Category Archives for "Cars"

How to Lose a Car and Not Your Credit Rating

Originally posted at Christian Post September 9, 2016. Dear Chuck,  What are the rules when a bank repossesses your car? Do you still have to pay them what you owe and can they garnish your wages for payment? I have a friend who has just turned her life over to Christ and over the years she has […]

If You Are Buying A Car, Don’t Do This

British comedian John Oliver recently took aim at the rampant rip-off that currently takes place in the auto-lending sector with BUY HERE – PAY HERE loans. These are loans that make it easy to purchase a car on credit but with high interest rates and severe penalties for missing a payment or default.  These are […]

NEVER Take Out This Kind of Loan

Originally posted at Christian Post August 26, 2016. Dear Chuck,  What is your view of payday lending? It seems like Crown would have some insight on the perils of such loans and whether there are alternative ways to secure a “small-dollar loan” such as through church lending clubs, or some other means. Considering my options Dear Considering, […]

Lessons from Dallas Cowboy’s Running Back and His $2 Car

Originally posted at Christian Post July 29, 2016. Dear Chuck, I was intrigued by a story I saw recently about the Dallas Cowboy’s running back, Alfred Morris, who signed a $3.5 million deal on top of more than $3 million he made playing for the Washington Redskins, and yet he still drives a 1991 Mazda 626 he […]

Can You Afford to Let Your Teenager Get Their Driver’s License?

Ann and I have 4 boys. Three have passed the monumental age of 16 without getting their coveted driver’s license. Yes, my wife and I delayed this process due to concerns for their safety with teen crash rates soaring higher than any other age group. But there is also a financial consideration. Did you know […]

Putting critical papers in order

What would happen if you were injured in an automobile accident, incapacitated by a stroke, or the victim of an airplane crash? Would your family be able to find the information they need to handle your affairs? For most Americans the answer would be, “No!” Most people put off until too late organizing important documents […]