Personal Finance

  • Where’s the Time Gone? – 5 Steps to Save for Retirement Today

    It may not surprise you to know that a large majority of Americans are unprepared for retirement. After all, many of us don’t feel any urgency surrounding our retirement until it’s right around the corner. However, according to the Federal Reserve’s “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2017 – May 2018,” “even among non-retirees in their 50s and 60s, one in eight lacks any retirement savings and less than half think their retirement savings are on track.”*…

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  • What is a Charitable Gift Annuity?

    Do you worry every so often about your financial future? Do you occasionally wonder how best to ensure financial freedom in your life? A Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) may be the best answer to this question. With a CGA from Church Extension Plan (CEP), you can receive fixed payments throughout your lifetime…

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  • Investments for Kids

    Every parent and grandparent wants to see their child have the best possible start in life and hopes for a bright future. Fortunately, there are actions we can take now to help make that bright future a reality. One such action is to create a financial plan which begins when a child is young and can help them make major decisions later in life…

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  • 7 Steps for Estate Planning

    The majority of modern Americans possess a limited understanding of the purpose for and process of estate planning. In fact, many people hear the term “estate planning” and can’t help but yawn. When they attempt to read about the topic, the struggle to focus and avoid quickly skimming the section is challenging. However, it would be unfortunate to work so hard to gain financial freedom only to lose it later in life simply for lack of planning…

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  • 5 Retirement Realities

    While the average person plans to retire, he doesn’t always take the time to think through each step needed to reach that goal. With many aspects to consider, some important matters may fall by the wayside. Below are several considerations which should be remembered when planning for retirement…

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