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Guard Your Heart
April 01, 2017

 Guard Your Heart

Pinkerton!  What image does the name bring to mind?  For many people the name Pinkerton is synonymous with security.

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Budgets
March 01, 2017

Creating a sound sustainable financial life is having a plan and staying true to it.  For most of us the foundation for meeting both short-term and long-term financial goals is a budget. Yes, a budget. But don't worry, budgets aren't scary and are pretty easy to create and track.

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How is Church Extension Fund serving congregations these challenging times?
February 01, 2017

Our congregation and others in our area are no longer growing. We seem to be in an era of change regarding the importance of “going to church”.  Today, our church building that has housed many faithful members for decades has more space than we need for doing our ministry. How is Church Extension Fund adjusting to these challenging times?

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What Your Will or Trust Reveals
January 01, 2017

We have all heard the story.  Mom or Dad have passed away but never took the time to make their thoughts known by writing a Will.  But now you have to deal with the aftermath.  

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Saving for Retirement on a Tight Budget
November 30, 2016

Q. My husband and I have a very tight budget. What can we do to start saving for retirement when money is so tight?

A.   When it comes to retirement savings, about 1 in 4 U.S. adults (26%) do not save any portion of their household’s annual income for retirement.

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What Makes People Willing
October 01, 2016

What Makes People Willing To:

 

Remember the opening scene from the movie “Saving Private Ryan”?  The movie recreates storming the Normandy beaches on D-day.  What made those men leave the landing craft and push to the beaches through unending enemy machine gun fire?  There was fear.  There were those who may not have wanted to leave the relative safety of the boats.  There was resolve, sense of duty and maybe love for their buddies. We see soldiers willing to jump on grenades, run back to pull others to safety or race headlong into harm’s way to accomplish the task.

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Interest Rates
September 01, 2016

Q: What affect does a Federal Interest Rate hike have on rates at Church Extension Fund?

Savers have endured historically low interest rates for the past several years (as if you needed reminding),

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