Category Archives for "Marriage & Money"

Ask Chuck: How Can I Disaster Proof My Finances?

Dear Chuck, I have several friends who are in deep financial trouble in the early years of their marriage. I want to avoid the stress they’re experiencing. Do you have any helpful tips so that I can guard my home and marriage? Avoiding Disaster   Dear Avoiding Disaster,  Being under constant financial stress is terrible […]

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: 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: 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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