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Ask Chuck: Christmas Shopping on a Budget

Dear Chuck, Money is tight for Christmas this year. Any tips for shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? Looking for Deals    Dear Looking for Deals,  You can search for articles pointing you to the “best deals” on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but be aware that many of those articles are really just […]

Ask Chuck: Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones During the Holidays

Dear Chuck, My elderly parents get scam phone calls, emails, and texts constantly. I worry they are going to fall for one of these since both are kind hearted and trusting. I know they are vulnerable. How do I help them?  Worried about Scams    Dear Worried about Scams, The Lord detests lying lips (Proverbs […]

Ask Chuck: I May Lose My Job Over the Vax Mandate

Dear Chuck, If I do not get the Covid vaccine, I could lose my job with a federal contractor. If I get it, I go against my conscience and the liberty I have to protect my family’s health, a fundamental right of Americans. I am not anti-vax, but I hate coercion. My wife and I […]

Ask Chuck: What Is the Impact of the Social Security Increase?

Dear Chuck, I’ll soon be getting a raise in my social security benefits. Do you think it will really make any difference?  Worried Senior    Dear Worried Senior, Although it may be new to you, getting an increase in retirement benefits is actually not new. The Social Security Administration has been giving cost of living […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Pull My Investments in Chinese Companies?

Dear Chuck, I’ve been hearing a lot about Evergrande and the Chinese economic woes for months. Should I pull out of my investments in Chinese companies?  Investor Worries    Dear Investor Worries,  Having traveled to China on a number of occasions, I have long been aware that there was a housing bubble, a debt bubble, […]

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