No matter how much we prepare, the reality is the majority of us are going to experience a period of financial difficulty at some point in our lives. Making a major financial mistake or experiencing a sudden financial life change can often leave a feeling of discouragement, hopelessness, stress, and frustration. The reality of having […]
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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a men’s conference where I heard one of the most profound analogies given by the keynote speaker. Dr. Tony Evans, a renowned author and pastor, gave an illustration of how easy it can be to allow something small to control our time. His example centered on the game […]
I’ll never take for granted the lessons my parents taught me about money when I was a kid. Because they didn’t want me to make the same mistakes they made, they began teaching me the basic principles of money at an early age. My mom was great about taking me shopping and helping me understand […]
We are still in the first quarter of the beginning of the year and most research continues to show that the top priority on most people’s list of “New Year’s Resolutions” is to get fit and stay in shape. The top three resolutions continue to be: “I plan to lose weight, eat healthier, and exercise […]
One of the worst things I’ve ever heard someone say about money is this: “You can’t take it all with you when you die, so spend it all now.” To me, that’s one of the most selfish attitudes you can have. And I think that’s why you hear so many stories about people getting rich […]
In the November/December 2012 issue of Gospel Today, guest contributor Rachel Cruze weighs-in again on Finance, this time talking about the importance of teaching our children about money. It’s never too early to start, and the simple steps she outlines are a great way to lay a foundation for your kids to win with money. […]
We talked about the importance of becoming debt-free in the September/October 2012 issue of Gospel Today. Guest columnist Rachel Cruze let us in on the fact that being debt-free frees us up to do the important stuff. Make sure you grab a copy of the September/October 2012 issue to check it out! [table id=31 /] […]
Beware of people who target the church with their products or services.Scam artists love to target church folks because they know many of us are ignorant and gullible when it comes to business. It\'s called â€œAffinity Fraud.â€ The hallmark of the fraud is that the scammer looks like or talks like a member of that group.
by Lee Jenkins Have you ever bought a house you couldn\’t afford; spent money on stuff you didn\’t nee; made investments that wiped you out? Welcome to the club! We\’ve all made financial mistakes. Below are four questions that can act as â€œfiltersâ€ to help you make smart money moves. Question #1 IS IT GOD […]
By Dr. Teresa Hairston Experiencing recession was a harrowing experience for millions of people. Many of us lost jobs, houses, financial savings and even emotional stability. Families were adversely affected, plans for the future were adjusted and carefully conceived careers were abruptly revised. For many, recession was a game-changer. But, while we easily acknowledge the […]
by Darryl Izzard For most families, every dime is already accounted for before the paycheck hits the bank. There are countless needs in every home with limited resources. Well, here\’s a simple list to help you cut cost and save in 2011! Be sure to pass along your money saving tips in the comments below? […]
By Darryl Izzard Ok, I did it! I gave up my night, swarmed through the sea of automobiles which were packed sardine-style in the parking lot, and stood in line with the masses for hours to get my 3 flat screen TV\’s and the latest digital camera gadget on the market during the big Black […]
There\’s no shame in admitting that your household income has taken a huge hit. In the past two to three years nearly everyone\’s finances have been affected. Folks who were livin\’ large have been forced to downsize; brothas pimpin\’ their rides have had their cars repossessed, and the big-baller-shot-callers are dodging bill collectors! Even people […]
DR. SOARIESâ€”A 21ST CENTURY FREEDOM FIGHTER AT 59, DR. DEFOREST BLAKE â€œBUSTERâ€ SOARIES, JR. has made his mark as a pastor, politician and public advocate. He is senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey, where he has served since November 1990. From January 1999 through January 2002, he served […]
Have you ever considered the importance of managing your money? Lee Jenkins, our financial expert gives you tips for bouncing back financially and experiencing success!