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Facing the Fears of Another ‘Great Depression’ Stock Market

Investors continue to ride an emotional rollercoaster. This experience is unsettling and, for many investors, raises a pressing question: Should they continue on their present course, or make a change and flee to safety?

Feeling the Father’s Pleasure

In Matthew 28, Jesus commissioned his followers to an awesome task. "Go," he told them, "and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you." This applies to our finances...

Probabilities: What the Past Suggests About the Future

What the market's long-term average return makes clear is that time is on the side of the long-term investor. The longer you're willing to keep your money in the market, the greater the likelihood of success.

  • Austin Pryor with Joseph Slife |
  • July 27, 2010 |
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Recover from Financial Setbacks Well

If you're broke, don't despair. You may not have enough money in the bank, but you'll always have enough help from God to grow beyond the challenges you face.

Three Luxuries Money Can't Buy

I'll take being debt-free any day over a shiny new car. I'll opt for time with the people I love over finding a way to cough up hundreds of dollars for a leather handbag.

Planning a Wonderful, Enjoyable, Affordable Wedding

Even with the recent recession prompting couples (and their families) to cut back, weddings in the U.S. currently have an average sticker price of $19,581. Should you - must you - pay this much?

Faith-Based Credit Unions: An Option for Christian Savers

Of the more than 9,000 state and federally chartered credit unions in the U.S., many are overtly Christian in their emphasis.

America: Going Out of Business?

As the economic viability of the European Union teeters on the brink of collapse, Americans are getting a close up look at what happens when “borrow and spend” becomes the national modus operandi.

Free to Choose What's Right in the Free Market

What's so great about the "free" market and why is it worth preserving? And if regulation isn't the answer to Wall Street's excesses, what is?

Wealth Hoarded to the Harm of Its Owner

Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, used to say, "Your biggest strength can also be your biggest weakness." And believe it or not, this can be true of focusing on the future. You can over-do it and end up not enjoying life today.

Forecasting Follies

In a sense, the financial markets aren't much different than the Kentucky Derby. Consulting the collective wisdom of experts does not guarentee a "win."

Things Are Not As They Seem

Sorting out the real from the illusory is one of the great challenges in investing, as in life. There's often a disconnect between our perceptions and the underlying reality.

Are Annuities Right for You?

In light of the recent market volatility, variable annuities are being reintroduced to a broader audience. Pre-retirees and retirees are giving annuities a second look because of the tax-deferred features and income guarantees. Is an annuity right for you?

The Big Picture on Genuinely Helping the Poor

How do we make sure the "help" we give to the poor doesn't end up amounting to nothing more than an empty gesture?

What You Need to Know If Your Bank Fails

Since January 2009, 106 banks and 19 credit unions have failed in the U.S. As grim as these statistics may be, you should not worry about your bank or credit union provided it is FDIC- or NCUSIF-insured.

Faith, Finances, and Fantasy: The Prosperity Gospel at Work

While the prosperity gospel is part of the problem, it is only a small expression of a much larger American ethos.

Money and Morality: How Values Undercut the Economy

If people can’t control their own desires, can we really expect them to keep their financial house in order?

The Dollar at the Precipice

Our currency is headed for a free-fall off a cliff in the international foreign-exchange markets. Why is this almost a certainty?

  • Fred A. Kingery |
  • November 20, 2009 |
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Is the Economy Really Recovering?

With news reporting the recession is finally over and the stock market recovering over 50% from the March 9th low, we need to ask: is Main Street truly improving?

  • Jay Peroni, CFP(r) |
  • November 06, 2009 |
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