Britain has decided that joining hands and singing "Kumbaya" on the deck of the sinking "Titanic" that is the European Union will not save the ship. Wisely, a majority of her voters saw through the EU illusion and decided they should abandon the vessel.
The British lifeboat will likely be on troubled waters for a while until she steadies on her beam, but that's better than being on a plunging ship.
But why is the ship sinking? more >>
The world awoke Friday morning to the shocking news that a majority of U.K. citizens had voted to leave the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron would be leaving office in three months, making way for a new leader who supported the Leave campaign.
In the EU referendum known as "Brexit," a majority of U.K. citizens, 52 to 48 percent, voted to sever ties with the EU by 2019.
So what makes this referendum so significant? Below are five things about the U.K.'s long relationship with the EU more >>
A hot political issue this year is the chilled economic picture for many people. The general economy may not be in a recession — but millions of families are suffering from their own private "recessions"!
Growth in the job market in May 2016 was tragically low, and a smaller percentage of adults have jobs now than at any time since 1980. American workers, on average, have not had an increase in their income in nearly two decades! And while the American economy looks bleak, people's prospects in most economies in the world are even more bleak!
Is it time to look for a resource that will make our economies vibrant again? more >>
Without once naming presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in his speech, former President Bill Clinton warned congregants at a popular black California megachurch on Sunday that the billionaire's campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" is a code that means "way more than what it sounds like."
The former president made the comments in a speech during the worship service at the 24,000-member West Angeles Church of God In Christ where he stumped for his wife, Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton ahead of her battle with rival Bernie Sanders in California's Democratic primary set for Tuesday.
He argued that despite a recovery from the 2007-2008 financial crisis, people were still not happy because 80 percent of workers haven't received a pay raise after inflation since then. Rising inequality, stagnant wages, declining upward mobility and fear of immigrants are growing concerns around the world that have made some in Europe question the need for democracies. more >>
I've been reading about helicopter parenting, where parents hover over their children trying to control almost every aspect of their children's lives to get "the right" outcome, compared to so-called "Free Range" parents who are hands off. And then, of course, we've all seen stories of parental neglect, where parents don't care much at all. How does someone find the happy medium?
As my kids are getting older and preparing for college, I worry in particular that they are not ready to handle money, which can be very complicated, and I'd like to be involved in their financial decisions. How do I parent my kids about handling money without getting in the way of important life lessons? more >>
New research shows that most pastors who serve small evangelical churches face financial hardships and many are reluctant to open up about their struggles.
The National Association of Evangelicals released a survey on Tuesday, conducted by Grey Matter Research last July, which interviewed 4,249 pastors and found that most face severe financial troubles as they struggle with expenses and debt and don't earn enough to secure long-term financial stability.
"The vast majority of pastors do not have their own radio or TV show, robust church staff, or megachurch attendance," NAE President Leith Anderson said in a statement. "Rather, they faithfully serve in small churches and face financial challenges stemming from student debt, low salaries and medical expenses. And sadly, they often feel they have no one to turn to for help." more >>