12 steps to take in honor of Financial Wellness month

I just heard this past week that January was Financial Wellness month. That’s not surprising since this is the month of New Year’s Resolutions. While January may be nearly over, this is still a good time to consider your overall financial well-being. Dust off the budget Are you doing a regular monthly budget that is […]

10 Year end tax considerations to soften the blow next April

November probably isn’t the month where you often think about taxes.  After all, we have 6 months until April 15th rolls around again. None of us like paying taxes. We do appreciate some of the benefits those tax dollars provide us, but that still doesn’t make the tax paying process an enjoyable experience. However, it […]

Living a life of integrity even when we may not want to

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is crooked though he be rich. Proverbs 28:6 NASB There is a commercial on TV right now that shows some young men playing in a championship basketball game. There are a few seconds left and the trailing team throws a pass away all […]

What will your 2% pay cut mean for you?

You arrive at work tomorrow morning and  your boss announces that in 15 minutes everyone needs to meet in the conference room. He announces that effective immediately all employees will be receiving 2% pay cut. What do you do? Will you be fine or will you be feeling a pinch? How do you adjust? Taxes […]

What does the fiscal cliff deal mean for me?

As most of you have no doubt heard by now, late New Years night Congress agreed to a deal to avert or at least postpone the “fiscal cliff” that has dominated our news for the last few weeks. If you haven’t been paying attention to the news lately, you might have missed the discussions about […]

How to save 15-25% on your health care costs, Part 1

How would you like to be able to save 15-25% on your health care costs each year? And I don’t mean changing doctors or pursuing some kind of risky alternative treatments. There really is a way you can save this kind of money each year on your health care costs. The answer is to get […]