Ask Chuck: Universal Basic Income Explained

Dear Chuck, Can you explain the concept of Universal Basic Income? It seems more like a Robin Hood plan than good economics.  Concerned Taxpayer    Dear Concerned Taxpayer,  Universal Basic Income (UBI), known by many other names, is defined by its most ardent supporters like this: “It is a regular income paid to everyone without […]

Ask Chuck: Struggling Newlyweds

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are newlyweds and struggling to spend less than we earn. Our parents agreed to help us until our first anniversary which is in February. To prepare for that date, we need help now. Spending Stress   Dear Spending Stress,  This has been a challenging time for many couples especially […]

Ask Chuck: What to Know Before Investing

Dear Chuck, I’m trying to teach my children/grandchildren some basic financial principles. Any tips I could pass on in regards to investing? Motivated Grandmother    Dear Motivated Grandmother,  What a blessing for your family that you want to help them get better with their finances. It will not only help them for the here and […]

Ask Chuck: Second Stimulus Check?

Dear Chuck, The government is talking about a second round of stimulus money – is it real? What should I do with it?  Watching for Money in the Mailbox   Dear Watching for Money in the Mailbox, You are correct; the government is discussing the passing of another stimulus package. The Republican Party offered a […]

How To Reduce Financial Stress

With many things causing stress in today’s world, here is a short list of financial practices that will reduce your stress, make managing your money simpler, and generally improve your quality of life. 1. Spend less than you earn. It sounds easy, but this is too often our greatest financial challenge. The vast majority of people that […]

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