Category Archives for "Family Life"

Ask Chuck: Tips for Talking Finances With Your Spouse

Dear Chuck, My husband told me we need to discuss our family finances. I asked him if we could wait until after the holidays. He agreed to but I’m a nervous wreck. What should I do to prepare?  Nervous about Our Finances   Dear Nervous about Our Finances,  The fact that your husband wants to […]

Ask Chuck: Children Are A Blessing… And An Investment

Dear Chuck, My daughter and son-in-law have decided they will not have children due to overpopulation and the cost. I don’t understand how they could make such a decision. Can you give me some good stats to share with them?   Hoping for Grandchildren Dear Hoping for Grandchildren, Since I have five grandchildren already, I know […]

Ask Chuck: Struggling Newlyweds

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are newlyweds and struggling to spend less than we earn. Our parents agreed to help us until our first anniversary which is in February. To prepare for that date, we need help now. Spending Stress   Dear Spending Stress,  This has been a challenging time for many couples especially […]

Ask Chuck: What to Know Before Investing

Dear Chuck, I’m trying to teach my children/grandchildren some basic financial principles. Any tips I could pass on in regards to investing? Motivated Grandmother    Dear Motivated Grandmother,  What a blessing for your family that you want to help them get better with their finances. It will not only help them for the here and […]

Ask Chuck: Planning a Budget-Friendly Wedding

Dear Chuck, We anticipate two of our girls will be getting married in the near future. Due to the uncertainty with COVID and the economic setback in our family business, we are unsure how to proceed. Any advice?     Father of the Brides   Dear Father of the Brides,  These are in fact strange times for […]

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 […]

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