Dan Celia is President and CEO of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, Inc., and host of the nationally syndicated radio and television program “Financial Issues,” heard daily on more than 600 stations across the country and reaching millions of households on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, BizTV and Dove-TV. To learn more, visit www.financialissues.org.

My Articles

August 16, 2018, 4:11 PM EDT
Many of us have an attitude that because of our financial struggles, or perhaps because we are just barely able to give to ministries and still pay our bills, one insignificant dollar matters very little in the Kingdom work of Jesus Christ here on earth. But it does matter deeply.
June 22, 2018, 1:07 PM EDT
With new tariffs either imposed or threatened, there certainly has been a rising wall of worry regarding international trade. I have been (and still am) in the camp that sees the talk of tariffs as simply negotiating tactics. Sometimes, when you lay out negotiating tactics, you have to demonstrate a willingness to use them as a starting point.
June 21, 2018, 3:52 PM EDT
Even though “trade wars” talk is virtually everywhere, it may be a misnomer.
May 21, 2018, 2:50 PM EDT
In all the world’s economic uncertainty—one thing is for sure. We haven’t seen manufacturing activity like this in America for a very long time. We continue to see manufacturing increase, and it would appear that there is a consistency to the rise. Apparently, manufacturers are not quite ready, at least yet, to start putting on the brakes due to potential “trade wars.” On top of that, we are actually seeing good retail sales numbers coming through again for the second month in a row, and that is good news.
April 10, 2018, 11:20 AM EDT
Trade, tariffs, tweets or facts, fundamentals and the Fed. I think I would choose the latter, and hopefully that’s the direction we will begin to take as we look at the markets—and, more importantly, the economy. We are starting off the earnings season at the end of this week with a few of the big five banks reporting. By all accounts, this should be a very good earnings season.
March 9, 2018, 10:38 AM EST
President Donald Trump is moving ahead with tariffs on steel and aluminum, hoping to revitalize U.S. industry and to protect our national security. Here are some facts to know as these headlines continue:
March 2, 2018, 4:36 PM EST
As we head into the final month of the first quarter in 2018 it looks like it didn’t end on such a great note as the DOW and the S&P are both down over 1 percent. We will see how things continue but right now there’s a little bit of a pause as we are waiting for continued testimony on Capitol Hill from Federal Reserve Chairman Powell.
February 13, 2018, 3:59 PM EST
When President Donald Trump signed a major budget deal into law last week, it may have been a temporary fix for a government shutdown, but the spending continues.
October 4, 2017, 11:13 AM EDT
The basics of the long-awaited tax reform plan are finally out. Let’s hope that Republicans don’t squander the chance to change the financial outlook for millions of middle-class Americans and small business owners.
May 12, 2017, 10:33 AM EDT
Did you watch the Kentucky Derby last weekend?
January 3, 2017, 10:17 AM EST
Be biblically responsible in everything—especially your finances.
November 8, 2016, 12:31 PM EST
Christians should know how they can honor God with their money.
August 29, 2016, 1:54 PM EDT
Confidence in central banks’ monetary maneuvers is fading, and the fallout could wind up hurting folks on Main Street.
August 19, 2016, 2:46 PM EDT
How can we have a recovering economy when we refuse to identify the problems?
May 18, 2016, 3:19 PM EDT
“Mind your own business.” In life in general, it's pretty sound advice.
May 3, 2016, 11:57 AM EDT
Central Banks around the globe are excited about what’s happening with the European Central Bank (ECB). The announcement of negative interest rates has appeared to stimulate the economy. And in fact, many sectors of the economy are improving, such as bank and other consumer lending. Lowering the lending standards enables banks to actually escape negative interest deposits and start lending more money, which in turn, creates many hazards for lenders and for banks.
April 11, 2016, 3:34 PM EDT
Terrorism. The world’s eyes are focused on recent attacks. More people are facing elevated threats. We are all more and more concerned. And as Americans, we are worried about whether—or when—terrorism will again hit our country. The increased threat level is convincing more and more people that the philosophy of becoming weaker so we might be stronger and safer is not working very well. Fear and uncertainty abound.