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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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Get Ahead Financially by Starting with End in Mind

Before I started talking about financial freedom to members of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, so many were struggling…

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A Tribute to Humanitarian Lowell Hawthorne

The recent death of 57-year-old businessman Lowell Hawthorne is a great tragedy. CEO and founder of Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery…

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Lean on Each Other to Get Out of Debt

Not many of us have heard of Rev. William Washington Browne or Maggie Lena Walker. Browne was an escaped slave,…

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Making Your Money Work for You: The Power Plan

The last two houses I bought, I bought cash. I bought one house when my boys were young and, when…

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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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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.