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Look far ahead, and choose wisely by Luke Davis

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances, Resources|

Over the weekend I saw a report related to the late Anthony Bourdain’s estate only being worth $1.2 million at the time of his death. Assuming that the former celebrity chef and TV personality’s estate would have been worth much more, I decided to look into the matter further. What [...]

Economy is OK, but nerves are rattled by Ron Finke

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: Business, Economy, Government|

I saw recently the Princess Bride movie will be presented this next weekend on Xfinity, Netflix, or some outlet. One of my lifetime favorite movies, it includes a scene in which the hero must transport his love through the Slough of Despond. It is a treacherous place with fire swamps, [...]

Saving and Investing: A Match Made in Heaven by Luke Davis

By |June 26th, 2018|Categories: Investment Management, Personal Finances, Retirement|

A recent study conducted by TD Ameritrade revealed some very interesting insights into how the millennial generation views money, and possessions. In the limited amount of space I’m given for this column, I won’t be able to go into all of them. However, I felt a couple of takeaways from [...]

Think carefully about the uses of money by Ron Finke

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances, Resources|

Money management will always produce better results if you have a wise plan for it. Today we are going to focus on uses of money. Where do we have opportunities to be wise about those uses? A few weeks ago, I suggested you think about your basic beliefs and attitudes [...]

Great vacations don’t have to cost a lot of money by Luke Davis

By |June 6th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances|

All you need to do is step outside to know summer is here.  With summer comes vacation season. If you’re still figuring out how you’re going to travel this summer without breaking the budget may I offer a few suggestions? First, be flexible. You would be surprised how much you [...]

Remember what the holiday is about by Luke Davis

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

The basics of success have not changed by Ron Finke

By |May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances|

Yesterday I was privileged to hear Lamar Hunt Jr. speak at the Independence Rotary Club meeting. I expected to hear some promotion of the Missouri Mavericks hockey team and there was some of that. But he focused his remarks upon truth about success in life anywhere on this planet. In [...]

Key character traits count at work, in life by Luke Davis

By |May 16th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances|

This week it was suggested I write a graduation themed article. My initial thought was to decline. I said to myself, “I’m the last person who should write such an article. Too young to offer a lifetime of wisdom and yet too old to communicate, as a peer, to the [...]

Does money really make anyone happy? by Ron Finke

By |May 9th, 2018|Categories: Personal Finances|

Spoiler Alert! The following contains a discussion of existential matters and the tangible and intangible means humans use in exchange for the things we want and need. Warning! Biblical references and world view may be cited. What is money anyway and how should we view it, use it, store it, [...]