August 9th, 2012
We had the chance to share about planning in a creative way
recently. Mark and Keri from KLRC invited us to join their morning radio show to
share about wise spending for back to school shopping. The first day of school will be here before
you know it and that means packing up the lunch box and taking a picture on the
front porch for mom. But before that day comes, there are many things that need
to be taken care of. Long pants seem to
turn into Capri’s because the kids are growing so fast. The search for deals on
new clothes, backpacks and school supplies begin to take over our lives.
By Stephanie McCratic
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
When my husband and I started dating
I was 30 and he was 31. We’d both had a fantastic time accumulating debt in our
20’s. We both also had unjustifiably expensive taste.
Each of us could see the error of
the others’ ways. We could not, however, see our own errors.
Shortly after we got married a
co-worker mentioned a financial class that was starting at her church. When
Steve mentioned it to me I thought, “Oh this is perfect. He will see how
ridiculous his spending is. Finally!”
After the first of six weekly
classes we got in the car and sat stunned. This was huge. We needed help. We
need to turn this barge around fast. Have you ever seen a barge turn around
The class was taught by Chris Haas, who is one of the most caring, loving
and financially inspiring people I have met. One of the first things he
instructed us to do was add up our current debt. Based on our best guesses we estimated
we had *gasp* $14,000 in debt.
seeing the birth of a new ministry whose roots go back 20 years to a group of servant-hearted
people who have blessed the church and our community with their service over
2007, I came to work for Clement Financial Services as a Financial Advisor
under the leadership of Roger Clement, Rod Bastian, and Kevin Barnes. My work began with a mission to help
re-launch the ministry outreach of our organization to local churches and our
community to help make a difference in the lives of people in the area of their
the staff at Clement Financial have helped thousands of people for over 20
years teaching financial seminars in churches and doing one-to-one financial counseling,
and they continue to help people to this day!