Financial Expert Dan Celia: Americans Been Waiting for Leaders to Strengthen Economy

January 23, 2017

New Fox News Poll Shows Americans’ No. 1 Concern is Economy, As New Trump-Pence Administration Takes Office

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.—On a chilly, rainy Friday in Washington, D.C., President Donald Trump vowed to make America great again, namely by strengthening the economy and returning jobs and prosperity to American families.

They were words many had been waiting for, especially as the middle class has been trampled and browbeaten over the past eight years, says financial expert and national radio and television host Dan Celia.

“After Friday’s festivities, today begins Donald Trump’s first official week on the job, and the American people voted for him, in part, because of what he promised to do for the economy,” Celia said. “For years, the middle class has been decimated by policies and regulations that hampered the economy, and by extension, their jobs and their chance to improve their financial situation. Now, we have a president who truly cares for the American people and wants to see them succeed. Donald Trump is a businessman, and if he runs America like a well-oiled, growth-centered, prosperous business, there’s no telling how far we can go.”

According to a new Fox News poll, a significant number of Americans says the economy is their No. 1 concern, with almost half (46 percent) stating it is “extremely” important for Trump to focus on the economy/jobs in his first year. Other high-ranking concerns include terrorism (44 percent), health care (43 percent), government spending (38 percent), foreign policy (34 percent), Supreme Court nominations (33 percent) and immigration (27 percent).

Even when those surveyed were given the chance to fill in absolutely any issue they thought was important, the economy finished first again, with 25 percent writing in that answer.

“This poll is real evidence that Americans are hungry for economic growth that will help them provide for their families, restore dignity when it comes to their finances and feel like they are contributing to the betterment of America,” Celia added.

Overall, the poll found that two-thirds feel optimistic about the economy (66 percent), with answers uncharacteristically even among independents (61 percent), Democrats (64 percent) and Republicans (72 percent). And about a quarter (23 percent) credit the recent rise in the stock market to Trump, while 13 percent say it’s due to former President Barack Obama.

In his ministry, Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries (FISM,, Celia hones in on biblical investing and advises Christians how they can honor God by choosing companies that are not associated with immoral or anti-biblical issues, such as having stake in abortion, pornography, same-sex marriage or other matters that should be concerning to Christians. Through FISM, Celia educates investors by researching the organizations that corporations support and then encourages biblically responsible investing so that God is honored, especially as Americans plan for the new year financially.

The “Financial Issues” television and radio program recently began streaming on its own YouTube Channel,Financial Issues with Dan Celia. The ministry also recently introduced the new Financial Issues app; learn more here. Besides more than 600 radio stations, “Financial Issues” is seen on the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) television network, reaching 45 million households, BizTV, which reaches millions more in major markets, and Dove-TV in the Pacific Northwest. To view Celia’s recent show clips, click here.

Daily, Celia addresses important financial headlines, takes calls from around the country, and focuses on current economic trends and critical mass in corporate America. He accurately predicts rises and falls in the U.S. and global economies. He also hones in on godly financial stewardship when talking to thousands who want to honor God with their finances.

A financial expert and author backed by decades of financial experience, Celia is personally in touch with thousands of people each week from across the country. He has worked for 35 years as an entrepreneur and businessman, and has developed a biblically responsible system of financial management with great success. Celia started his radio program in 1997 and has interviewed newsmakers, experts, lawmakers and presidential candidates. He speaks at conferences, town hall meetings and investment conferences around the country, is the author of six books and publishes a weekly newsletter.

For more on Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, visit its web site at, itsFacebook page, on YouTube at Financial Issues with Dan Celia or on Twitter @financialissues.




To interview Dan Celia of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries, contact Jen Retallick, 610-584-1096, x100,, or Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716 or 610-584-1096, x102.

Dan Celia is president and CEO of Financial Issues Stewardship Ministries and host of the national syndicated radio talk program “Financial Issues,” heard daily on more than 600 stations across the country and in millions of homes through NRB-TV, BIZ-TV and others. FISM believes that only revival will return America to its Judeo-Christian heritage and biblical values.

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