Category Archives for "Family Life"

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 […]

Ask Chuck: How Should I Spend My Large Inheritance?

Dear Chuck, I inherited a significant amount of money this year. Although I am very grateful, I’m feeling the weight of responsibility to steward this well. I look forward to giving more to the Kingdom and want advice on how to please God with all my decisions.  Burdened by this Wealth   Dear Burdened,  First, […]

Ask Chuck: Seeking Family Reconciliation This Holiday Season

Dear Chuck, I am going home to have Thanksgiving with family I haven’t seen in years. I was recently diagnosed with cancer. Before I met Christ, I squandered money and relationships. I’m worried about how to relate to my family again. It could be very awkward for us all.  Prodigal Son   Dear Prodigal Son,  […]

Ask Chuck: Financing Fixer Upper Fever

Dear Chuck, I need your advice. My husband thinks we should get an installment loan to update our home. Although we can do a lot of the labor ourselves, we need materials, tools, and some professional labor to get what we both want. I would rather save for a year, but he has time in […]

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