• “Empire” and Stocks

    Many of you have enjoyed watching Cookie’s antics every week on the show Empire. While you were watching, the term IPO was mentioned at least once every episode. An IPO or initial public offering is the first sale of stock by a company to the public giving those who purchase […]

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  • Ten Things To Do For Your Children Right Now 

    (1) Talk honestly about your household finances (2) Open an investment account (can be set it up as a trust) (3) Get them a passport (4) Start a college fund (5) Start a savings account (6) Get them a library card (7) Check out books on coding or anything involving […]

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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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  • What is Financial Freedom?

    Most individuals are instructed to get an education and then a job.  Then, after landing a solid job, the recommendation is to save a percentage of each paycheck for the next 40+ years until retirement.  This linear path from school until death, means spending the majority of each day at […]

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  • The Coptic Diet

    What is the Coptic diet? Do you know? As we elevate spiritually certain things, activities, tastes and cravings do fall away. However, in all things we say, moderation. As Copts we know that all sickness is not unto death however, many of us are an illness away from financial death […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Overcoming Procrastination

    Delaying even a small task or issue can most times result in a big expensive problem or project. Kicking the can or putting off until later can sometimes result in very expensive lessons. Procrastination costs — big time. We’ve all done it: Put off something until tomorrow that could have […]

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  • Living Wills and Advanced Directives

    Continuing the theme of getting your house in order by focusing on one task at a time, your family’s financial planning and overall planning can be established by February. Last week we highlighted trusts and wills. This week let’s consider living wills or advanced directives. A living will is a […]

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