Category Archives for "Budgeting"

Ask Chuck: Does Buying American Really Matter?

Dear Chuck, I’ve been wondering lately what the balance is between being a good citizen and a good steward. I want to be a good citizen and buy American-made products. But I also want to be a good steward and find the lowest cost for products. Does “buying American” really matter in today’s economy? Patriotic […]

13 Money-Saving Hacks

13 money-saving hacks

Saving is biblical; God wants us to be savers! He wants us to have the resources we need to take care of our families and others. He also wants us to be in a position to serve Him so that He will be made known and honored. Saving does not represent a lack of faith, […]

Ask Chuck: 6 Lessons On Finances from Proverbs 31

financial lessons from proverbs 31

Dear Chuck, In reading Proverbs 31, I was struck by the number of financial lessons in the passage. What wisdom can you shed on the financial principles in that passage and how they apply to us today? Aspiring to Proverbs 31   Dear Aspiring to Proverbs 31, Thanks for your insights and question. I feel […]

How To Budget on Inconsistent Income

how to budget on inconsistent income

Learning how to budget can be challenging! For some people, it comes naturally, but for others, it takes an extra dose of discipline to develop the habit. But knowing how to budget when you have inconsistent income can be especially challenging. An increasing number of professionals are working for themselves, creating their own businesses, and […]

9 Ways to Get Ahead in Your Finances

9 ways to get ahead in your finances

Did you know that 78% of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck? Overall, 71% of all U.S. workers say they’re in debt, 56% of whom say they’re in over their heads. This, combined with the fact that almost 6/10 Americans don’t have $500 saved means we have a problem. Debt, a lack of saving, […]

7 Ways to Reset Your Finances

7 ways to reset your finances

Ever feel like you just hit a wall with your finances? The truth is, no matter how disciplined you are, sometimes we all need to hit reset with our finances. Spring is a season of order, renewal. The longer days, more sunshine, and collective attitude to clean motivates us to make improvements in many areas […]

#CutTheCord – 7 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Save You Money

#CutTheCord - 7 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Save You Money

The average American pays somewhere around $100 a month for cable. Per year, that’s $1,200 (which is more than most of us have saved…total). It’s no secret we dish out a lot of money to be entertained. However, more people want to know how to save money on cable because it’s so expensive. In 2017, […]

Ask Chuck: How to Budget With Inconsistent Income

Hi Chuck, I am part of the ‘Gig Economy’ and work full-time as a freelance graphic designer. Some months I am slammed with work and make a great amount of money. But then other months are really slim. I’ve found it’s really difficult to budget for these major ups and downs – I end up […]

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