Archive: January 2017

State of the Markets January 2017

Wondering what to make of 2016 and what to expect for the year ahead? We’ve got you covered.The past 12 months saw market volatility, record highs for U.S. stock indexes, political…
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016 – Should Christians Spend Money on Entertainment?

In this podcast episode, Rick and Cassie review five key biblical principles of financial planning. As a result of our discussions this month about spending, debt, and a consumptive lifestyle,…
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Weekly Market Update: “Stocks Up, GDP Down”

THE MARKETSAfter a brief pause during inauguration week, stocks continued to climb last week. The S&P 500 added 1.03%, the NASDAQ was up 1.90%, and the MSCI EAFE increased by…
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Shining Light Company: Sysco Corporation

Sysco Corporation (Symbol: SYY) is the largest distributor of food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. They also…
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Debt is a Heavy Burden to Bear

By:  Cassandra LaymonThe rich rule over the poor,and the borrower is slave to the lender. ~  Proverbs 22:7Last week we talked about spending less than you earn, and today’s topic…
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Weekly Market Update: “Markets Pause in Search for Clarity”

THE MARKETSA new presidential era began last Friday with Donald Trump’s inauguration, and the market reaction was far more restrained than its response to his election. For weeks after the…
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Are You Unknowingly Supporting the Abortion Industry?

By: Cassandra Laymon As you may know, on January 22nd we celebrate Sanctity of Life Sunday. Churches around the United States use the day to celebrate God's gift of life,…
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Power of Contentment

By:  Cassandra Laymon“Dishonest money dwindles away,but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.” -Proverbs 13:11 (NIV) The most important financial planning principle we have is this: Spend Less Than…
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Weekly Market Update: “Financials Up, Indexes Mixed”

THE MARKETSAs we look back on markets last week, we see mixed results, with none of the major domestic indexes gaining or losing more than 1%.[1] The S&P 500 was…
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The Value of Planning

By:  Cassandra LaymonAs a long-time productivity “junkie” and goal setter, you won’t be surprised that I love January! A fresh slate with new possibilities.  Over many years of setting and…
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God Owns It All

By: Cassandra LaymonThe earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it.The world and all its people belong to him.Psalm 24:1            When I think about God’s great creation, I’m often in…
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