Anticipating Good Things

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I am the proud father of two boys. The first went to his due date and had to be encouraged to make his birthdate. Our […]

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Every Pastor Needs a Retirement Plan

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We all know saving for the future is wise. Experience has taught us this. Last year was a real-life lesson on the importance of being […]

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IRS Announces 2022 Contribution Limits

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The Internal Revenue Service has announced contribution and benefit limits for 2022. The limit on contributions by employees who participate in 401(k)s, 403(b)s, Sec. 457 […]

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Is “Opting Out” An Option?

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Over the years, working at the Board of Retirement, I have had many discussions with ministers about opting out of Social Security. Some of those […]

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Financial Literacy Month

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April was first recognized as Financial Literacy Month in the United States in April 2004. This was an effort originated by the National Endowment for […]

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Ripple Effects

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Growing up in church, the idea of giving back to the Lord was taught regularly. When I began working and earning income for myself, I […]

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The Farmer

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The farmer is a steward of the land. The farmer is a conservationist of natural resources. The farmer invests his time, sweat, blood, and money […]

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Planning for Retirement

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Most of us want to retire someday. In fact, some may even have a plan for what that will look like, and all the things […]

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2021 Standard Mileage Rates Decrease

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued the 2021 optional standard mileage rates (Notice 2021-02). As in 2020, the IRS lowered the standard business mileage […]

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New COVID Relief Bill

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On Sunday evening, President Donald Trump signed into law the $908 billion COVID-19 relief bill passed on December 21 by Congress. This new legislation is [...] Read More