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Ask Chuck: Getting On The Same Page As Unbelieving Spouse

Dear Chuck, I’m having a difficult time getting my husband on the same page to stop accruing debt and begin to pay it off. We have both read money help books and I am ready for financial freedom, but he is resistant to sticking to a budget. I tithe faithfully and would love to give […]

13 Money-Saving Hacks

13 money-saving hacks

Saving is biblical; God wants us to be savers! He wants us to have the resources we need to take care of our families and others. He also wants us to be in a position to serve Him so that He will be made known and honored. Saving does not represent a lack of faith, […]

How To Budget on Inconsistent Income

how to budget on inconsistent income

Learning how to budget can be challenging! For some people, it comes naturally, but for others, it takes an extra dose of discipline to develop the habit. But knowing how to budget when you have inconsistent income can be especially challenging. An increasing number of professionals are working for themselves, creating their own businesses, and […]

9 Ways to Get Ahead in Your Finances

9 ways to get ahead in your finances

Did you know that 78% of full-time workers said they live paycheck to paycheck? Overall, 71% of all U.S. workers say they’re in debt, 56% of whom say they’re in over their heads. This, combined with the fact that almost 6/10 Americans don’t have $500 saved means we have a problem. Debt, a lack of saving, […]

7 Ways to Reset Your Finances

7 ways to reset your finances

Ever feel like you just hit a wall with your finances? The truth is, no matter how disciplined you are, sometimes we all need to hit reset with our finances. Spring is a season of order, renewal. The longer days, more sunshine, and collective attitude to clean motivates us to make improvements in many areas […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Give or Get Out of Debt?

Ask Chuck: Should I Give or Get Out of Debt?

Dear Chuck, When should we begin tithing? We are currently in ‘the red’ each month, relying on credit cards to fill in small gaps. It will take us a couple of months to adjust and stop living paycheck to paycheck. Currently there is no extra, no savings, etc. If we tithe now, we will have […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing to Live Like You’re Poor

how to live like youre poor

Dear Chuck, I’m in my early twenties and finances are a topic of stress in my life and among my peers. One of my friends, who is about my age, just paid off his mortgage. How is that even possible? Others I know rely solely on credit cards and are in thousands of dollars of […]

7 Rules for True Riches

Most of the financial principles I live by I learned because I was doing it all wrong. For the majority of my young adult life, and well into my marriage, I was focused on all the wrong things. Being a success in the eyes of the world was the most important thing to me. I […]

What Your Debt is Really Costing You (And How to Get Out)

It’s been said that paying off debt is like eating an elephant – it can only be done one bite at a time. Starting the process of becoming debt-free can be overwhelming, and not knowing how or where to start can prevent many people from starting altogether.   But paying off debt, and doing so […]

The #1 Debt-Payoff Tool

God’s word encourages us to live debt-free lives – Romans 13:8 says that we should not leave any debt outstanding, and Proverbs 22:7 reminds us that borrowing makes us like slaves to our lenders. His word is also clear that when we borrow, we are responsible to repay every cent. But when it comes to […]