Category Archives for "Start an Emergency Savings Fund"

Ask Chuck: How to Build Emergency Savings

Dear Chuck, I make a good salary but am unable to build my emergency savings beyond $1,000. It seems like unexpected things always prevent me from putting more away. My goal is to have 3 months set aside. Any tips? Living on the Edge   Dear Living on the Edge,   Well first, congratulations on saving […]

3 Ways To Quit Neglecting Your Savings Account

Looking ahead to the future is an important, but often scary, thing to do, especially when it comes to your finances. The best way to prepare for the future and give yourself financial margin is to establish a healthy savings account. Not only will it help to ensure that you have cash to cover expenses, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Steps to Develop a Savings Mindset

Have you ever been skiing? I remember teaching each of my 4 sons how to ski. Just getting them all dressed, bundled up, and in their ski boots was enough of a workout for an entire day, but then we actually had to get on the mountain. I’m not sure they could put their arms […]

4 Ways to “Unstuck” Your Finances

Have you been waiting to make a budget until you make just a little more money? Maybe you have good intentions to start saving for retirement, but it just hasn’t happened yet. Debt has a way of accumulating quickly while we work to develop a plan to pay it off. Can you identify with any […]

10 Ways to Save $1,000 by Christmas

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text]Christmas may still seem far away – for most, school is back in session, the leaves haven’t started changing yet, and it’s still so hot outside, just the thought of a fireplace and hot chocolate makes you sweat.   […]

3 Steps to Start a Savings Fund

Do you have $1,000 in a savings account that you could access right now? Most Americans (70%) don’t. In fact, six out of 10 Americans couldn’t even access $500 in an emergency. And 34% of Americans said they don’t have any savings…at all. A lack of savings is the #1 reason people accumulate debt – because […]

3 Surprising Steps to Getting Out of Debt

Originally posted on the Christian Post on February 24.   Dear Chuck, Credit cards are killing me, and it feels like getting a handle on money is some kind of 12-step program. Where do I begin? Feeling Overwhelmed. Dear Overwhelmed, Well, I have some good news and bad news. The good news is that it’s […]