Category Archives for "Parenting"

Ask Chuck – Going from Two Incomes to One

Dear Chuck, My wife and I would like to live off my income. The plan is for her to stay home after the birth of our first child. We bought a house and have one car paid for. We’ll have to adapt to the loss of her income, but we really believe she should be […]

10 Budget-Friendly Summer Activities Your Kids Will Love

Congratulations! You have made it through your first full week of (official) summer. For many of you, your kids have probably been out of school much longer than just one week, and you may be wondering how to make it through the next 2 months with all their limbs and your lamps still in tact. But summer […]

Best Budget-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts (From You & Your Kids)

Father’s Day is less than a week away! This Sunday we will be celebrating all the wonderful dads in our lives, likely in the form of backyard grilling and ESPN. If you don’t have a gift for dad yet, here are some great, budget-friendly, suggestions: Audible subscription. Audible is Amazon’s audiobook service and would be […]

The Best Way to Prepare Your Kids for the Workplace

How do you prepare your children for the workforce? Beyond a good resume, respect for authority, and an outstanding work ethic, the most important thing a young adult needs when entering the workforce is a commitment to Jesus Christ. If your child has a personal relationship and commitment to Christ, they’ll automatically take other key […]

The Importance of Internships

One of the best ways for students to gain skills, experience, and a network of professionals is to take on an internship. Now, not all of these are paid, but even if there is not compensation, the experience and connections could be well worth it. It may be the only time working for free is […]

3 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Money

Many families struggle with when to let their children in on their conversations about money. Or how to approach their parents in the desire to help or rest in the knowledge they have prepared financially. My advice? The earlier, the better. Depending on the ages of your children, openly discuss your budget, your financial plans, […]