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Beyond the Retirement Plan: 3 Things to Do Before You Stop Working

Have you started thinking about your retirement plan? For most, the retirement plan consists of saving enough money to cover their life expenses after they stop working. More than likely, the retirement plan revolves around socking money away in investment accounts such as a 401(k), traditional or Roth IRA, a savings account, or real estate. Some may even horde cash in a savings account or CD.

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In one sense, the retirement plan is about the money. But it’s not JUST about the money.

Other concerns abound besides having enough money to pay for housing, food, and other expenses. The money side is important but other issues can impact if have a fulfilling retirement. Addressing these ahead of time will make a big difference in how comfortable you feel and your family feels.

So before you start planning your retirement party, make sure you’ve addressed these important issues.

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What Does the Bible Say About Debt? Wait Til You See

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I turn to the Bible for a lot of questions in my life. After all, God has a lot more wisdom than I do. So why not tap into that knowledge? It seems that no matter what I’m dealing with, I can find some answers within the pages of the Bible. A few … [Continue reading]

God’s Giving Nature Shines Brightest On Easter

We don't often think of Easter as the holiday of giving. Giving is most characterized by the Christmas season. We love giving presents to show those we love how much we care about them. Are you one who loves to give? Have you ever wondered where … [Continue reading]

How to Get Out of Debt and Win in Five Simple Steps

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Are you up to your eyeballs in debt? Don't see anyway out? If so, take heart. You are not alone. Millions of Americans live with this burden. They either never think about how to get out of debt or they think that it is impossible for them to get out … [Continue reading]

My Go To Bible Verse When I Worry About Money

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If there is one thing I’ve discovered while monitoring my own finances through the years it’s this - the future is friends with worry. It’s inevitable. At some point I will worry about money. I think many people are right there with me. A recent … [Continue reading]

High Risk Investing: When I Turned One Thousand Dollars Into…

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I marvel at how Wall Street creates wealth. This even happens sometimes through high risk investing. An investor purchases a few 100 shares in a small company that hits it’s stride or a start-up that goes supernova and they become a millionaire … [Continue reading]

With God All Things Are Possible – Even Saving Rich People

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“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, ‘With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” - Matthew 19:26 On one occasion in the Bible a rich young ruler approached Jesus with a very serious question. The man asked Jesus … [Continue reading]

How to Develop a Purposeful Plan for Giving Away Money

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If you have found your way to this article, you most likely have a generous heart and enjoy giving away money to a favorite cause. But have you ever thought about how you give away money? Do you give purposefully or haphazardly as opportunities pass … [Continue reading]

It Is Not a Sin to Buy a New Car

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Is it ever OK to buy a new car? You won’t find many people in the personal financial space advocating that practice. Why? Because a car is a depreciating asset, meaning that it goes down in value over time. How fast do cars depreciate? Figures … [Continue reading]

8 Bible Verses About God’s Love You Should Never Forget

Ever wonder where our capacity to love actually comes from? It’s pretty clear that our ability to love is something that was given to us by God. In fact, the Bible verses about God's love that I read tell me He is Himself the essence of love and has … [Continue reading]

Key Differences in the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders

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Every builder knows you need a strong foundation to support a house. Well, accept one builder described in the Biblical parable of the wise and foolish builders. He could have made a better choice and taken a Construction 101 class. More about that … [Continue reading]