Finances

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I Just Inherited Assets & Not Sure What To Do!

July 28, 2019

Money Matters First thing is to determine what type of assets you’ve inherited, you need to evaluate your short-term and long-term needs and goals. For example, in the short term, you may want to pay off consumer debt such as high-interest loans or credit cards. Your long-term planning needs and goals may be more complex. …

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Grow in Community with Christian Business Leaders at Leadership Collab 2019

July 15, 2019

Experience Growth at Leadership Collab 2019 Opportunities to gather with other Christian business leaders do not occur frequently enough. And they often lack the space to process new information, ideate and plan for the future. That is why we created Leadership Collab 2019! Mark your calendars for Sep. 29 – Oct. 2, 2019 and join …

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10 Years & Counting: Points to Consider as You Approach Retirement

June 25, 2019

Money Matters If you’re a decade or so away from retirement, you’ve probably spent at least some time thinking about this major life change. How will you manage the transition? Will you travel, take up a new sport or hobby, or spend more time with friends and family? Should you consider relocating? Will you continue …

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9 Financial Behaviors Worth Changing

May 24, 2019

Money Matters Do bad money habits constrain your financial progress? Many people fall into the same financial behavior patterns, year after year. If you sometimes succumb to these financial tendencies, now is as good a time as any to alter your behavior. #1: Lending money to family & friends. You may know someone who has …

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New Mortgage Loan Rules Could Save You Money

April 24, 2019

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial It used to be that conventional and FHA/VA mortgage loans allowed for a partial pre-payment of principal, without a penalty, which shortened the remaining term of a loan but did not reduce the amount of the monthly Principal and Interest(P&I) payment. New rules have gone in to affect this …

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POP School Alumna Wins Amazon Scholarship

April 24, 2019

Education Extra Congratulations to Prince of Peace (POP) Catholic Parish’s Jessica Bradley who won a $40,000 Future Engineer scholarship from Amazon and the chance to intern with the online commerce company after her freshman year of college. The high school senior was one of 100 U.S. students chosen for her academic and civic accomplishments. Since …

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Am I Having Enough Withheld?

March 23, 2019

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Failing to estimate your tax withholding properly may cost you in a variety of ways. If you receive an income tax refund, essentially you have provided the IRS with an interest-free loan; however, if you owe taxes when you file your return, you may have to scramble for cash …

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Organizing Finances When Your Spouse Dies

February 23, 2019

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial Group, www.vision-financialgroup.com Losing a spouse is a stressful transition. And the added pressure of having to settle the estate and organize finances can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make dealing with these matters less difficult. Notify others. When your spouse dies, your first step …

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Where Will Your Riches Go?

January 26, 2019

Legal Matters Presented by: Bradford & Holliman, Estate Planning, www.bradfordholliman.com “. . . each one builds up riches, not knowing who will receive them.” Psalm 39:6  In this psalm, the psalmist points out the silliness of spending our lives focused on building wealth when we really have no control over where the wealth goes after we …

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A Little Homework Goes a Long Way When It Comes to Your Taxes

December 26, 2018

Money Matters presented by: Vision Financial If you fail to estimate your federal income tax withholding properly, it may cost you in a variety of ways. If you receive an income tax refund, it essentially means that you provided the IRS with an interest-free loan during the year. By comparison, if you owe taxes when …