The government of the beautiful Mediterranean island of Cyprus came up with a great idea to bail itself out of impending bankruptcy: It would seize 40% of the money that wealthy people had "safely" deposited in their bank accounts. That type of thing could never happen here in the U.S., right? I'm glad to be back here at Money Wise Pastor after a bout with a big cold, flu, … [Read more...] about The Estate Tax: America’s Cyprus-like Wealth Confiscation
Sequestration: Time for the President and Congress to Quit Playing Games
Well, here we are again. Nearly 60 days after the last Washington, DC-manufactured crisis called the "Fiscal Cliff," we're staring at a deadline to stop another manufactured crisis called "sequestration." What is sequestration? And what does it really mean for you and me? What is Sequestration? Sequestration is a fancy-schmancy term for $1.2 trillion in automatic … [Read more...] about Sequestration: Time for the President and Congress to Quit Playing Games
Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Should Pastors Talk About Politics?
This Sunday (October 7, 2012) is Pulpit Freedom Sunday - a day that many pastors plan to talk boldly about politics, elections and candidates - and possibly risk losing their IRS tax exemption. … [Read more...] about Pulpit Freedom Sunday: Should Pastors Talk About Politics?