• Be a planner

    Do things happen to you or do you make things happen?  Trials surely come, however, some of our trials are self-created. Amen. So learn to be a planner. Make financial plans for major life events: 1) make retirement plans while you’re young, working and while it’s day 2) make plans […]

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  • Saving Money

    Exercise a full understanding of what it means to save money. Most ads boast save money and shop here. That can be an oxymoron. You can save a lot of money by NOT shopping at all. Make sure your purchases are deliberate so that you can avoid spending unwisely. For […]

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  • Saving Money Is In! Use Your Refund Wisely

    Saving money is in. Spending it like you’re not financially literate is out. If you get a tax refund this year and have outstanding debt, any kind of debt, the best use of that money is to pay the debt down or off. Here are some additional ways to use […]

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  • Real Estate Improvements

    Let’s consider how to apply the miracle of the Resurrection beyond our Spirit. What’s the difference between a nice neighborhood and one that’s not? The same buildings are north and south of the city; however, the inherent value of real estate is considerably lower south of Madison. The one thing […]

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  • Purchases as Trade-Offs

    Be clear about how you think of money and how you spend it. Money doesn’t buy happiness, but it can certainly make you comfortable. Let’s consider the time it takes you to earn money. Let’s say you earn $15 an hour at your job, and you’re considering purchasing a TV […]

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  • Pay Yourself First. Always.

    This week’s MKFP is inspired by the Black Hedge Fund Group. Nearly half of all Americans say they cannot afford an unexpected $400 expense and nearly half of all Americans say $400 is too much if they had to come up with that amount in an unexpected emergency. 47% of […]

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  • Something To Think About

    Something to think about. If a church or temple has been renting for ten to twenty years, just say the church is paying $1,000.00 a month. Let’s do the math. $1,000 x 12 = $12,000.00 per year. $12,000,00 x 10 $120,000,00 and $ 12,000.00 x 20 =$240,000.00. We all have […]

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  • Let Your Refund Work For You

    It’s tax time again. Here’s a reminder on a way to hold onto your lump sum and put it to work for you. Consider rolling your tax refund or a portion of into a CD (certificate of deposit). You can then use your CD as collateral to borrow money short […]

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  • Three Financial Tips for Children

    Set your children off on the right financial path by teaching them these three important ideas. Start young — it’s important to broach the subject of money with kids at a young age. There’s no way to expect a child at any age to understand money unless you talk about […]

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  • The Four Seasons of Financial Planning

    As winter comes to an end and we head into the spring/summer, a parallel can be drawn between the seasons of weather and the seasons of money. There are four financial seasons of life that include accumulation, preservation, distribution and succession. Approaching your finances with these four seasons in mind […]

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