Category Archives for "Budgeting"

Ask Chuck: My Spouse is an Impulsive Spender

Dear Chuck, Do you have any advice for someone married to an impulsive spender? Cautious Budgeter    Dear Cautious Budgeter,  Sounds like you may be married to an opposite financial personality; my wife and I can relate!  Most of us have made an impulsive purchase at some point in time. Others struggle with it more […]

Ask Chuck: How Can I Disaster Proof My Finances?

Dear Chuck, I have several friends who are in deep financial trouble in the early years of their marriage. I want to avoid the stress they’re experiencing. Do you have any helpful tips so that I can guard my home and marriage? Avoiding Disaster   Dear Avoiding Disaster,  Being under constant financial stress is terrible […]

Ask Chuck: 5 Steps To Improve Your Finances This New Year

Dear Chuck, Covid set me back financially this year. As a result, we’re having a very frugal Christmas. Can you offer any tips on setting financial goals for next year? I want to be better prepared for what may lie ahead! Getting Ready for 2021   Dear Getting Ready,  I am so sorry for the […]

Ask Chuck: A Lesson in Stewardship From Tim Tebow

Dear Chuck, I get tired of hearing how celebrity athletes flaunt their wealth and waste ridiculous amounts of money on frivolous “stuff.” Didn’t Larry have an outreach to professional athletes?  Tired of NFL, MLB, and NBA    Dear Tired Fan, You are correct; Larry Burkett, Crown’s late founder, often advised professional athletes or spoke at […]

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 […]

Protect Yourself from Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Scammers

Did you see the recent headline of three men posing as pastors to scam about 1,200 unsuspecting, gullible Christians out of more than $20,000,000 in three states with an investment scheme called “1st Million”? How about the California pastor who swindled his very own congregants out of a million dollars in a Ponzi scheme? Or […]

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 […]

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