Maximizing your federal tax refund

Tax season is upon us and with it many questions of whether or not we’re “doing it right.” Deductions, credits, receipts, forms…you don’t need to be a tax attorney to know that it can sometimes get confusing. One of the most common questions is how to maximize your federal tax refund. Below, we’ve outlined one possible…


Don’t let money fights TKO your marriage

As I contemplated hiding my new, had-to-have riding boots from my husband (until the time was “right” to tell him about my mini-shopping-spree), I had second thoughts. While there were times we didn’t see eye-to-eye about money, experience taught us that if we avoided the issue, it only made things worse. I recently learned…


Moms: What are you worth?

Attention stay-at-home moms (or dads): If you’re earning a six-figure salary, please raise your hand. Anyone …?… You might ask, “How do you place a value on being a mom and the ‘super-powers’ that come with the job?” Like healing a skinned knee with a kiss and a cookie. Or creating a parallel universe to watch a soccer game


Don’t strive to be average

Handling your money like a typical American is terrible plan.  Here’s why.  The typical American is flat broke!… Fellow debt-hating guru and financial coach Jon White (@JWFinCoaching) wrote a blog called “Don’t be average”.  In it, he rattles off a number of disappointing statistics about the average American. 


Target offering free credit monitoring for a year

If you shopped at Target between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, some of your information was taken. That included credit/debit card numbers, names, mailing addresses, email addresses or phone numbers. Target has a site for answers to most of your questions regarding this incident. But many experts are encouraging you to continue to monitor…



5 financial do’s and don’ts for the new year

With a new year comes a new season of your financial life. 2013 was a great year for some, with the stock market posting record numbers multiple times. Dave Szafranski is the President of Edgewater Investment Group in Avon, Ohio and a follower of Christ. He says that if you didn’t take risks in 2013, you missed out. He also adds…


Closing out 2013

The holidays can be hectic, but don’t let a busy Christmas season keep you from reviewing your finances and financial documents before the end of the year. Here are a few things to do before 2014. Organize Throughout the year, you likely accumulated receipts, investment statements, bills, and other financial documents. Day…


God’s way of handling money

Enough is enough, now is the time!  We absolutely, 100%, need to get back to God’s way of handling money.  Too many of us are hurting and struggling with money because we’ve shied away from Godly fundamentals. First and foremost, we need to understand that God owns everything.  Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s,…


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