3 Awesome Scholarships You Don’t Want t...

February 22, 2017 | Posted by Jenna Johnson

Younger students can get so caught up in other things during their busy lives. Before you know it, you’re a senior in high school and getting ready for college. The only problem with that is college costs money. Lots of money. No wonder the number one thing that most college students struggle with is paying […]


What Is Your Risk Tolerance?

February 17, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Risk is the probability you will lose some or all of the funds in an investment. You will always face some level of risk when it comes to investing. Some investments will have low risk. Others, high. Your risk tolerance is a measure of how much you can invest today, lose and then live to […]


2 Unusual Ways to Find Scholarship Money That...

February 15, 2017 | Posted by Karina Rovey

College. Ironically, it can often seem like it’s the epicenter of high school. In our world, high school is seen as a mere stepping stone on the way up to higher education. However, the raw price of tuition at a university or college is by no means cheap. In many circumstances, it isn’t even affordable. […]


Strengthening Outdoor Ministry for Future Cam...

February 14, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

When a longtime and much loved Lutheran outdoor ministry in Iowa decided to tackle a major update, participating in Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s Laborers For Christ “was not a question but a definite decision,” said Doug Kading, Camp Okoboji executive director. Their role in the new state-of-the-art activity center marks the fourth time for Laborers […]


In Different Shoes

February 13, 2017 | Posted by Billy Brath

I used to be a Character Performer at Walt Disney World. (Google it without kids around!) That job had me in many different pairs of oversized shoes as I entertained the crowds. Each costume came with different actions, attitudes, and looks. I had to think about how a silly man-dog would run around or a […]


What Is Cost of Funds?

February 10, 2017 | Posted by LCEF

Loans are a part of life, particularly for large purchases like automobiles and homes. Yet, they are far from simple. Take the loan concept cost of funds, for example. In laymen terms, cost of funds (COF) is the interest that a financial institution must pay to investors for the use of their money to make […]