Category Archives for "Career & Work"

Ask Chuck: Ready to Retire?

Dear Chuck, I can retire in two years at age 65. Our home is paid for but we have almost nothing saved for retirement. We can get by on Social Security but it will be tight. How are others getting by who are in this shape? Retirement Planning    Dear Retirement Planning,  It is great […]

Ask Chuck: Trade School vs Bachelor’s Degree

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are committed to financially helping our children get college degrees. We’ve graduated two and have three to go. We are not sure a four-year college will work for one of our children and are considering directing him towards a trade. What are your thoughts? Skilled Labor   Dear Skilled, […]

Ask Chuck: Getting the Right Job Right Out of School

Ask Chuck- Finding the Right Job Right Out of School

Dear Chuck, My husband and I anticipate graduating in May. I’ve read that our resumes are extremely important. While he has part-time job and internship history, mine is very limited. We have student loans and hope to land great jobs as soon as we can. Could you tell me what employers are really looking for […]

Creating A Resume That Best Reflects You

Resumes can be very intimidating and stressful at times. After all, it is usually one of the first opportunities for potential future employers to get to know you. So, how do you decide what to put on this piece of paper to fully represent who you are? Where To Start Begin by envisioning what you […]

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 […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Choose Family Time Over My Career? Biblical Advice and Lessons From Paul Ryan

Ask Chuck choosing family time over career

Dear Chuck, I saw Paul Ryan won’t seek re-election as Speaker of the House so he can spend more time with his family, and I can identify. Last year I got a big promotion. The new job has been great, but it’s required me to travel for the majority of the week and is extremely […]

Ask Chuck: Should Children or Parents Take On Student Debt?

ask chuck who should take on student debt

Dear Chuck, We have a son graduating high school this year and are trying to make plans for his college years. While he’s done an excellent job applying for and receiving scholarships, taking AP classes, and CLEP exams, we will still have to take out student loans. My question is who should take out the […]

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