Children

Protecting Your Children from Identity Theft

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Imagine this, your daughter is 17 years old and getting ready to finish high school and enter college.  The big decisions have been made and the paperwork has been filed.  However, you just got notice that she’s in jeopardy of not getting the financial aid or scholarships you’ve been counting on because over 10 years…

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Estate Planning – Leaving an Inheritance for Your Children

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Regardless of whether you have abundant wealth or just scrape to get by, one thing is certain:  you won’t be taking anything with you when you leave this world.  Estate planning is our opportunity to decide who gets those assets we leave behind.  Most people I encounter haven’t given this issue much thought and simply…

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Moody Radio Interview 4-9-18 – Student Debt

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Student debt continues to be a huge economic hardship issue.  In this interview we discuss ideas for avoiding it or dealing with it if you already have loans.  You can read the related article here.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Steve” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM). For more information on Moody…

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Moody Radio Interview 4-2-18 – Teaching Our Children To Handle Money

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Financial decisions give us an opportunity to speak spiritual truths into the lives of our children.  Are we taking advantage of those discussion opportunities and are we setting an example we want our kids to imitate?  You can read the full article on this topic here.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and…

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Teaching Our Children to Handle Money

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Our children are one of the most important resources God has given us to steward and we shouldn’t take the responsibility of raising them lightly.  We’re told in Ephesians 6:4 to “bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.”  While every day brings with it a myriad of teaching moments in our…

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Moody Radio Interview 2-12-18 – Student Loans

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Student loans are nearing $1.6 Trillion in total and are more than credit card and auto debts combined.  Student loans are very dangerous because they target young borrowers who may not know better and then are a difficult form of debt to eliminate since you can’t sell what you bought or even discharge them in…

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College – An Opportunity to Teach Your Children

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It wasn’t all that long ago that a college education was considered a privilege.  Today, our society has started acting as if it’s a requirement for anyone wanting to be “successful” in life.  Going to college is no longer the exception.  Rather, it is the expectation for many kids, regardless of their desired career path…

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Moody Radio Interview 12-11-17 – Financial Advice for My Children

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What financial advice would you give to your children if you had to fit it all on a single index card?  This exercise will make you think through what advice is most important.  In the following interview, we go through my short list of financial advice.  You can read the full article “Financial Advice for…

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