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4 Tips to Save Money This Week

I know for me, the intention is always there to save money, but life happens. I sometimes used to find myself scraping by as the end of the month approached. I wanted to share some quick tips to help you put some money away to make sure that isn’t the case this month,...

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Medicare Explained: What You Need to Know

If you work in the United States, you pay a Medicare tax on your earned income which helps fund the program. Medicare is a federal health insurance entity for people 65 years or older, younger individuals with disabilities, and those with end-stage renal disease. So...

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How Does Life Insurance Work?

Life insurance, along with disability insurance, is foundational for proper financial planning. Life insurance protects your family from financial disaster should an unexpected death occur. A “term” life insurance policy is quite simple—you are insured for a certain...

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What is a Registered Investment Advisor?

Stewardship Financial’s goal is to help our customers reach their financial objectives and build wealth. We do this by offering financial guidance. When starting Stewardship Financial, we considered which business model would be most effective in accomplishing this....

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When Should I Hire a Financial Planner?

A financial planner is someone who provides clear, unbiased advice on your financial situation, offering guidance to help build wealth effectively. Hiring a financial planner is not usually on people’s mind. Often, people assume only those with a high income or great...

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Can I Get a Mortgage If I’m Self-Employed?

As the founder of Stewardship, I am self-employed. As a result, I obtained my current mortgage while being self-employed. Furthermore, our office has had the honor of helping countless other self-employed Arizona residents obtain their own mortgage. Though the...

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What is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider?

You may have seen this term used when researching financial or insurance experts. Chances are, you have noticed some professionals are listed as an Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) and others are not. But what exactly is an ELP, and what makes them different? If you...

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