Category Archives for "Budgeting"

Ask Chuck: Help Me Save More Money!

Dear Chuck, I know I’m supposed to save, but I really don’t know how I can or even why I can’t seem to make progress!   No Savings   Dear No Savings, Well, you are not alone. Saving money is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge for many. According to MarketWatch, nearly one-in-five Americans saved […]

Ask Chuck: Best Financial Moves for the New Year

Dear Chuck, We want to start the New Year right when it comes to our finances. Beyond a “get out of debt” resolution, what are the best moves to get us on track? Looking for Financial Tips   Dear Looking for Financial Tips, My best tip is to practice the simple but powerful act of […]

Ask Chuck: Procrastination Is Hurting Our Finances!

Dear Chuck,  When it comes to our finances, we live with good intentions but put off budgeting and planning until we face another crisis. My husband and I want to break our cycle of procrastination, crisis, firefighting, and then back to procrastination. We need help to stay focused.   Painful Procrastination Dear Painful Procrastination, You […]

Ask Chuck: Are You Shrewd with Money?

Dear Chuck, The Parable of the Dishonest Manager looks like Jesus commends lying. Am I right about this? Curious what you think. Curious Reader   Dear Curious Reader, Almost two-thirds of Jesus’ parables mention money or possessions and our beliefs and use of them. He talked a lot about money—more than He did about heaven […]

Ask Chuck: A Financial Tool You Must Have!

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are finally living on a budget! What are some key steps in our financial plans that we should aspire to achieve now? Getting Our Act Together  Dear Getting Our Act Together, Bravo! I read some years ago that about 60% of people say they need or desire to live […]

Ask Chuck: How Do I Recession Proof Our Finances?

Dear Chuck, If we’re headed towards an economic downturn, how can I recession proof our finances?  Recession Proofing     Dear Recession Proofing,   Many economists believe we are headed toward major economic challenges. Consider just three reasons: Jobless claims are at an 8-month high as layoffs increase in number. We have experienced record-high inflation, and consumer […]

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