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Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 24, 2024
Is Jesus Lord of all your affairs or is there still one part of your life where you insist on being in charge That one area all too often is money We all have to make a decision Will we live in God's economy or man's Sharon Epps is here today to help us understand the difference Sharon Epps is the president of Kingdom Advisors FaithFi's parent organization Kingdom Advisors serves the broad Christian financial industry by educating and equipping professionals to integrate biblical wisdom and financial expertise Being In the World but Not Of the World Oswald Chambers once [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 23, 2024
It's human nature to be concerned about having enough but would you know it when you get there It's a question we don't ask ourselves enough how much is enough We have a great story in the Bible that gives us a clue and Dr Kelly Rush joins us today to talk about it Dr Kelly Rush is a Professor of Finance Department Chair and Financial Planning Program Coordinator at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio Understanding Lifestyle CreepIf you're unfamiliar with the concept of lifestyle creep it's where individuals tend to spend more on lifestyle comforts and luxuries as [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 22, 2024
Stock markets have seen record highs in the past couple of months Is it a good time to take profits Well it certainly can be a good time to take profits if you've seen your investments go through the roof recently And today I want to tell you about a way to realize those gains for God's Kingdom Why Donate Appreciated Stocks With recent historic highs in the markets now is an excellent time to consider donating appreciated stocks to your church or other ministries Donating stock instead of cash can significantly benefit both the donor and recipient primarily due [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 19, 2024
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children but the sinner's wealth is laid up for the righteous - Proverbs That verse seems pretty straightforward but it leaves several questions unanswered What should we leave to our kids how much and when Ron Blue joins us today with the answers Ron Blue is the Co-Founder of Kingdom Advisors and the author of many books on biblical finance including Splitting Heirs Giving Your Money and Things to Your Children Without Ruining Their Lives When To Leave Money to Your Kids and When Not ToMany people wonder if Proverbs means [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 18, 2024
The Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet once wrote Wisdom without an inheritance is better than an inheritance without wisdom As Baby Boomers age it's estimated they'll leave a tidal wave of wealth to their heirs perhaps as much as trillion by But is the next generation ready for that wealth The Biblical Perspective on Inheritance Anne Bradstreet's wisdom likely stemmed from Ecclesiastes - highlighting wisdom's value alongside an inheritance This biblical perspective underscores the importance of preparing heirs with wealth and the wisdom to manage it Current State of Wealth Transfer PreparednessResearch indicates that while Boomers are poised to make the [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 17, 2024
Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the Lord's will is - Ephesians That verse is a good reminder that to follow God's will we must first know it for all areas of our lives including finances Brian Holtz joins us today with a question Does your budget reflect God's priorities or yours Brian Holtz is the Chief Operating Officer at Compass Financial Ministry and the author of Financial Discipleship for Families Intentionally Raising Faithful Children Ownership vs Stewardship One of the fundamental concepts of Christian finances is the distinction between ownership and stewardship Psalm reminds us The earth [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 16, 2024
Everyone knows what inflation means right You'd be surprised by how fuzzy some people think about inflation Is inflation a rise in prices or simply high prices Or does it mean something else entirely The results of a recent poll may surprise you but we've got Mark Biller with us today to explain it Mark Biller is Executive Editor and Senior Portfolio Manager at Sound Mind Investing an underwriter of Faith Finance What is Inflation A Common MisunderstandingA recent survey revealed a significant misunderstanding among the general public about what inflation actually means While of respondents expressed concern about inflation [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 15, 2024
Well it's hard to believe but soon the kids will be heading back to school Are you ready to start the new school year on the right foot Could you use a few tips Well you're in for a treat Crystal Paine joins us today with some great advice to make your back-to-school experience easier Crystal Paine is the founder of MoneySavingMom com and the author of The Time-Saving Mom How to Juggle a Lot Enjoy Your Life and Accomplish What Matters Most Budgeting for Back-to-School EssentialsAs the new school year approaches parents are reminded of the inevitable expenses from [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 12, 2024
Paying off debt is always a good thing but paying it off before retirement is one of the best financial moves you'll ever make It's a disturbing trend more people than ever are retiring with debt That reduces their lifestyle choices and increases the likelihood they'll have to return to work at some point Today we'll talk about carrying debt into retirement and how you can avoid it Preparing for a Debt-Free Retirement A Practical GuideAccording to the Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances of people aged to are in debt up from years ago This rising debt can severely [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 11, 2024
Is it the best of times or the worst of times Well it all depends on if you're trying to buy or sell a house It really is a matter of perspective Home values remain sky-high and are likely to continue rising in the foreseeable future How you view that depends on which side of the transaction you're on Navigating the Current Housing Market Tips for First-Time Home BuyersIt may be the worst of times if you're a first-time home buyer Home values have never been higher thanks to the continued high cost of building materials inflation and low inventory [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 10, 2024
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth The earth was without form and void and darkness was over the face of the deep - Genesis - I'm sure you're more than familiar with those first lines of the Bible but are you aware of the economic implications of the creation story Jerry Bowyer fills us in today Jerry Bowyer is the President of Bowyer Research and our Resident Economist here at Faith Finance He is the author of The Maker Versus the Takers What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics You can also read his [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 09, 2024
You have to be at least to collect Social Security maybe because it takes that long to understand the program Do you have questions about Social Security Of course you do Who doesn't Well you don't want to miss today's program Eddie Holland is back to answer more of your questions about Social Security Eddie Holland is a Senior Private Wealth Advisor and partner of Blue Trust in Greenville South Carolina He's also a CPA a Certified Financial Planner CFP and a Certified Kingdom Advisor CKA Can You Claim Benefits Early and Switch Later You can claim Social Security benefits [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 08, 2024
If you're tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck you can make a decision today that will change your life All you have to do is practice God's financial principles and then wait to see what happens You'll be amazed at the results Admitting the ProblemLike most things the first step in making financial changes is admitting that you have a problem and then identifying what you're doing wrong So what's not right with the way you're handling money Maybe you worry about bouncing a check or you fear the phone ringing because it might be a bill collector or you're dealing with [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 05, 2024
Beauty matters to painters musicians and photographers but what does it have to do with investing The creation account suggests that beauty is also at the core of faithful stewardship and investing Today we'll discuss Investing in Beautiful with Jason Myhre of the Eventide Center for Faith Investing Jason Myhre is the Executive Director of the Eventide Center for Faith Investing an educational initiative of Eventide Asset Management and an underwriter of Faith Finance The Experience of BeautyWe all encounter beauty in various forms an orchestral performance a mountain hike a beach stroll or even a bouquet of flowers at [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 04, 2024
It's the th of July the day we celebrate our nation's independence It's also a great day to take stock of your financial independence Are you on the road to financial freedom Or are you falling under the bondage of money It's one or the other Either you control your money or your money controls you The Gift of Financial FreedomIndependence gave our nation freedom and financial independence provides us with the freedom to make choices When we control our money we can decide where and how we live where we work and how much we work However financial freedom [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 03, 2024
Corinthians says Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully God's Word repeatedly challenges us to be generous givers to our families and His Kingdom When should we do this giving Are we waiting too long Ron Blue joins us today with an idea you may not have thought about Ron Blue is the Co-Founder of Kingdom Advisors and the author of many books on biblical finance most notably Master Your Money A Step-by-Step Plan for Experiencing Financial Contentment The Joy of GivingThere is immense joy in seeing the impact of your generosity [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 02, 2024
Did you know that anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the U S today You might assume that we have a major anxiety problem just by the number of commercials you see for new medicines to treat these disorders but is anxiety really a new thing The Reality Of AnxietyModern medicine recognizes anxiety in many forms generalized anxiety disorder panic disorder social anxiety and various phobias Data shows nearly a third of all U S adults will experience some form of anxiety in their lifetime The cost of treating anxiety disorders in the U S runs into [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
July 01, 2024
In the First Century B C Roman historian Sallust said Prosperity tries the souls even of the wise Most people would choose financial prosperity despite its temptations But what if you're living with financial adversity Today we'll talk about how to be wise in good times and bad The Temptations of Financial Success and AdversityWhen things are going well financially it's tempting to take credit for your success leading to sins like pride and greed On the other hand adversity brings its own set of temptations such as self-pity bitterness and envy Neither set of attitudes is godly Christians are [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 28, 2024
Since the beginning of time God's design for humanity has always been to be a giant family spread throughout the earth So what happened Because of the power of sin in our world families are broken children become orphans and many feel alone and isolated as if they don't belong Dr Albert Reyes with Buckner International joins us today to share a hopeful message about God's design for his family Dr Albert Reyes is the author of Never Alone The Power of Family to Inspire Hope and Hope Now Peace Healing and Justice When the Kingdom Comes Near He serves [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 27, 2024
What's harder to get rid of than termites and hurts more than a toothache A certain group of people will tell you it's a timeshare It seemed like a good idea at the time but now it's just another budget buster Today we're diving deeper into this topic Unfortunately none of the options are particularly great but let's explore them Why Are Timeshares Hard to Sell First it's important to understand why timeshares are so difficult to sell Ideally you'd sell your timeshare and recoup your investment However this rarely happens If anyone has managed it please let us know [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 26, 2024
The Bible contains many accounts of God providing miraculously for His people but none are more fascinating than the story of the Widow's Oil That passage is found in Kings - it's just seven verses but they're loaded with teaching about God's provision Sharon Epps joins us today to unpack the story of the Widow's Oil and how we can apply it to our lives today Sharon Epps is the president of Kingdom Advisors FaithFi's parent organization Kingdom Advisors serves the broad Christian financial industry by educating and equipping professionals to integrate biblical wisdom and financial expertise Elisha and the [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 25, 2024
The Bible clearly says that Christians are to give but is it always as clear about where we should give We all have to decide where we will give from our limited resources So a good question to ask is Does God care where we give I'll talk about that today with David Wills David Wills is President of The National Christian Foundation NCF He is also the co-author of Investing in God's Business The How To of Smart Christian Giving and numerous articles and lectures nationwide A New Perspective on GivingA recent article titled Does God Care Where We [... more]
It's Time to Man Up!
Nikita Koloff
June 25, 2024
Today Nikita answers questions from Eric Boughman Listen for another great episode of Q A [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 24, 2024
Myths can be persistent things For a long time people thought the world was flat The investing world has its share of myths that persist to this day Rachel McDonough joins us today to go over myths about wealth that many Christians believe but shouldn't Rachel McDonough is a Certified Financial Planner CFP a Certified Kingdom Advisor CKA and a regular Faith Finance contributor Flat Earth and Financial MythsWhen your core assumptions are wrong your strategy becomes useless Imagine planning a voyage worldwide while believing it's flat you'd never reach your destination accurately Similarly in finance myths perpetuated by various [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 21, 2024
You've probably heard the saying If you aim at nothing you'll hit it every time But do you know who coined it Christian author and speaker Zig Ziglar is credited with that famous quote It urges us to set goals and stay on mission What are our goals and what's our mission here at FaithFi Chad Clark fills you in today and invites you to be a part of it all Chad Clark is the Executive Director of FaithFi Faith Finance Integrating Faith and Finances for God's GloryAt FaithFi our mission is clear we aim to equip Christians with the [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 20, 2024
It's said that we learn from mistakes not success but do you want to experience that with your retirement savings No question saving and investing for retirement is something you want to get right the first time Mark Biller joins us today to help you avoid some of the most common retirement planning mistakes Mark Biller is Executive Editor and Senior Portfolio Manager at Sound Mind Investing an underwriter of Faith Finance Underestimating the Impact of InflationOne of the most common retirement-planning mistakes is underestimating the impact of inflation Many fail to grasp the destructive power of inflation's compounding effect [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 19, 2024
Train up a child in the way he should go even when he is old he will not depart from it Proverbs Teaching our children how to manage God's money is vital to raising them But how can parents do this well Brian Holtz will share some great insights today Brian Holtz is the Chief Operating Officer at Compass Financial Ministry and the author of Financial Discipleship for Families Intentionally Raising Faithful Children MVP Parenting Building Financial Wisdom in the Next GenerationIntroducing MVP Parenting a concept foundational for nurturing financial wisdom and spiritual growth in our children Howard Dayton defines [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 18, 2024
By wisdom a house is built and by understanding it is established by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches - Proverbs - Faithful stewardship requires us to make wise financial decisions manage and grow assets and protect our families from hardship Are you ready if you're suddenly disabled or incapacitated Valerie Hogan joins us with a checklist to prepare you for it Valerie Hogan is an attorney a Certified Financial Planner CFP a member of Kingdom Advisors as well as the co-author of Wise Women Managing Money Expert Advice on Debt Wealth Budgeting and More [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 17, 2024
You've been a careful steward working hard saving your money and spending wisely Now what Being able to live comfortably and afford the things you need seems like a worthy goal Today we'll look at having a surplus from a biblical perspective Celebrating Financial FaithfulnessMaybe we don't do this enough speak directly to the faithful listeners who already follow God's principles in their finances You've been living with integrity and making wise choices with your money for years Well we're talking to you today First of all well done Financial faithfulness is a big deal It takes sacrifice commitment and [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 14, 2024
Dr Richard Swenson author of The Overload Syndrome and Margin writes that We must have some room to breathe We need freedom to think and permission to heal Our relationships are being starved to death by velocity Too many people are physically emotionally mentally and financially overloaded these days So we'll look at rest from a biblical perspective today The Concept of MarginIn his writings Dr Richard Swenson introduces the concept of margin essentially it's the space to take a break before you break down Many of us feel there's just not enough time money or energy left at the [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 13, 2024
We all want our plans to succeed but what does the Lord want Are you and God on the same page regarding your financial plans Today we'll discuss achieving your financial goals and doing God's will As avid planners we know that having a plan is the best way to meet your financial goals or any goals for that matter But how do you ensure your plans align with God's will for your life As Christians we believe that Jesus' plans are the best and the Bible supports this in Proverbs Many are the plans in the mind of a [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 12, 2024
Knowing where and how to give to God's Kingdom can be a challenge for any one person but all the more so if you're married It's beautiful when couples agree on how to manage their money how much to spend and save but finding agreement on giving is just as important Today Bob shares what he and his wife Leslie learned about it Bob Doll is the CEO and CIO of Crossmark Global Investments He regularly contributes to Faith and Finance and other media outlets such as Bloomberg TV Fox Business and CNBC The Foundation of GivingFinancial disagreements are common [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 11, 2024
Some people learn from the mistakes of others Unfortunately some people have to be the others You certainly don't want to be one of the others who must learn things the hard way by making mistakes Today we'll talk to Ron Blue about some of the biggest financial mistakes you want to avoid Ron Blue is the Co-Founder of Kingdom Advisors and the author of many books on biblical finance most notably Master Your Money A Step-by-Step Plan for Experiencing Financial Contentment Setting Financial GoalsRon emphasized the importance of establishing clear financial goals Without clear financial goals you're essentially aiming [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 10, 2024
According to some estimates the average household spends an astonishing of its food budget on eating out That's a lot to digest After housing and transportation food is probably the next biggest item in the budget It's also a place where you can easily make changes that will save you a lot of money The Cost of ConvenienceEating out is convenient especially for busy families with two working parents or parents shuttling kids to various activities However this convenience comes at a cost not just financially but also in terms of health Fast food often leads to weight gain and [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 07, 2024
The Qualified Charitable Distribution is one of the most underutilized tax benefits yet almost million Americans can take it There are many requirements for taking a Qualified Charitable Distribution QCD or QCD You must be and have an IRA If more folks understood QCDs better they might take them David Hogan joins us today with the ABCs of QCDs David Hogan is the Principal of Clifton Larson Allen CPA's in Atlanta GA What is a Qualified Charitable Distribution QCD Simply put a QCD directly transfers funds from your Individual Retirement Account IRA to a qualified charity This move doesn't offer [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 06, 2024
Many think Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived and much of his God-given wisdom is about managing money John Putnam joins us today to talk about the Money Moves of Solomon so you can be just as wise John Putnam is a Strategic Stewardship Coach a Certified Kingdom Advisor CKA and the founder of Money Made Faithful a financial discipleship marketplace ministry The Wisdom of King SolomonScripture makes it clear just how wise Solomon was In Kings we learn that God granted Solomon wisdom and understanding beyond measure surpassing all others in wisdom So what financial principles did [... more]
JR Sports Brief
JR
June 05, 2024
JJ Redick responds to Shams report that he's the front runner to become the Lakers head coach l Brian Dameris Dallas Mavericks TV Radio analyst l Kevin Stefanski is proud of getting an extension [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 05, 2024
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed and anxious about your finances You're not alone For many money is the number one source of stress But what if you could transform your relationship with money from one of fear and dread to one of trust and joy Dr Shane Enete joins us today to discuss how we can do that Dr Shane Enete is an Associate Professor of Finance at Biola University and the author of the brand new book Whole Heart Finances A Jesus-Centered Guide to Managing Your Money with Joy Addressing the Fear of Financial CommitmentOne of the most [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 04, 2024
Homeowners now have an average of nearly in home equity and the nationwide total is staggering at trillion Home equity is undoubtedly one of our largest assets So how do the biblical principles of stewardship apply to it Harlan Accola joins us today to discuss this Harlan Accola is the National Reverse Mortgage Director at Movement Mortgage an underwriter of Faith and Finance He is also the author of Home Equity and Reverse Mortgages The Cinderella of the Baby Boomer Retirement Understanding Reverse MortgagesToday's reverse mortgages are not the same product that gave the name such a negative reputation in [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
June 03, 2024
Americans have an average of four credit cards Do you really need that many And how many is enough Too often we hang on to credit cards we no longer use providing an unnecessary invitation to identity thieves to run up charges in our names Canceling them is a good idea if done correctly The Risks of Holding Unused Credit CardsMany of us hang on to credit cards we no longer use but this can invite identity thieves to run up charges in your name Canceling unused cards is a good idea but it needs to be done correctly Let's [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 31, 2024
And let us not grow weary of doing good for in due season we will reap if we do not give up - Galatians One Christian ministry has been doing good for nearly years and shows zero signs of growing weary Scott Collins joins us today to discuss Buckner International and its ongoing efforts to support foster care adoption and family outreach Scott Collins is the Senior Vice President of Communications at Buckner International an underwriter of Faith Finance A Legacy of Service Since Buckner International founded by R C Buckner years ago with just for its first orphanage has [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 30, 2024
The data shows that personal debt is rising and folks are worried about their financial future So what's the solution We can't control some things like inflation and a slowing economy But we can do some things especially when managing and eliminating debt Neile Simon joins us today to discuss the solution to fretting over finances Neile Simon is a Certified Credit Counselor with Christian Credit Counselors CCC an underwriter of Faith Finance Understanding The Financial StormWith credit card debt at an all-time high the GDP falling and a disappointing jobs report it's a perfect storm for financial stress Debt [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 29, 2024
My eyes are ever toward the Lord for he will pluck my feet out of the net the troubles of my heart are enlarged bring me out of my distresses - Psalm Do you feel trapped by your finances Do you find yourself giving in to worldly pressure Is there a way out of the world's money trap There is and Sharon Epps joins us today to talk about it Sharon Epps is the president of Kingdom Advisors FaithFi's parent organization Kingdom Advisors serves the broad Christian financial industry by educating and equipping professionals to integrate biblical wisdom and financial [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 28, 2024
Romans says Let love be without hypocrisy Abhor what is evil Cling to what is good It may not be intuitive but this verse is a compelling guide for applying our faith to our investment decisions We'll talk with Jason Myhre today about how we can love without hypocrisy as we invest our money Jason Myhre is the Executive Director of the Eventide Center for Faith Investing an educational initiative of Eventide Asset Management and an underwriter of Faith Finance Bringing Faith into Investing A Deeper LookThe phrase Let love be without hypocrisy challenges us to ensure our love is [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 27, 2024
Do you think of yourself as a generous person Most of us would like to think we are but do we know why we're generous Jesus told us that it's better to give than to receive and Christians are very generous people Today we'll hear from Chris Gabriel about why this is the case and how we can be even more generous Chris Gabriel is the author of WISEgenerosity A Guide To Purposeful and Productive Living and Giving Chris recently spoke to financial professionals at the Kingdom Advisors Redeeming Money Conference in Orlando However his keen insights on why and [... more]
The Charlie Kirk Show
Charlie Kirk
May 26, 2024
It's easy and tempting to think there is no way Joe Biden can win another term As Charlie explains in his speech to the Salem Radio Network in California the reality is more grim Democrats have every institutional advantage and every dirty trick ready to go to cling to power Charlie explains what Donald Trump's own chief advantages are and how these will be brought forth to make a Republican victory possible Become a member at members charliekirk com Support the show http www charliekirk com supportSee omnystudio com listener for privacy information [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 24, 2024
Are you storing up treasures on earth or in heaven Are you focused on the temporal or the eternal In Matthew Jesus clarifies that our hearts will always follow after what we treasure Was he talking about money Chad Clark shares his insights with us today Chad Clark is the Executive Director of FaithFi Faith Finance What does Jesus mean when he says For where your treasure is your heart will be also It challenges us to evaluate what we treasure most It's common for us to say that where our money is there our hearts will be and we [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 23, 2024
From Jeremiah we know God's people should seek the welfare of the places and people around them But is seeking the welfare of our community something Christians can pursue by means of investing choices Today we speak with an investment manager who has been seeking the welfare of cities all over America and the world through his advocacy work with corporations As we will hear today investors can influence decisions made behind closed doors by corporations Chris Meyer joins us today to examine how this advocacy works Chris Meyer is the Manager of Stewardship Investing Research and Advocacy for Praxis [... more]
Amy Lawrence Show
Amy Lawrence
May 22, 2024
Amy gets put in Infinity Sports Radio jail What the heck happened to the Pacers Rick Carlisle takes blame for Pacers loss [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 22, 2024
Statistics show that many people aren't saving for retirement Others may have far more than enough How do you find the right balance Yes saving too much for retirement is possible although many more folks aren't saving enough What does Scripture tell us about responsible savings Brian Holtz fills us in today Brian Holtz is the Chief Operating Officer at Compass Financial Ministry and the author of Financial Discipleship for Families Intentionally Raising Faithful Children It's essential to save and invest enough for retirement but it's just as misguided to prioritize that above all others right The Bible gives us [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 21, 2024
Are you confident you'll be able to retire comfortably someday Are you taking steps to make that happen Inadequate savings faulty assumptions and high inflation could create barriers to a comfortable retirement Can we learn anything from today's retirees Matt Bell thinks we can and joins us today to discuss this Matt Bell is the Managing Editor at Sound Mind Investing an underwriter of Faith Finance What does the latest Employee Benefit Research Institute data show about how people feel about their retirement prospects In the latest report nearly of people in the workforce and somewhat higher numbers of those [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 20, 2024
You've heard the expression Pennywise and pound foolish Here in the States we could say Pennywise and dollar foolish A good example is when someone is more concerned about the interest they're getting on their savings account than the interest they're paying on their mortgage Top Tips to Save Big on InterestWhen managing your finances shopping around for the best interest rates on savings is wise However focusing on reducing the interest on your mortgage can have a much bigger payoff Consider the total interest paid over a -year fixed-rate mortgage It's a powerful motivator to pay off your mortgage [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 17, 2024
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and to the end of the earth - Acts Those were Christ's words to the apostles after his resurrection The fulfillment of that promise began a few days later on Pentecost and continues in believers to this day We'll explain what that has to do with your finances Transforming Your Financial DecisionsIn the Christian calendar while Christmas and Easter receive the most attention Pentecost is a pivotal event for believers emphasizing themes of [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 16, 2024
Do you use a credit union Or have you never considered using one Credit union members know their advantages and million nationwide can't be wrong Aaron Caid joins us today to discuss the pros and cons of credit unions and spoiler alert there aren't many cons Aaron Caid is the Chief Marketing Officer at Christian Community Credit Union an underwriter of Faith Finance What are the pros of joining a typical credit union Credit unions are member-owned cooperatives Members are customers and stakeholders governed by a volunteer board selected from the member base They also have voting rights on credit [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 15, 2024
We'd like to think that our actions are always pleasing to God and certainly don't offend Him but we also know that isn't always true Christians are called to do good works so the world will see them and God will be glorified So it shouldn't surprise us that God takes stinginess and generosity personally Randy Alcorn joins us today to discuss this Randy Alcorn is a New York Times bestselling author of over books on Christian Living and the Founder and Director of Eternal Perspective Ministries His ministry focuses on helping others use their time money possessions and opportunities [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 14, 2024
We tend to think that wealthy individuals always make the right financial decisions but is that always the case The truth is that people with a high net worth can sometimes make financial mistakes just as easily as the rest of us and perhaps with even worse consequences Cole Pearson shares five of them today Cole Pearson is the President of Investment Solutions at OneAscent a family of companies seeking to help people align their investments with their Christian values OneAscent is also an underwriter of Faith Finance Five Mistakes That The Wealthy Make With Their InvestmentsEven wealthy or high-net-worth [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 13, 2024
Proverbs reads The prudent sees danger and hides himself but the simple go on and suffer for it The word insurance isn't in the Bible but it does say that it's wise to protect your financial holdings and insurance is one way to do that Understanding Essential Insurance PoliciesInsurance is a fundamental aspect of financial planning For most of us unless we have vast wealth diversified across numerous investments insurance serves as a critical safety net So what insurance policies are necessary Auto and Home InsuranceAuto insurance is generally required by law if you own a vehicle Homeowners insurance is [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 10, 2024
She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness Her children rise up and call her blessed her husband also and he praises her - Proverbs The True Value of MotherhoodAs we approach Mother's Day it's a great time to reflect on mothers' immense value to our lives beyond their immeasurable emotional and spiritual support While it's clear that a mother's contributions are priceless have you ever wondered what the monetary value of a mother's work might be Recent data from Salary com helps put this into perspective revealing that if motherhood [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 09, 2024
What would you say is the most generous act of all time If you said The Cross you'd be correct Jesus gave His life so we may spend eternity with Him We must only have faith in Him as our Lord and Savior to receive this gift Art Rainer joins us today with thoughts on what the Cross reveals about generosity Art Rainer is the founder of the Institute for Christian Financial Health and Christian Money Solutions He is a regular contributor here at Faith Finance and the author of Money in the Light of Eternity What the Bible Says [... more]
Faith And Finance
Rob West
May 08, 2024
In Matthew Jesus called us to be wise as snakes and gentle as doves But can we be gentle and wise when standing up for biblical principles and our voting rights as investors It's the annual shareholder meeting season for public corporations meaning companies will hear about their policies from investors Jerry Bowyer joins us today with a biblical perspective on corporate engagement Jerry Bowyer is the President of Bowyer Research and our Resident Economist here at Faith Finance He is the author of The Maker Versus the Takers What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics You can [... more]
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