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Okay, Let’s Do Something Crazy!

My friend Frank is a financial advisor. Sometimes he gets a mischievous grin on his face—especially when he’s heard a good story. And to be honest, he likes a little risk, a little fun. So it was he told me the story of a young man who’d been building his own little stockpile—the typical  »  Read More

7 Observations About the Top Givers of 2016

Earlier this year, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, in its February 2017 edition, listed the top givers of 2016. The list included many names that are recognizable, like Bill and Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Michael Bloomberg, and Paul Allen. The list and the amounts is enlightening, but here are  »  Read More

Why Do Lottery Winners Lose Their Wealth?

What are the dangers of sudden wealth? Proverbs 13.11 says that wealth gained hastily will dwindle. Proverbs 20.21 similarly warns, “An inheritance claimed too soon will not be blessed at the end.” There is danger in sudden wealth. Teresa Dixon Murray wrote a January 2016 article for The Plain  »  Read More