Financial Cafe Blog

Do your finances control you?

The “tiger by the tail”? Huh? What’s that phrase got to do with my personal financial ideas and situation? A bunch actually, a whole bunch to be sure. Over my 34 years of being a financial counselor, most people I’ve found let their finances grab or control them instead of the other way around. Especially […]

Continue Reading →

The tax man is coming!

The tax man is around the corner; look!  Do you see him?  Hide everyone, hide! Nonsense, don’t fear the “tax man”, aka the IRS.  April 15th is coming soon and the 2012 tax return needs to be filed unless an extension is in place which moves the date to October 15th of 2013.  Now is […]

Continue Reading →

Budgeting gets a “bad rap”

Budgeting gets a “bad rap”.  Poor, poor Mr. Budget!  He has the worst reputation that an intangible object or concept could ever have.  Everyone hates him, but they don’t really know or understand him.  If he were alive he’d say, “try me – oh please give me a shot!” “I’m not what you think, I […]

Continue Reading →

Preparing Your Finances for 2013

When preparing your finances for 2013 now is the time to create the game-plan. Goal setting and financial implementation is critical.  Getting sound advice and locating your personal “money-compass” is a wise move.  The “financial compass” is important so one knows if they’re truly setting sail on the right course and on target to reach […]

Continue Reading →

Financial Management in these Economic Times

When someone looks back on their past financial success or mistakes one thing always comes to mind, and that is: how did it happen? They think, “was it my doing, my fault, someone else’s advice or fault, or just what set things in motion to bring on a “successful financial memory”, or a destructive one. […]

Continue Reading →

Marriage Cafe

“THE FIVE FINANCIAL MATTERS THAT COUPLES REALLY NEED TO TALK ABOUT” Make your finances into building blocks (not stumbling blocks) in your marriage. Communicate  better about money decisions by learning your individual “Money Background” and the effects of the “Emotion of Money” as it lives out in your adult lives. Understand Important Biblical Perspectives of Finances Communicate your […]

Continue Reading →

Ownership & Stewardship

Ownership And Stewardship From The Book Of Nehemiah   Economic Principle: giving your talents, time and treasures. Hear more from the radio show on this topic:

Continue Reading →