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 [...]
What Is Values Based Investing? Values based investing integrates Biblical guidelines with an investment portfolio. This method looks for companies to invest in that are making a positive impact on our society, as well as applying screening processes to avoid those that do not. Helping Clients Make Informed Decisions CIS Wealth Management Group provides potential [...]
BRI Lab Report I know most of you may think BRI stands for “Barking Really Impressively” (I sure did before the humans sat me down and trained me on Biblically Responsible Investing, also known as BRI). In a tailwag, it allows Christians to invest their money according to their beliefs. This means that Christian financial [...]
We offer many different investment options to choose from for all our clients and work hard to tailor the most appropriate portfolio strategies for each individual situation. Unlike other firms, we don’t use the “one size fits all” approach with just a few choices. From setting up a savings account to planning for a child [...]
The elections are upon us. It's hard to turn on a t.v., radio or look at anything on the internet without hearing opinions of which party, the democrats or republicans, are going to do a better job of running the country. One side is about the government knowing what is best for all of us, [...]
Every day I meet with someone across from my desk who’s frustrated with the low interest rates C.D.’s are paying today on their savings. They remember the good old days not that long ago of when you were rewarded for having savings with interest rates of 5%-6% and you could live on the interest made […]
It is estimated by many sources, that for the last few years approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring daily in our country. This is expected to continue for at least the next ten years.
The last few weeks we have discussed “why” we give, which I hope has challenged you both spiritually and emotionally. In Acts 20:35 Jesus is quoted as saying “it is more blessed to give than to receive”. God did not put us here just to take and consume. Giving leads to a victorious, abundant life […]
There is a story I love where a country boy says to farmer, who has some of the most beautiful land and crops he’s ever seen, “Look how God has blessed you with such a wonderful crop and beautiful land.” The farmer replies, “Yes, the Lord has blessed me indeed, but you should have seen […]
Today’s blog is the last of the 10 Principles of Biblical Wealth Management that I started in March. Hopefully all of you have gotten a chance to read all the Principles of Biblical wealth management in this series.