Category Archives for "Ask Chuck"

Tips to Not Trip Over Your Tongue at Work

Originally posted on the Christian Post on September 23. 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 trying to fit in to a new workplace, and I’m on the outside of a lot of the conversations […]

How to Lose a Car and Not Your Credit Rating

Originally posted at Christian Post September 9, 2016. Dear Chuck,  What are the rules when a bank repossesses your car? Do you still have to pay them what you owe and can they garnish your wages for payment? I have a friend who has just turned her life over to Christ and over the years she has […]

3 Tips for Dealing with College Debt

Dear Chuck, It’s back to school time for many families, but my children are finishing college and newly graduated, so I’m less concerned now that they have a diploma– and more worried about the debt they accumulated – the nasty student loan kind of debt.. Do you have any advice for my family and me? […]

NEVER Take Out This Kind of Loan

Originally posted at Christian Post August 26, 2016. Dear Chuck,  What is your view of payday lending? It seems like Crown would have some insight on the perils of such loans and whether there are alternative ways to secure a “small-dollar loan” such as through church lending clubs, or some other means. Considering my options Dear Considering, […]

Mortgages: Refinancing vs Recasting

refinancing recasting mortgage

Dear Chuck, My husband and I own a home and are trying to decide if we should change our mortgage to get in better financial health. I read recently about “recasting” a mortgage, which sounds a lot like a fishing term! Is that something worth considering? We’ve been looking into refinancing. What is the difference? […]

Do You Feel Like You Are Slowing Drowning in Debt?

Originally posted at Christian Post August 12, 2016. Dear Chuck, I have a rather unique problem; I feel like I’m drowning in debt, but I’m told I’m not in deep enough to get help! I have a car payment with 14 months left. I have four credit cards that I make payments on, but I’m finding it […]

Lessons from Dallas Cowboy’s Running Back and His $2 Car

Originally posted at Christian Post July 29, 2016. Dear Chuck, I was intrigued by a story I saw recently about the Dallas Cowboy’s running back, Alfred Morris, who signed a $3.5 million deal on top of more than $3 million he made playing for the Washington Redskins, and yet he still drives a 1991 Mazda 626 he […]

3 Tips on Money & Divorce from Baywatch

Originally posted at Christian Post July 15, 2016. Dear Chuck, I saw recently that the former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff headed to court to try and challenge the judicial order to pay his ex-wife $21K a month in alimony. I’ve read his assets went from $1.2 million in the bank to $600 after his divorce. What happened […]

3 Ways to Recover From Mistakes at Work

Originally posted at Christian Post July 08, 2016. Dear Chuck,  I’m embarrassed to say that I really messed up at work. I’m not sure what to do next, and I’m wondering how to win back the good will of my employer. Is it possible to resurrect a reputation at work?  Weeping over Work Dear Weeping, The answer […]

Founding Fathers Advice on Debt

Originally posted at Christian Post June 24, 2016. Dear Chuck,  With the Fourth of July coming up, I’ve been thinking that the Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they knew the kind of debt America is in. Time magazine recently reported that “Most critics of the (national) debt cite the fact that at $19 trillion, the […]