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Best Budget-Friendly Wedding (and Shower) Gifts

Are you attending any weddings this summer? It’s the height of wedding season right now, which can get expensive quickly. And if you are paying for travel costs, a hotel, possibly a new outfit, and a gift, the cost of attending a wedding can skyrocket. In fact, according to Consumer Affairs, the average American will […]

What is Stewardship?

What do you think of when you hear the word, steward? There are many misconceptions of what stewardship means – fundraising campaigns at church, recycling, and getting out of debt are common examples. But none of these fully encompass what stewardship really means. Stewardship is not ordering your finances in a way that you can […]

3 Steps to Start a Savings Fund

Do you have $1,000 in a savings account that you could access right now? Most Americans (70%) don’t. In fact, six out of 10 Americans couldn’t even access $500 in an emergency. And 34% of Americans said they don’t have any savings…at all. A lack of savings is the #1 reason people accumulate debt – because […]

Best Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts (From You & Your Kids)

Father’s Day is less than a week away! This Sunday we will be celebrating all the wonderful dads in our lives, likely in the form of backyard grilling and ESPN. If you don’t have a gift for dad yet, here are some great, budget-friendly, suggestions: Audible subscription. Audible is Amazon’s audiobook service and would be […]

How to Get Out of Debt

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It’s been said that paying off debt is like eating an elephant – it can only be done one bite at a time. But getting started can seem daunting and overwhelming. Knowing how to take the first bite can prevent many from starting altogether. Of all the people I know who have gotten out of […]

4 Better Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Dear Chuck, Procrastinators Unite! This weekend, my husband and I will be crashing on our tax returns, due Monday, April 18th, and we’re hoping to receive a return. What do you suggest we do with the money?   Procrastinator Dear Procrastinator, It is never best to wait until the last minute to do your income […]

Are You Worried About Outliving Your Retirement Savings?

If you’re worried, you are not alone. Maurie Backman with the Motley Fool says retirement tops the list of Americans’ financial concerns. In 2016, 64% of the population admitted fear in not having enough funds to cover living expenses in retirement. An estimated 33% have no retirement savings at all, and those who are relying […]

Multi-level Marketing: Climbing a Pyramid or Building a Business?

Originally posted at Christian Post July 29, 2016. Dear Chuck, I’ve read your book The Worst Financial Mistakes in the Bible, and heard you speak when you visited my church in Brazil. I’ve come across a situation that made me wonder what you and the Bible might think of Multi-level Marketing (MLM or network marketing). Several friends […]

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