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The Standard of Giving

We are well into the Thanksgiving season;  a time of year that reminds us of the blessings we experience everyday, and a time to pause and be thankful for what we have. For Lacie Stevens, Thanksgiving is more than a time to give thanks - it’s a reminder… Read More

In Love, and Out-Earning Him

According to the Wall Street Journal last week, around 40% of American women serve as the primary breadwinner for their families, in some cases leading to significant marital strife.  For most of my working life, I was part of that 40%. And I’ve seen the breadwinner role from… Read More

God and Finances

Are you sick of hearing about money yet? Since we spent the past two weeks looking at long-term financial planning and learning to communicate lovingly about money, I thought we’d round it out with a look at the spiritual side of money management. It’s so much more than… Read More

Love and (talking about) Money

It’s a quiet evening, Chris and I are sharing glasses of wine and take-out from one of our favorite restaurants.  Seated close together at the kitchen table, we compare notes on the papers we have spread out in front of us. We’re deep in conversation, sometimes laughing, sometimes… Read More

Money Matters: Planning Ahead

Thinking about retirement? I know it’s hard to take retirement seriously when you’re significantly closer to starting your career than you are to ending it. Nevertheless, it’s not too early to think carefully about your financial goals. Lets be honest, it’s not as exciting as, say, a beautiful… Read More