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Christian Joy in a Material World – Part I (Where Joy Is Not)

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence These words have become deeply ingrained into the American society as part of our Declaration…

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Is Gaming a Legitimate Career?

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There’s been a lot of talk in the past week about the 16 year old teenage boy from Pennsylvania who earned $3 million by winning the Fortnite World Cup gaming competition.  Gaming is a big sport with the most active group being teenage boys, many of whom are already earning six-figures — for playing video…

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What Is Stewardship?

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Imagine being the caretaker of a sprawling estate.  Your duties include maintaining the grounds, the mansion, the pool, and the owner’s collection of luxury cars.  One day, the owner tells you he is leaving to travel the world and has no idea when he will return.  You’re told to keep doing your job so that…

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What to Do with Your Old 401(k)

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In today’s job market – the average worker between the age of 18 and 48 has held eleven jobs. And with all of those jobs, typically comes multiple retirement accounts. So, what’s a person to do with all of those old retirement accounts when they move to a different company? This is probably one of…

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Minimum Wage

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The minimum wage is a pretty controversial topic these days as it has become a political hot button.  On the one extreme, we have those who don’t believe a minimum wage should even exist and on the other we have the argument for a minimum wage hike up to $15 per hour and beyond.  So,…

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4 Ways Money Can Change You

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It seems second nature for us to wish that we had more money in fact, sometimes, even as Christians, we can put too much faith in money and get caught up thinking that money would solve our problems. Money can certainly change things, but unfortunately the thing it often changes is us and sometimes not…

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Common 401k Investment Mistakes

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The days of the company pension providing workers with an income stream through the retirement years is quickly fading away.  Today, most workers are responsible for their own retirement savings and this is most commonly done through the company-sponsored retirement plan.  These plans can go by different names and numbers, like 401(k) or 403(b), but…

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Loaning to Family and Friends

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It’s not uncommon to be approached by a friend or family member in need of a loan to help them through a rough time.  This can be a tough scenario to navigate because we want to help them out, but we also realize that relationships can be affected when we loan money to someone we…

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