Hurricane Alert

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If you followed the news about Hurricanes Iselle and Julio approaching the islands of Hawaii this past week, you were likely glad not to have been there.  The residents and tourists of the islands were flocking to Costco in chaos along with every possible grocery store for food and water.  Additionally, roads closed early, schools and churches and government buildings … Read More

Financial Tip Tuesday: What is Inflation?

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Inflation is defined as the increase in the price of products over time. Inflation rates have historically fluctuated over the years. Sometimes inflation runs high, and other times it is hardly noticeable. The short-term changes aren’t the real issue. The real issue is the effects of long-term inflation. Over the long term, inflation erodes the purchasing power of your income … Read More

Success to Significance

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I recently read an article of a well-known Detroit weatherman stepping down after 20+ years to become a pastor. That in it self is a lot to write about, but that’s not what I would like to draw your attention to. The biggest reason he is changing his course in life is because he wants to find significance, not just … Read More

The impacts of sequestration in 2014

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What has Congress done for you lately? If you are anything like me, questions like this flash in your mind all the time. Our government continues to kick the can down the road, so to speak, regarding our budgetary issues. Sequestration will cause even more federal budget cuts in 2014, affecting programs and citizens nationwide. Before I can detail the … Read More