Entries by Alfred King

Money Matters-Crock Pots vs. Microwaves

Anybody that knows anything about cooking knows a crock pot is a must-have in the kitchen. A crockpot is a counter cooking kitchen appliance used to simmer and slow boil foods (the operative word here is, slow) at low temperatures. It is a great way to get the most flavor out of meats! Cooking with […]

The Freedom of Being Debt-Free

There is a certain freedom experienced when you choose to live debt-free. It seems like when I talk to people about being debt-free, a very common response I get sounds something like the following: “Well, I’m not debt-free, but I’m good with money.” This common response calls me to dig a little deeper so I […]

Money Matters- Why Should I Pay Taxes?

With the deadline quickly approaching in a few short weeks, I thought I would take this time to discuss something we all have to deal with around this time of year; taxes. They say there are only two things guaranteed in life; death and taxes. I’m not a big fan of what “they” say, but in this […]

Money Matters-How Much is Too Much?

I was listening to the radio a few weeks ago, and the radio host was reading comments from his Tweeter page and stumbled across an interesting rant and the host decided to address the rant on the air. Apparently, a self-proclaimed hard working average citizen has taken offense to the actions of a particular wealthy […]

Bad Advice

Well, 2017 is over and here we are at the start of 2018! That was fast! Life seems to move faster these days and partly because of the abundance of information we are exposed to on a daily basis. We live in a time where we can, in the blink of an eye, immediately find […]

5 Simple Habits of the Average Millionaire

Have you ever heard the one about the billionaire who lives in a modest home? That billionaire is Warren Buffett, who Forbes estimates has a $75.6 billion net worth according to Forbes World’s Billionaire List of 2017. His house? It’s not a sprawling 30,000-square-foot beachfront mansion. No, he lives in a quiet Omaha neighborhood in […]

Bad Advice

Well, 2017 is over and here we are at the start of 2018!  That was fast!  Life seems to move faster these days and partly because of the abundance of information we are exposed to on a daily basis.  We live in a time where we can, in the blink of an eye, immediately find […]

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 […]