Secular and Biblical Counsel

Secular and Biblical Counsel

We’ve included a section from Bob’s Bible study, “Biblical Viewpoints of Money and Wealth”, on secular and biblical counsel. We encourage you to take a look, get out your Bible, and fill out the questions below! Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. PROVERBS 15:22 What does Proverbs 15:22 say [...]
It’s In There

It’s In There

By Mary Jo Lyons, CFP® A friend recently asked me “exactly how does the Bible address financial planning and investment management principles?” I provided a short summary of the principles below but my response was not as polished as it should have been. I vowed to be able to answer this in a more thoughtful [...]
Do You Need A Trusted Financial Advisor?

Do You Need A Trusted Financial Advisor?

We All Have Different Gifts God gives all of us different gifts and strengths to help one another. Some of us are teachers, doctors, nurses, carpenters or mechanics. Others are architects, artists, entertainers, pastors, engineers or protectors (police, fire, military). While others are veterinarians, managers, leaders and everything in between. And let’s not forget about […]

The Myth of Advisor Diversification

The Myth of Advisor Diversification

Almost weekly I speak with someone who believes diversification means using multiple financial advisory service firms to get a diversified portfolio. Upon further examination, I find that more often than not the exact opposite of this assumption is true. Let me explain.

Biblical Viewpoints with Bob – The Owner’s View and The Manager’s View

Biblical Viewpoints with Bob – The Owner’s View and The Manager’s View

Real estate, cars, bank accounts, savings, investments, businesses, mineral rights (oil and gas, water), food, shelter, clothing, smart phones, electronics, computers, jewelry, art, collectibles, people/children that have been entrusted to our care, spouse, employees, animals, environment and the whole earth…

Biblical Viewpoints with Bob – Biblical Vs. Secular Viewpoint

Biblical Viewpoints with Bob – Biblical Vs. Secular Viewpoint

After prayer and asking God to reveal His word, read the following passages one at a time and pull out the words and phrases from each verse that either describes a Christian or secular believer’s viewpoint. In many passages just write the opposite meaning of the word. Example: life/death, faithfulness/adultery, giving/selfishness. From the passages below […]

Creatived Giving – PART 6 – The Donor Advised Fund Continued

Creatived Giving – PART 6 – The Donor Advised Fund Continued

THE DONOR ADVISED FUND Last week I introduced a tool for leaving a financial legacy called a donor advised fund. I also shared three scenarios where a solution for leaving a financial legacy was needed. In all three of these scenarios, a donor advised fund may be used to more efficiently accomplish short and long […]