Time to review your finances

It’s hard to believe that it’s already June; how quickly 2016 is passing by. The remnants of winter have given way to the warmer, sunnier days of spring, and the long, hot, school-free days of summer aren’t far behind. And before we know it, class will be back in session and tree leaves will don…

Millennials and retirement savings

For millennials, retirement can seem like a long ways a way. And you know what? It probably is: for the oldest millennials, retirement may still be 25-30 years down the road. But that doesn’t mean they don’t have to think about retirement for another 25-30 years. What is a “millennial”? The definition varies a bit, but…

Your financial plan

A financial plan goes beyond setting a monthly or annual budget. It’s about knowing how you’re going to save money as well as spend it to reach your goals over an extended period of time. How you manage your income and expenses will vary, but regardless of how the specifics change be sure your financial…

Financial literacy as your financial legacy

  When we talk about leaving a legacy, we usually think in concrete terms: money, property, or some other type of asset. However, sharing financial literacy and wisdom with the generations that follow us can make just as big of an impact as leaving a gift. Financial literacy has become a national topic in the past few…

Create a charitable giving plan for #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday: a day to remember others and give generously to those in need during the Christmas season. If you can’t participate in #GivingTuesday by donating to your favorite ministries or charities, perhaps you can join in by creating a charitable giving plan for next year. Charitable giving can be an important expression of our faith…