Financial Stewardship
& Investing Blog

Managing money, especially investments, is something I really enjoy. This page gives me a way to share what's on my mind regarding stewardship, or what I am researching. It also lists the pages I've recently written or updated.

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May 24, 2016

Online Investment Brokers

You've decided to start investing and are ready to open a brokerage account. Which online investment broker is right for you?

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May 08, 2015

Start Investing

You've got your spending and saving plan in place, now how do you start investing? Start simple, and sprinkle with patience.

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May 05, 2014

Some Additions Just For Fun

Other endeavors and a lack of inspiration have kept me away from adding more pages to my website recently. But I have been working on a fun project creating quote boxes for my website! I have begun adding some of these quote boxes to a few of my existing pages, so feel free to poke around on the site and see what you think. The first one (on my Home Page) is in the third column, but the others are integrated into the main text.

Thanks for reading!

Jan 07, 2014

Kids Allowance

One of the most common ways to set an appropriate allowance for our children is to go by their ages. But what does kids allowance according to age really mean and how well does it work?

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Jan 04, 2014

Responsible Teen Money Management

Most teens don't have a clue how to handle money by the time they leave high school. Don't let them flounder: teach them responsible teen money management.

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May 17, 2013

Portfolio Rebalancing

A portfolio rebalancing strategy is the discipline behind successful portfolio management, and a critical component of your overall plan that guides your investment decisions.

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Mar 18, 2013

Thanks for your patience!

I've been busy with bookkeeping and teaching commitments the past few months, so getting my new page on here took some time. It has actually been online for over a month, but it needed some additional work before I wanted any direct links to it. It's finally ready! Please read my new page on Making Extra Money! (see below)

Mar 18, 2013

Making Extra Money

You've thought about making extra money, but you don't know where to begin. Here are some ideas to help get you started.

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Jan 26, 2013

New Page Coming Soon

Just letting you all know that I have not disappeared! December is always full, and January is my busiest month of the year with year-end reports and filings for my two bookkeeping jobs. I am also currently teaching an 11-week hands-on money management course. Busy, busy!

I am currently working on an article about ways to make some extra money, and will hopefully have that finished soon. Stay tuned!

Nov 12, 2012

Biblical Giving

II Corinthians chapters 8 & 9 contain the most detailed passage on Biblical giving in the New Testament.

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Nov 05, 2012

Your Emergency Fund

Having an emergency fund is a key component in attaining victory over your finances.

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Oct 27, 2012

Increases to Retirement Contribution Limits coming

The IRS has announced increases to your retirement contribution limits for next year. US Taxpayers will be able contribute up to $17,500 in their 401k, 403b, most 457 plans, and the federal government’s TSP. The catch-up contribution for those over 50 remains at $5,500. Contribution limits for traditional and Roth IRAs have been increased to $5,500. The catch-up contribution is $1,000.

You can check it out at www.irs.gov.

Oct 20, 2012

New Article Added to our Making Money page

I just added a link to an article from the Christian Personal Finance website concerning our attitude toward our work. You'll find it in the right-hand column under QuickLinks. It's called Are You Really Working For the Lord?

Enjoy the read!

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Oct 20, 2012

Rich Dad, Poor Dad declared Bankrupcy!

Here's a cautionary tale! All the more reason to carefully filter what you hear from financial gurus, and stay away from Get Rich Quick ideas. See the Forbes article in the link below.

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Oct 13, 2012

A Thought-Provoking Quote

In a "Seeking Alpha" article, Nat Stewart refers to our current near-zero percent interest rate policy as confiscatory towards savers. He states, "It is effectively a 100% tax on income from savings, yet it is never framed this way by the media." An interesting way to look at it!

(Nat has written a handful of articles for Seeking Alpha, and you can read his investing article here: http://seekingalpha.com/article/921541-this-simple-trend-following-model-has-crushed-buy-and-hold?source=email_etf_daily&ifp=0)