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Welcome to my dfree® blog. I hope these pieces will help someone think new thoughts and take new actions toward their financial freedom. The proverb says that "the borrower is slave to the lender." (Proverbs 22:7) I have dedicated the rest of my life to helping people obtain spiritual and economic freedom. ~ DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.


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Become a Victor, not a Victim, of Your Finances

When I was in my twenties, I was approached by an agent from a reputable insurance company. He offered me…

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A Blueprint for Rebuilding Your Finances

There are lots of TV shows today about house flipping and other renovations. I used to enjoy watching This Old…

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Get Control: Lessons from our Grandmothers

When we can prove that we are capable of taking control of our finances, because we’ve taken control of our…

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Build Strong Children: Teach Fiscal Responsibility

When I was a young child, I used to wonder how an ocean liner would fit down my northern New…

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Leap of Faith off the Debt Tightrope

When we’re in debt, “we walk a tightrope and live in apprehension of impending disaster. It exhausts us. We come…

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A Talk with Yourself

We’ve been led to believe that knowing more makes us do better. But when it comes to finances, adjusting your…

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Financial Dis-ease: Don’t Feel Bad Unless You Don’t Change Your Situation

Financial indebtedness is a new form of slavery. There’s no doubt; the financial system is stacked against African Americans. According…

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Admit the Problem

When I was broke and heavily dependent upon credit cards, I didn’t realize I had a problem. I didn’t have…

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Financial Freedom and the Promised Land

It’s only fitting that our nation celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the first official holiday after the…

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DeForest B. Soaries, Jr.

Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey.