work-day…kid pickup from school…rush … [Continue reading]

A Simple Answer to Election Results (and Other Life Decisions)

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On Tuesday, President Barack Obama won a second term in the White House by defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. President Obama prevailed despite a laundry list of national challenges that were present in his first four years in office. Here … [Continue reading]

Forget Me Not

"For the needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever." - Psalm 9:18 It has been a horrific week in the northeast. In case you missed it, Hurricane Sandy ripped through New Jersey and New York, … [Continue reading]

Of Marathons and Money: Recovery Week Edition

Recovery. It begins the moment you cross the finish line. First step, take the shiny, thermal blanket to stay warm. Then, keep walking…drink…eat…stretch. Once you are home, it’s hot tub soak…eat and drink some more…and Tylenol PM so you can sleep. … [Continue reading]

Of Marathons and Money: Post Race Edition

Success! I completed the Atlanta Marathon Sunday morning in 4:07:54. That time ended up being a 9:23 pace per mile which I was really satisfied with. A 9:30 pace had been my goal. The weather was in the mid-50s and cloudy. We ended up running through … [Continue reading]

Of Marathons and Money: Pre-Race Edition

When was your last life-changing day? We have these randomly littered at various points throughout the course of our life. Most life-changing days we never see coming…they just spontaneously happen. The day of that spiritual awakening…the day you get … [Continue reading]

Scary College Debt Statistics

In case you missed it, the cost of a college education is increasing dramatically. Public and private colleges alike are increasing tuition significantly, many because of state budget cuts. This has left many high school seniors in a bind. For years … [Continue reading]

Waiting Until Next Year Will Cost You Big Time (Part II)

Many of us are born procrastinators. We love to put things off until the last possible minute. When that moment arrives, we go into manic mode in a desperate, final scramble as our backs are up against the deadline. This usually involves locking … [Continue reading]