Money in America

Money can be many different things.  We began yesterday discussing the history of money and will now look at this history within the United States.  When the United States Constitution was written, it gave Congress the right to “Mint Money”.  Every intelligent person knew that to be a valid currency, it must be backed by…


The Story of Economic Depression

How does an economic depression come about?  How would this affect your life?  We recently put out our newsletter where we made predictions about an economic depression that will be life changing for all of us.  If you don’t get the newsletter, you can sign up here.  We’re going to write some posts here and…


Financial Advisor: Wes Bridel

We’re looking at changing the Financial Advisor: About Wes Bridel page and several others of the site.  When we first put up the site, I hired people to help me and they basically wrote what they wanted to.  This is my attempt to quickly tell my story (in 3rd person!) in a more relevant way. …


Inflation can be far worse than Deflation… Hyperinflation!

How can Inflation be worse than Deflation?  We described deflation Friday which you can read here, and that seems pretty awful!  What’s worse?  Hyperinflation!  Let’s look at what inflation is, how it can affect you, its two causes, and what can push inflation into hyperinflation. The usual reason for inflation is an increase in the…


The Rock

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew…


The Way

Stewardship is more than simply making “good” decisions and financial stewardship is more than simply making good spending, saving, and investing decisions.  Stewardship is the core responsibility that God has given you to live out the life He calls you to.  Money is both one of the biggest tools of temptation in your life and…


Gold vs. Silver

“He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold, and from among their tribes no one faltered.” (Psalm 105:37) When the United States established its currency by setting a value against gold and silver it used a ratio of 15 to 1.  It took 15 ounces of silver to buy one ounce of gold.  This…


So What is Risky and What is Safe?

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Luke 12:34) Many Americans today need to lose all of their wealth so that we can turn our lusts away from material things and focus them back on God.  We believe God is bringing about such a time to give many this blessing.  Material/Physical…


Becoming Your Own Banker Videos

We’ve just finished a huge series on how to use Whole Life Insurance policies to provide a foundation for wealth building.  One of the key benefits that we discussed was the way that you can apply banking principles to your own life and keep the massive profits that you are currently giving to an outside…


The 7 Biggest Mistakes that are Costing You & Your Future

If you’re like most Americans, you try to make smart financial decisions. Although you’re busy, you do the best you can to get good information to do the right thing so your financial future is secure. Despite that effort, chances are you, like many others, are heading deep up a creek without a paddle. And…