1. What Jesus Teaches Us About Money

    What does Jesus teach us about money?  Many people have attempted to tackle this subject, perhaps since the beginning of Christianity.  We celebrate the Christmas season as the time when Jesus made His physical debut in our world, so I thought this would be an opportune time for me to make my first attempt to…

  2. How much should I have in an Emergency Fund during COVID-19?

    How much should I have in an emergency fund during COVID-19? The normal rule of thumb for how much to have in an emergency fund is enough to cover three to six months of expenses.  Let’s be honest, the COVID-19 Pandemic dislocated that rule of thumb.  If you had six months of expenses and lost…

  3. Do I Need a Financial Advisor?

    Yes, I believe everyone needs a financial advisor. If you are asking “Do I need a financial advisor?”… “Do I need a financial advisor” is one of those questions we ask, but never trust the answer.  People say we don’t need a financial advisor because we just need to spend less.  That’s all we do…

  4. The Coffee Can

    Folgers coffee ran a campaign that really hit home for me and there was very little coffee involved in the commercial.  The family wrote something on a piece of tape, which they stuck to the coffee can.  The word on the tape was a product they desired, such as a new baseball glove, and the…

  5. Don’t Get Left Behind!

    My family moved to Pikeville in 1980.  My sisters were born in Florida.  Dad was told that in order to meet people in Pikeville they needed to bank at a certain bank, attend a certain church, and even vote for a certain political party.  I wasn’t born until 1982, so I can’t verify the story….

  6. Investing Like a Tortoise

    Animals play a role when we talk about the stock market.  If you’re a bull, or “bullish,” then you believe the markets will rise.  A bear, or “bearish” investor, believes the market is going down.  With the current market reactions to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I’m reminded of a story involving two other animals.  Have you…

  7. A Matter of Time

    When I study wealthy entrepreneurs of our past and present they all have one thing in common:  They are experts in time management.  They understand it to be their most valuable asset as we have a limited supply of time in our lives.  Time management is learned well before their wealth is obtained. Hiring employees…

  8. Dressing For Success

    I have always disliked the saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”  Finance is an industry known for suits, which I am unable to wear because of my disability.  It is difficult for someone to dress me in everything that makes a suit, especially after expending the effort needed to…

  9. The Greatest Gift

    I wrote on this subject for my Buzz Around Wayne County article, but I wanted to add to it because I am only allowed 250 words with the paper.  You can see the original article on my social media pages.  The Holiday Season brings a great question: Instead of buying every object our children want…

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