Category Archives for "Ask Chuck"

Ask Chuck – Buying a House

Dear Chuck, My wife and I have been renting for five years and want to buy a home. Could you share any tips so we can make a wise decision? Hopeful Homeowner   Dear Hopeful, I commend you for seeking counsel in what’s typically the largest purchase of a lifetime. Assuming you’ve compared the costs […]

Ask Chuck – Funeral Fraud

  Dear Chuck, An acquaintance at work recently shared the trauma a close friend experienced planning a sudden funeral then discovering criminals had accessed his deceased family member’s bank accounts. How can we protect ourselves and prepare for the inevitable? Concerned   Dear Concerned, It’s hard to believe, but there are scammers who prey on […]

Collecting Debts From Friends

Originally posted on the Christian Post on June 2 To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity. Dear Chuck, About 9 years ago I loaned an acquaintance I met at church a substantial amount of money, with […]

Does God Want You to be Rich?

Dear Chuck, I find the conflicting messages among well known preachers and financial experts confusing when it comes to whether I should expect to do well financially if I am in God’s will and following His plan. You turn on the television, and many of the most popular preachers insist that good times are ahead […]

5 Things You Should Spend Money on to Save

Dear Chuck, I’ve been following Crown Financial Ministries for years and appreciate your advice on avoiding debt and putting God first through tithing, but is there ever a time when you SHOULD spend money? Just Curious   Dear Curious, The short answer to your question is YES. Let me offer two times when it is […]

5 Steps to Stop Losing Sleep Over Money

Dear Chuck, I’m losing sleep over money worries. Seriously. Sometimes the stress of figuring out how to balance debt, bills and life is almost more than I can stand. Where do I begin? Sleepless in America   Dear Sleepless, I know how you feel. I was once there myself during a time when I had […]

9 Things You Shouldn’t Say At Work

Originally posted on the Christian Post on May 12 To learn Biblical answers to your financial questions, you can #AskChuck @AskCrown your questions by clicking here. Questions used may be lightly edited for length or clarity.   Dear Chuck, I’m new to my job and learning to navigate the office politics. I get that you can’t […]

Ask Chuck: 4 Retirement Mistakes to Avoid

Dear Chuck, My wife and I have a 401(k) savings plan, and we are thinking of pulling out some of the money for home improvements. Our house is one of our major life investments, but do you think that is a good plan? It’s so hard to save up the resources recommended for retirement, but […]

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 […]

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