Management by Deferral

The most important unemployment rate is that of the politicians.  With the election cycle upon us, you can be sure all financial issues will be pushed into 2013 if possible for their purpose in life is to be re-elected.  The question remains: How far can they kick the economic crisis can down the road?  There… Continue reading Management by Deferral

The love of money

1 Timothy 6:10   For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows (NKJV) In a recent blog, I wrote on tithing.  For those of us who survived the Pentecostal “name and claim it”… Continue reading The love of money

Fiscal Crisis continues

If you live in Illinois, you may want to move (and not to California).  As stated by the State Treasurer, you are on the line for $42,000 of state debt.  Add $129,171 of U.S. debt per taxpayer not including unfunded liabilities and you are up to $171,171.  Uh-oh! See: http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Approaching Critical Mass of Destiny

The inhabitants of the earth are quickly moving toward the point of unsustainability under the current paradigm.  Assumptions that prosperity is achieved by economic growth and expansion have just about run their course.  During the period of cheap energy this held true.  But with the current population growth and the end of cheap energy, the… Continue reading Approaching Critical Mass of Destiny

Non-cash Contribution Letter Information

We have had recent inquiries concerning giving non-cash contributions.  The following should provide a guideline for giving.  As always, we suggest you discuss your contributions with your tax advisors.   Charitable Reporting Requirements/Discussion A donor cannot claim a tax deduction for any contribution of cash, a check or other monetary gift unless the donor maintains… Continue reading Non-cash Contribution Letter Information