Photo:dsb nola, Creative Commons, Flickr I can't believe that it has been six months since my son was born, and that can only mean two things: shots for the baby and a checkup on the college fund. Let's just say that the baby is doing better than the college fund.
Photo:Antre, Creative Commons, Flickr My brother-in-law, Jeffrey Wells, is currently serving a 3-year prison term for wire fraud in a federal prison camp.
The most money I have ever lost was back in the days of "irrational exuberance" when every dot com stock seemed destined for the moon. I took a couple "hot tips," I am embarrassed to say, and promptly lost a couple thousand dollars.
I might agree with Thomas Friedman in his July 8, New York Times article "Live Bad, Go Green," when he concludes, "The green revolution today is still a hallucination." This summary leaves readers with a gloomy outlook on the current state of affairs.
If you are curious enough to click on this article under the heading "Christian Investing" I should honor your curiosity with an explanation. In my mind Christian Investing means: Honoring God, others, and the environment with your investments Thinking about more than just the bottom line Using the Bible to guide financial decisions
Unimpressed. That is the one word that sums up everybody's reaction to The Timothy Plan's "Hall of Shame." I recently discovered a "Hall of Shame," a supposed guide for Christian Investors who wanted to steer clear of buying stock in companies that are involved in practices contrary to Judeo-Christian principles.
Socially responsible investors might concern themselves with issues such the environment or social justice. Take a look at Social Responsible Funds or in Wikipedia to find a concise history of this movement. I find it interesting that, according to Wikipedia, this whole SRI movement might have been started by Quakers in 1758 when they prohibited…
I want to start to explore what makes "Christian Investing" different. As a Christian Investor I promise to:
I just opened a 529 College Savings account for my 7 week-old son while bouncing him on my knee. I had been thinking of doing this for a long time and I’m glad I can check it off my list of things to do. I was very surprised by how reluctant I was to finally…
Reading Michelle Haimoff ‘s articles about the apparent lack of connection between money and happiness has started me thinking. I’d like to add my comments on happiness to the mix.
Since I gave up sleep for Lent, I've had much more time to devote myself to more important things in life, like combing through the fine print of College Savings Plans.
So I am serious about starting a college savings plan for my son. He is three weeks old and I know it is early, but really I don’t think it is ever too early to start saving for such a goal.
So here we go into a new dimension of Sleeplessness and Awe. My son was born February 23, after 18 hours of grueling labor. Or should I say after 39 weeks of gestation, and 18 hours of grueling labor. Anyway, he is here and we are amazed. I feel like I’ve just won the lottery.…
I know, I know, try ignorance. But I do think education is expensive. Especially when the cute little calculator on savingforcollege.com just told me I should start packing away $623 a month for the next 17 years if I want my child to receive a college education (well actually, I have two weeks until he's…
Ethical Investing begins with a philosophy. In the middle is research. It ends with action. Why do we invest ethically? 1. Long term goals, not short term gain. 2. A sense that there is more to this life than acquiring wealth at any cost. 3. Long life???
Luke 16 tells a parable of a rich man, and a poor man named Lazarus. In life, Lazarus sat at the rich man’s gate and longed to eat the crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. The rich man dressed in purple and fine linens and feasted sumptuously every day.
There is nothing like going to a memorial service to put things in perspective.