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Giving Thanks in All Circumstances

Written by Shawn Jacques, Private Wealth Advisor in Ronald Blue Trust’s Chicago, Illinois office In today’s world, it can be difficult to look at our circumstances and see the good in the tough times we experience. Yet, God’s Word tells us to give thanks in all circumstances, even when it feels impossible to do. A […]

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A Time to Ponder

Written by Russ Crosson, EVP and Chief Mission Officer It has been quite a year in many ways! Inflation increased to levels unseen in over forty years, while stocks and bonds retreated together for the first time since 1969, which has only happened three times in the past 100 years. Our wallets are feeling the […]

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Is U.S. Housing in Another Bubble?

The primary cause of The Great Recession in 2008-2009 was the collapse in the U.S. housing market. Fourteen years later, this industry is the focal point again as housing has become unaffordable for many Americans. Before the last housing bubble burst, price appreciation peaked at 14.5% (on an annual basis). This time, prices increased more […]

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“Wisdom for Wealth. For Life.” Episode 15: Stewarding Your Marriage and Finances with Dr. Chris & Alisa Grace

In our “Wisdom for Wealth. For Life.” podcast series, we share financial advice and wisdom from our network of wealth advisors and thought leaders in the industry, and from around our community of over 10,000 financially blessed families who apply biblical wisdom to their financial planning and giving.  Episode 15: Stewarding Your Marriage and […]

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Economic Review & Outlook Fourth Quarter 2022

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Market Volatility & Economic Challenges: Where are We? What’s Next?

Investors know that markets are uncertain, cyclical, and sometimes volatile. However, that knowledge doesn’t always make economic challenges and market downturns easier to endure. While consumers are feeling the effects of inflation on their wallets, recent market declines and economic data reports have caused concern and discomfort for investors. The following questions and answers are […]

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“Wisdom for Wealth. For Life.” Episode 14: Recent Economic Data and Market Numbers are not What Investors Hoped for… How Do We Process and Prepare?

Ronald Blue Trust’s CEO and chief investment officer, Nick Stonestreet, along with head of investments, Brian McClard, recently shared some insights on the current economic landscape, why the market is struggling, how international events are affecting investors, and what may lie ahead. You can view their full discussion in the most recent episode of our […]

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“Wisdom for Wealth. For Life.” Episode 13: FAQs with Ronald Blue Trust Financial Experts

In our “Wisdom for Wealth. For Life.” podcast series, we share financial advice and wisdom from our network of wealth advisors and thought leaders in the industry, and from around our community of over 10,000 financially blessed families who apply biblical wisdom to their financial planning and giving.  Episode 13: FAQs with Ronald Blue […]

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Is the U.S. in (or Headed for) a Recession?

U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted in the first two quarters of this year, so according to the conventional definition of a recession (two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth) the U.S. economy is in a recession. However, there is much debate about whether this time is different and what officially defines a recession. Regardless […]

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Wisdom For Wealth. For Life.® Newsletter Summer 2022

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