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Blog…What’s in A Name?

The 21 st century is nothing if it is not known for at least two things: instant information sharing, and “news” in more formats and shades of accuracy than at anytime since the printing press was invented.

The advent of the Web log--aka blog--has also had a surprising role in shaping and reshaping how “news” is shared.

And since we, too, at CFG have ideas, information and “tidbits” for you, our Clients, below is the first installment of what we plan will be at least a monthly journey in sharing all manner of things that should fall neatly into three categories:

  • Some serious topics (things we think you should know)
  • Some important topics (information we would really like to you to know about)
  • Some entertaining topics (items we hope are just plain “fun”)

We hope you will return often, and enjoy the ride with us.

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

October 9, 2019 A wave of uncertainty has swept the nation. Is the trade war going to continue? Is the Fed going to raise or lower interest rates? Is unemployment going down? Is inflation present? Are we going to go to war? Who is...

 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

“To be in debt is to be a slave to those who you owe,” is a quote I heard at a young age, but never quite understood the impact of what it meant. As I was reading the book “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces...

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Make a Gift….Receive a Gift Would you like to make a gift to your favorite not-for-profit--501(c)(3)--and effectively receive a 100% deduction from taxes for that gift? You can, if you have a tax qualified account, such as an...

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Did you know the average American’s cable bill is over $103, per month? That means you spend just under $.85 cents per hour to watch TV, spending $3.40 on average per day, $23.80 per week. And for a year? $1236; and if you keep...

 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

If you are at all familiar with how we do things at Covenant, you may already know that we encourage our Clients and friends to share their time and their talents with those who are less fortunate, and to get involved in other worthy...

 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

I would like to introduce to you a fictitious character by the name of Samson. Samson’s story begins in a rural area. His father was a factory worker, and his mother was a homemaker. If you had an opportunity to peer into their...

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Imagine a football team with two quarterbacks on the field. In the huddle, both call the play. Which one do their teammates follow? Maybe the linemen follow one quarterback, and the running backs follow the other one. Sound like a...

 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

We are currently experiencing a double whammy impacting both our markets and, I believe, our economic progress. On one hand, we have the threat of rising interest rates….on the other…we are viewing our trading partners...

 

Friday, December 7, 2018

If you are age 70 1/2—or nearing that age-- and have assets in tax qualified accounts (traditional IRA; 401(k); 403(b); SEP/SARSEP; 457(b); etc.)….the IRS wants you. Actually, it’s not that they want you so much, but...

 

Friday, October 26, 2018

Therefore, as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers (Galatians 6:10 NIV). A typical carpenter’s tool bag has a few necessities: a tape measure, a hammer,...

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

CFG’s CEO Stephen Werner, from a copyrighted article, “What Does God Have to Do with My Finances?” shares 5 Biblical truths to dispel worry about personal finances. 1. God owns it all. Everything we are and...

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Most children stop being “and-a-half” somewhere around age 12. Kids add “and-a-half“ to make sure everyone knows they’re closer to the next age than the last. When you are older, “and-a-half”...