Category Archives for "Debt"

Ask Chuck: Giving to Eliminate the After-Christmas Blues

Dear Chuck, I have the After-Christmas Blues. My joy gets packed away with all the Christmas decorations. How can I carry the joy of Christmas into next year? After-Christmas Blues    Dear After-Christmas Blues,  It is not uncommon for people to experience depressing thoughts after Christmas. Not only are the beautiful decorations packed away but […]

Ask Chuck: Help My Financial Anxiety!

Dear Chuck, My husband and I are both working adults. With 3 kids at home and trying to care for some extended family here and abroad, I am increasingly struggling with financial anxiety. Now the holiday pressures are making it worse. Please help me deal with this!  Family Financial Stress   Dear Family Financial Stress, […]

Ask Chuck: Christmas Shopping on a Budget

Dear Chuck, Money is tight for Christmas this year. Any tips for shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? Looking for Deals    Dear Looking for Deals,  You can search for articles pointing you to the “best deals” on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but be aware that many of those articles are really just […]

Ask Chuck: Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones During the Holidays

Dear Chuck, My elderly parents get scam phone calls, emails, and texts constantly. I worry they are going to fall for one of these since both are kind hearted and trusting. I know they are vulnerable. How do I help them?  Worried about Scams    Dear Worried about Scams, The Lord detests lying lips (Proverbs […]

Ask Chuck: I May Lose My Job Over the Vax Mandate

Dear Chuck, If I do not get the Covid vaccine, I could lose my job with a federal contractor. If I get it, I go against my conscience and the liberty I have to protect my family’s health, a fundamental right of Americans. I am not anti-vax, but I hate coercion. My wife and I […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Pull My Investments in Chinese Companies?

Dear Chuck, I’ve been hearing a lot about Evergrande and the Chinese economic woes for months. Should I pull out of my investments in Chinese companies?  Investor Worries    Dear Investor Worries,  Having traveled to China on a number of occasions, I have long been aware that there was a housing bubble, a debt bubble, […]

Ask Chuck: Is Now the Time to Buy a Car?

Dear Chuck, Should I buy a used car now? I’ve been told to just buy new, but I don’t want a car payment.  Needing Transportation   Dear Needing Transportation, My perspective is that neither is a good option right now. I suggest you try to hold off until market conditions change. Some context will help. […]