Family Finances

Cornerstone has resources available to help you learn how to manage your money and learn what it means to be a generous person.

Personal Financial Counseling

Mark Troy, a member of Cornerstone’s Generosity Team, will meet with anyone who has personal financial questions. Examples of areas of assistance include (but are not limited to): setting up a basic budget, questions about credit card debt (or other overwhelming debts), how to begin giving back to God, answering basic questions about personal or business taxes, etc.

This is a FREE and confidential service.

Fall/Winter Sessions: Sept. 10 - Dec. 17, 2019. Appointments are available Tuesdays at 5 and 6:30pm at 84th St. (1675 84th St. SE, Caledonia, MI 49316)

Financial Counseling
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Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

Dave's practical steps to creating financial freedom can help anyone. Whether you’re 21 or 61, earn $10,000 or $10,000,000, in debt or out of debt: we all need a plan! Here's a quick look at Financial Peace.

Financial Peace University is held at least once a year at Cornerstone. We'll put all the information here as soon as it's available.

Life / Estate Planning

Whether you're a newlywed, young family, single, divorced, empty-nesters or retired: Do you have your critical decisions made and clearly spelled out? It's so important not to leave them to chance.

Twice a year, usually in the Spring and Fall, local Christian attorney Doug Brackmann holds Free Life Planning/Estate Planning workshops at Cornerstone. He talks about Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney, Living Wills, Medicaid eligibility to cover nursing home costs and more.

Please consider coming to one of these Free workshops if you have children or if you have assets, or if you don’t have your critical documents drawn up or you haven't updated your existing documents for over five years. As soon as we have information on the next workshop, we'll put the details here.

In the meantime, please feel free to take advantage of the free financial counseling offered at Cornerstone (see above).

What is a Trust and do I really need one?

In simplest terms, a Trust is a legal agreement in which your property or money is held or managed by someone else or by an organization (such as a bank) for a set period of time.

If you have minimal assets and/or a simple estate, and do not believe a trust is necessary (contact the church office if you have questions about trusts), please refer to the “Planning for your Peace of Mind” booklet. This booklet, provided by the State Bar of Michigan, is designed to assist you in pre-planning by providing frequently asked questions, general information and forms on Michigan's Statutory Will, Patient Advocate law and organ donation.

Questions About Your Finances?

Mark Troy

Mark Troy

Generosity Team Lead