Moody Radio Interview 10-17-17 – Investment Basics: Inflation and Taxes

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Have you ever considered the impact inflation and taxes have on your money?  As stewards managing God’s money, we need to be educated on these basic economic principles so we can make informed decisions.  We discuss inflation and taxes in this week’s interview.  You can read the full article on inflation and taxes here.  The following…

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Investment Basics: Inflation and Taxes

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My first rule of investing is that a person shouldn’t invest in anything they don’t understand.  If you can’t explain it, can you really know whether or not you’ve made a good decision?  One day, we’ll each stand before God and give an account for our actions, including the way we’ve managed His resources.  Can…

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Moody Radio Interview 9-12-17 – Hoarding is Idolatry

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Does saving money present us with the danger of desiring creation over the Creator?    Scripture warns us over and over to guard our hearts and to set our hopes on God and not riches.  Hoarding is the topic of this week’s interview.  You can read the related article on hoarding here.  The following recording is…

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Hoarding Is Idolatry

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Hoarding is a form of idolatry.  It is the result of our heart choosing creation over the Creator.  “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). When it comes to the area of saving and investing, hoarding can be defined as saving money without a specific need in mind and…

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Moody Radio Interview 9-5-17 – Saving

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Are we saving money for God’s glory or our own?  That’s an important question to ask as we attempt to guard our hearts.  God-honoring saving is the topic of this week’s interview.  You can read the related article on saving here.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Linda” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9…

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Moody Radio Interview 8-29-17 – Owning Private Property

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Is it biblical and God-honoring for us to want to own private property or is that a function of greed?  That was the topic of this week’s interview.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Linda” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM). You can read an article on private property ownership here. For more…

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Moody Radio Interview 8-15-17 – Retirement

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Are we saving enough to be able to provide for our family in retirement and are we doing it with a biblical mindset?  Most of us are probably missing at least one of those marks.  That was the topic of this week’s interview.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Linda” on Moody…

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Moody Radio Interview 5-30-17 – Workplace Retirement Plans

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We discussed workplace retirement plans in this broadcast.  The following recording is from “Mornings with Kelli and Linda” on Moody Radio Indiana (97.9 FM). You can read the corresponding article here. For more information on Moody Radio, go to moodyradio.org/indiana.   Brad Graber, CFP® has been working with clients on personal financial planning and investment issues…

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Managing Your Workplace Retirement Plan – Part II

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Americans have a potential retirement crisis on their hands.  As we discussed in Part I of this article, the move from company-sponsored pension plans to employee contribution plans (e.g. 401(k) and 403(b) plans) transferred the responsibility to save for retirement from the employer to employees.  What is beginning to become evident is that individuals aren’t…

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Managing Your Workplace Retirement Plan – Part I

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1978 brought about a change in legislation that forever changed the landscape of American retirement planning. That was the year that saw the creation of the 401(k). Up to that point, retirement plans offered by employers were primarily defined benefit pension plans. As the name would indicate, you earned a defined monthly benefit at retirement…

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