Entries by Alfred King

Question: “What does the Bible say about managing your finances?”

Answer: The Bible has a lot to say about managing finances. Concerning borrowing, the Bible generally advises against it. See Proverbs 6:1-5; 20:16; 22:7, 26-27 (“The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender…. Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; if you lack the means to […]

Poor and Educated Part II (The Value of A College Education)

In last month’s Money Matters column, I talked about the severity of the student loan debt crisis in America.  To highlight, Americans, owe more than $1.3 trillion in student loans debts and the only debt category higher is mortgage debt.  We are essentially mortgaging away our future by paying for our past!  Part of the […]

Poorly Educated Part I (The Value of A College Education)

I don’t think anyone would argue that times have changed.  In generations that have passed, all you had to do is graduate from high school and you were going to get a job that could take you all the way to retirement while earning a pension and allowing you to retire respectably.  But as advancement […]

The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer

I know you have heard the saying, “the rich keep getting richer while the poor get poorer.”   And, for the most part, it is true.  But, why?  Have you ever wondered why the rich prosper and the poor don’t?  I’ve heard several reasons for this.  You hear things like “the playing field is not even;” […]

Now, Then, Us, Them

I love the Olympics!  Every 4 years the world stops and focuses on the pinnacle of athletic ability.  In particular, I enjoy the track and field sprints with my favorite race being the 100m dash.  I find it interesting that all the runners have pretty much the same form when it comes to racing.  They […]

Sweet Dreams

When it comes to retirement, we all have dreams. We all have thoughts about the days of when we no longer have to get up to go to our place of employment.  What do your retirement plans look like?  Whether our retirement dreams look like us continuing to work at a job we enjoy (but […]

Money Matters-Can You Really Afford It?”

J.D. Rockefeller, one of the wealthiest men that every lived, once said, “I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.” This is how we need to look at money; with purpose, with possibility, and with function.  Money has three basic roles.  We should use it to save, […]

Trusting God with Finances

Happy New Year!  The New Year marks a perfect opportunity to make a fresh start and do things differently in an effort to better ourselves.  That’s why so many people have New Year resolutions.  The beginning of the year is a convenient and, seemly so natural, a place to start when one wants to set […]