Four Steps to Forgiving Financial Sins

Four Steps to Forgiving Financial Sins

You did all the right things when you developed your financial plan. You stated your goals, you developed your budget, and you swore up and down that you would save a certain amount of money per month. But it didn’t happen. Your credit score is bad, you had to borrow...

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Do Squirrels Know More About Finance Than You?

Do Squirrels Know More About Finance Than You?

I had a staring contest the other day with a squirrel that was blocking the path to my driveway as I walked to my car. It was a curious stand-off. First, I thought I was looking at a little stone garden statue whose creator caught a perfect image of a...

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Core Finance. A New Video Series on Faith and Finance

Core Finance. A New Video Series on Faith and Finance

We are excited to be announcing Core Finance. A New Video Series on Faith and Finance. Faith. Strength. Personal Finance. This new video program will tackle many financial topics including debt, saving, investing and all through the lens of the Orthodox Christian faith. Presvytera Maria Antokas will be leading the...

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The “Opportunity Costs” of Christmas

The “Opportunity Costs” of Christmas

When we were kids, Christmas morning was all about the excitement of waking up super early, running down the stairs, and gasping at all the presents that Santa would manage to get through a window (we didn’t have a fireplace) during the night without being heard. We would then run...

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Faith and Student Loans

Faith and Student Loans

What’s the riskiest financial decision you’ll have to make before you turn 18 years old? If you think it’s buying a car – wrong. If you think it’s the opportunity cost of backpacking for a year through the Greece – wrong. The answer is…drumroll please…taking out a student loan. But,...

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Spending Responsibly and Orthodoxy for Everyone

Spending Responsibly and Orthodoxy for Everyone

Has the giving spirit of Christmas gotten out of control with over spending? Listen Now as Fr. Chris speaks with Maria Antokas, about money; spending it, tracking it, budgeting it and saving it. Maria is a Finance and Economics Instructor at The Bullis School, and the Co-Founder of CapitalWise LLC. She is...

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Faith and Personal Finance: Crossing the Christmas Finish Line

Faith and Personal Finance: Crossing the Christmas Finish Line

Do the holidays make you feel like you’re running a marathon, and January 1st is the finish line? You approach it exhausted, spent, out of gas. Come January 2, do you look in the mirror and say, “Hey, I made it, but why doesn’t it feel like I won?” Could...

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Faith and Personal Finance

Faith and Personal Finance

Just like many of you, I am a woman who wears more than one hat. The three heaviest hats – wife, mother, daughter – then banker, teacher and finally a special hat, Presvytera. I can probably opine on all of those roles because each one has its challenges and rewards....

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