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Should You Buy an Extended Warranty?

Here’s what you need to know! Is a laptop computer or other electronic device on your Christmas shopping list this year? If so, make sure you’re ready for the question you will surely be asked as you complete the purchase:…

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A Faster Way to Get Out of Debt

A Faster Way to Get Out of Debt Early in my adult life, I unintentionally re-enacted the Bible’s parable of the prodigal son. Just like the prodigal son, I inherited some money ($60,000) from an uncle who passed away). Just…

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Many Pleasures of Home Ownership

The Many Pleasures of Home Ownership For many years, homeownership has been associated with “the American dream,” and for a good reason. As long as you are in a financial position to buy, there are many benefits that come from…

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Down Payment Gifts

Using Gift Money for a Down Payment Especially for young first-time homebuyers, one of the biggest challenges is coming up with the money for a down payment. While it’s true that mortgages are available today that require as little as…

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3 Stewardship Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 Stewardship Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic is still greatly impacting American lives, and its effects will undoubtedly be felt for some time to come. However, the pandemic has also presented an opportunity for all of us…

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Buying a House

Is This a Good Time to Buy a House? After a long stretch of extremely low mortgage rates, those rates are starting to edge up. However, if you’re in the market for a house, rates are still very low. So,…

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Church Loans 101: Planning for Success

You can help make the loan process go as smoothly as possible by learning about the documents and steps involved, and about some problems that may pop up along the way. Let’s get your ministry set up for success! What…

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Church Loans 101: How to Get Started

You’ve been working hard for years to grow a church, and now you have a thriving congregation. You have regular attendees and you’re ready to take the next step to bring your ministry to a higher level. Maybe you want…

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Setting Financial Goals for the New Year

If the pandemic wreaked havoc with your financial goals in 2020, you’re not alone. No one could have foreseen such an event that changed all of our lives in countless ways. But one disruptive year doesn’t invalidate the importance of…

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5 Tips For Buying an RV

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people’s vacation plans. Flying overseas may no longer be an option. Cruises are canceled. So how can you enjoy your time off and get away from home for a while? Buying a recreational vehicle…

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