Category Archives for "Smart Spending"

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

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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 […]

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, […]

#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, […]

Are These Guilty Spending Pleasures Wrecking Your Budget?

Are These Guilty Spending Pleasures Wrecking Your Budget?

What’s the most difficult category to stick to in your budget? Food? Entertainment? Miscellaneous items? We all struggle with different kinds of budget busters. Kind of like budgetary “kryptonite”, they’re things that we just push the limit on month to month. In a recent study from Varo Money, they defined these expenses as “guilty pleasures” […]

Ask Chuck: How to Use My Tax Refund to Get Out of Debt

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Dear Chuck, I need help prioritizing how to use my tax refund. We are expecting to receive about $3,100 from our refund and want to use it wisely since we have a little over $23,000 of debt and are in desperate need of new tires for my car ($450). In what order should we use […]

Ask Chuck: Are There Alternatives to Amazon?

ask chuck are there alternatives to amazon

Dear Chuck, Amazon seems to have taken over the world! Their dominating presence makes me a little nervous…but I still love my free 2-day shipping from Prime. Are there any alternatives out there that I should know about? I feel like I can save money shopping from Amazon and the free shipping is always a […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing to Live Like You’re Poor

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Dear Chuck, I’m in my early twenties and finances are a topic of stress in my life and among my peers. One of my friends, who is about my age, just paid off his mortgage. How is that even possible? Others I know rely solely on credit cards and are in thousands of dollars of […]

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