Financial Stewardship
& Investing Blog


PLEASE NOTE:  This website will be closed in 2018.  The material will still be accessible through my new platform Faithful Steward Academy.  See my blog post for more details.


Jan 21, 2018

Turning Over a New Leaf!

Dear Readers,

I am pleased to announce some key changes coming in 2018. I will be closing this website soon, and offering a new platform in its place.

Why the Change? I have enjoyed offering free content to my readers in a clean format completely free of ads for the past 8 years. Unfortunately, this model has become unsustainable. Faced with shutting it down altogether or going in a new direction, I chose the latter.

What's New? Changing my business model has given me the opportunity to continue with the work I've already done, while also re-setting the original intent for FSI -- namely, a focus on Providing For The Future, specifically addressing the use of investing in closed-end funds. Most of my new content will be published on SeekingAlpha.com, a renowned investing website that I have been writing for since May 2016. This endeavor has been very rewarding.

I plan to continue offering material on Financial Stewardship through my new teaching platform Faithful Steward Academy. This will be a collection of e-courses devoted to various stewardship topics. My goal is to gain reader input on points of pain to address as I create these courses so that they may be of the most benefit to my followers.

My new blog will be used to communicate my new publications, whether investing articles on Seeking Alpha, or new digital products that will be available on my new website.

If you haven't checked it out yet, please take a peek at my flagship work Perpetual Income With Closed-End Funds.

See you on the other side.

Continue reading "Turning Over a New Leaf!"

Sep 25, 2017

Inspirational Quotes About Money

Sometimes, all we need to get us moving in the right direction with our finances is a bit of inspiration. Here are some inspirational quotes I've gathered about money.

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Sep 08, 2017

Providing Future Income With Closed-End Funds

We are admonished in the Scriptures to plan ahead and to provide for ourselves and our loved ones. Building an income for your future with closed-end funds fulfills that mandate.

Continue reading "Providing Future Income With Closed-End Funds"

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?

Continue reading "Online Investment Brokers"

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.

Continue reading "Start Investing"

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.

Continue reading "Responsible Teen Money Management"

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.

Continue reading "Biblical Giving "

Nov 05, 2012

Your Emergency Fund

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

Continue reading "Your Emergency Fund"

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.