Ask Chuck: Procrastination Is Hurting Our Finances!

Dear Chuck,  When it comes to our finances, we live with good intentions but put off budgeting and planning until we face another crisis. My husband and I want to break our cycle of procrastination, crisis, firefighting, and then back to procrastination. We need help to stay focused.   Painful Procrastination Dear Painful Procrastination, You […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Trust Cryptocurrencies Now?

Dear Chuck,  Since the FTX debacle, do you think the crypto market has been ruined? Cautious Investor   Dear Cautious Investor, I don’t think cryptocurrencies are ruined, but the idea that they are a trustworthy asset is severely damaged. Let’s look at a few details of FTX’s collapse and then some biblical principles for investors. […]

Ask Chuck: Are You Shrewd with Money?

Dear Chuck, The Parable of the Dishonest Manager looks like Jesus commends lying. Am I right about this? Curious what you think. Curious Reader   Dear Curious Reader, Almost two-thirds of Jesus’ parables mention money or possessions and our beliefs and use of them. He talked a lot about money—more than He did about heaven […]

Ask Chuck: A Financial Tool You Must Have!

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are finally living on a budget! What are some key steps in our financial plans that we should aspire to achieve now? Getting Our Act Together  Dear Getting Our Act Together, Bravo! I read some years ago that about 60% of people say they need or desire to live […]

Ask Chuck: How to Get Credit Card Debt Under Control

Dear Chuck,  I hate carrying a balance on our credit cards, but I can’t seem to get them under control. I need some help!  Carrying Heavy Balances    Dear Carrying Heavy Balances,  Unfortunately, inflation is harming the financial situation of many Americans. Rising credit card debt is one of the obvious indicators that millions of […]

Ask Chuck: How Can I Save Money on Energy Bills?

Dear Chuck, It is already cccccold where I live. My heating bills are getting painful. Any tips to save money this winter?  Bracing for the Winter Bills    Dear Bracing for the Winter Bills,  Unfortunately, we all need to be prepared to pay more to heat our homes in the coming months, regardless of the […]

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