Contribution Limits 2011 – IRA, 401(k), 403(b)

Not, much breaking news here, but just an informative update. The IRS announced (October 28, 2010) cost-of-living adjustments applicable to dollar limitations for pension plans and other items for tax year 2011. 2011 Contribution Limits – IRA, 401(k), 403(b) The contribution limits for 2011 are unchanged from the limits in 2010. 2010 2011 IRA Contribution … [Read more...]

Tithing (Giving) While in Debt

The following is a question related to giving/tithing while in debt that a  reader emailed to me: How do you balance good stewardship and putting God first – or is there a difference? Let’s say you have gotten into a lot of debt, learned a lot of hard lessons and are doing everything possible to improve your financial situation. You have worked diligently to cut expenses wherever possible and … [Read more...]

Reflections from Preacher’s Breakfast in Ontario, Canada

Last week I spent time sharing at a preacher’s breakfast with some wonderful men of God here in Ontario, Canada. I spent many of my formative years in this area and many of those who attended are spiritual mentors with years of ministry experience. I was honored to be able to present some of my reflections on finances from a biblical perspective. I hope I was able to provide some valuable … [Read more...]

Graduated Tithe: A Giving Strategy

There are lots of people who introduce strategies for getting wealthy, saving a million dollars,  or for getting out of debt.  I want to introduce you to a helpful giving strategy.  For people who do not need be concerned about tithing while in debt the graduated tithe challenges them to give more. The graduated tithe was a concept I was introduced to by reading Ronald Sider. Just … [Read more...]