Category Archives for "Encouragement"

Ask Chuck: Improving your Finances When You’re Sleepless, Stressed, and Broke

Dear Chuck, My husband and I have made a mess of our finances. We’re young, so I think we have time to recover. But, I’m concerned about my husband. He is having trouble sleeping (so am I for that matter), is emotional, and I fear he may lose valuable business accounts if he doesn’t learn […]

Ask Chuck: 9 Steps to Transform Your Finances

Dear Chuck, When I listen to stories my grandparents tell of the hardships they endured and the sacrifices they and their parents made to provide and get ahead, I wonder if we have handicapped ourselves in our reliance on debt, the government, church benevolence, etc. I understand the need in emergency situations, but I’m concerned […]

Ask Chuck: Alternatives to Payday Loans

Ask Chuck: Alternatives to Payday Loans

Dear Chuck, I drive past those Cash Advance and Payday Loan places just about every day but had never paid much attention until one of my friends got in financial trouble. She had just lost her job and was behind on rent so she went to get an advance and it ended up being a […]

Ask Chuck: Stewarding The Gospel With Your Children

Ask Chuck- Stewarding The Gospel With Your Chidlren

Dear Chuck, I have 3 kids and they’re all getting to ages where we have more spiritual discussions. They seem to pay attention to everything I do, say everything I say, and question everything. “Why” seems to be my three-year-olds favorite word. How do I start sharing the Gospel with them at such a young […]

Ask Chuck: What Are the Characteristics of a Good Steward?

Dear Chuck, I hear you talk about stewardship a lot, and I’ve been trying to be more faithful with the way I manage all my resources. I want to be a steward and would really like to find a mentor to help me. What kind of characteristics should I look for in a mentor? How […]

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 […]

How To Move On From Failure

Have you ever felt like a failure? Most of us have experienced that sickening feeling when you realize you’ve missed the mark, made a huge mistake, or gone just a little too far. No wonder fearing failure affects so many of us. Failure can be an extremely difficult pill to swallow. While it can be […]

Ask Chuck: What Do You Do When You Hit Rock Bottom?

Ask Chuck What to do when you hit rock bottom

Dear Chuck, I have hit rock bottom with my finances. My wife and I got divorced last year and all the fallout from that forced me to file bankruptcy. As many do when they hit rock bottom, I’m trying to get back up but not sure where to start. I want to learn more about […]

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