In Your Interest

Foundation staff member Valerie Rumbough provides estate planning and financial planning advice in an informative column that is published in each issue of the Baptist Courier.

“In Your Interest” is a financial and estate planning advice column written by Valerie Rumbough, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer of the Baptist Foundation of South Carolina. Valerie’s column provides simple, practical advice on financial issues facing today’s Christian and is published in every other issue of The Baptist Courier.

Valerie, a certified public accountant and certified financial planner, is a graduate of Furman University and the College for Financial Planning and spent more than 10 years in public accounting prior to joining the Foundation in 2000.

“In Your Interest” articles that have been previously published in The Baptist Courier can be accessed by clicking the article title below:


Finding Extra Cash (published on-line February 2015)


Reverse Mortgages (published July 30, 2014)
Everyone Needs a Plan
(published July 1, 2014)
Did Mom File Her Tax Return?
(published on-line April 8, 2014)
Stock Donation to Your Church
(published on-line March 4, 2014)
Make Your Will Month (published on-line January 28, 2014)


Christmas Gift: Peace of Mind (published December 2013)
Giving Thanks for Retirement Income (published November 2013)
Be A Biblical Financial Leader (published October 2013)
Maximizing Your Charitable Giving (published September 2013)
Tax Tips for Newlyweds (published August 2013)
Preparing for Widowhood (published June 2013)
Dirty Dozen, Part 3 (published May 9, 2013)
Dirty Dozen, Part 2 (published April 25, 2013)
Dirty Dozen, Part 1 (published April 11, 2013)
Deceased Identity Theft (published March 28, 2013)
Full-Nest Syndrome (published March 14, 2013)
Being Harassed by Debt Collectors? (published February 28, 2013)
Tax Returns (published February 14, 2013)
Fear and Greed (published January 31, 2013)
What’s Your Number (published January 17, 2013)
Make Your Will Month (published January 3, 2013)