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Be wary of reverse mortgages by Luke Davis

Recently, I took a day off from work and decided to catch up on some daytime TV. It was interesting to me how different the commercials are during the day, and how targeted they are to stay-at-home moms, the unemployed, and seniors. Of particular note to me was how much [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances, Retirement, Uncategorized|

Do you own stuff, or does stuff own you? by Luke Davis

If you’ve read my columns before you have probably figured out that I am frugal with my money…no, not frugal, cheap. I come from a long line of bargain hunters that wear the title of cheapskate like a badge of honor. In fact, I couldn’t tell you the last time [...]

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances, Resources, Uncategorized|

Remember what the holiday is about by Luke Davis

Stewardship Capital President Ron Finke recently commented to me about how strange it was for him to hear people wish one another a happy Memorial Day this past weekend. If I’m honest, the thought had never occurred to me that such a salutation might be inappropriate, but after thinking about [...]

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Use tax is a needed step toward fairness by Luke Davis

A week ago, several metro communities placed on their ballots proposals to institute a “use tax” on its residents. In essence, the tax would have allowed local municipalities to collect sales tax on online purchases made from out of state vendors while adding no additional sales tax to local retailers. [...]

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Community, Personal Finances, Taxes, Uncategorized|

Toys R Us lost its way, lost customers by Luke Davis

This past week when Toys R Us announced the immediate liquidation of all of its stores nationwide it marked the end of an era for me. Much like other iconic brands such as Radio Shack or Sears, Toys R Us was simply not able to adapt to a changing consumer [...]

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Business, Community, Uncategorized|

Look at health savings account options by Aaron Pickert

Health savings accounts (HSA) have become very popular in the last few years. An HSA account is defined as a tax‐advantaged medical savings account available to taxpayers in the United States who are enrolled in a high‐deductible health plan (HDHP). The money contributed to this account is not subject to [...]

February 7th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances, Uncategorized|

Luke Davis: The legacy of Ebenezer Scrooge revisited

As most people do, during the Christmas season, I sat down with my family and watched a Christmas Carol this past weekend. Despite the fact that I have heard the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge dozens of times before, for some reason, this year my interpretation of how Charles Dickens characterized [...]

December 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|