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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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Five Reasons to Die Without a Will
August 01, 2016

There must be powerful reasons to avoid a Will, because so many people die without one.  Just in case you happen to be one of the six out of 10 who will depart without a Will, here are five reasons to confirm your position.  You can use these to help you sleep at night.

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What About the Leftovers?
July 01, 2016

What happens to your “leftovers”?  Are they remembered too late, in the back of the refrigerator in some storage container and discarded or do you plan ahead to include them as part of another nourishing meal?

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What is Your Story?
June 01, 2016

What is Your Story?

 

Recently I spent some time visiting the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, LA.  As you enter, you are given a dog tag representing a veteran that you follow during your journey through the museum.  At various points you get to hear their story in their own words.  You can also hear the stories of many other servicemen and women throughout the war.  It made the entire experience much more personal and engaging.

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