Category Archives for "Smart Spending"

Ask Chuck: Having a Meaningful Christmas on a Tight Budget

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Dear Chuck, My parents moved in with us this year. We have two children in high school and a college student who has moved home to finish school. Our budget is tight but we want to be able to have a meaningful Christmas without going into debt. Your help is appreciated. Dreaming of a Great […]

Ask Chuck: Lessons on Contentment from President Jimmy Carter

Hi Chuck, I was struck by the example of former President Jimmy Carter when I read that he lives in a modest home and has a frugal lifestyle. I think I would have a hard time living beneath my means if I had been President of the United States! It seems he is extremely content […]

Ask Chuck: Filling a Void with Material Things

Dear Chuck, Amazon Prime day just recently took place, and I found lots of great deals. Many of my friends took to social media to share great sales they found, and it was well-talked about at work for several days. While big sales like this can be great for saving us money, I actually was […]

5 Tips For Frugal Living

Have you ever met someone who seems to always be able to turn nothing into something? We all know that thrifty person who is able to save money in any situation. Being frugal with your money is something that can help you to maximize your income and potentially improve your financial situation. Trying to find […]

Ask Chuck: How to Be Financially Prepared for a Surprise Pregnancy

Dear Chuck, My husband and I just got married 4 months ago and got pregnant pretty quickly after our wedding. While we are so excited about becoming parents, the pregnancy was unexpected and now we are trying to build our financial lives together and prepare for a child. Any advice on how to save fast […]

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

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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

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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 […]