Category Archives for "Investing"

The Presidential Election and the Worst-Case Scenario for Investors

I grew up with a generalized investing philosophy espoused by my grandfather: invest during a Democratic administration (market down), sell during a Republican administration (market up). Since I am going to write about what I think is the worst-case scenario for investors post-November 3, 2020 when the nation selects its next President, I decided to […]

Protect Yourself from Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing: Scammers

Did you see the recent headline of three men posing as pastors to scam about 1,200 unsuspecting, gullible Christians out of more than $20,000,000 in three states with an investment scheme called “1st Million”? How about the California pastor who swindled his very own congregants out of a million dollars in a Ponzi scheme? Or […]

Ask Chuck: What to Know Before Investing

Dear Chuck, I’m trying to teach my children/grandchildren some basic financial principles. Any tips I could pass on in regards to investing? Motivated Grandmother    Dear Motivated Grandmother,  What a blessing for your family that you want to help them get better with their finances. It will not only help them for the here and […]

How To Reduce Financial Stress

With many things causing stress in today’s world, here is a short list of financial practices that will reduce your stress, make managing your money simpler, and generally improve your quality of life. 1. Spend less than you earn. It sounds easy, but this is too often our greatest financial challenge. The vast majority of people that […]

Financial Inequality and God’s Economic Cycles

America’s tragic history of injustice towards minority groups has created a wealth gap that needs to be addressed and specific efforts need to be made to close it. Not through redistribution programs, but by following a Biblical plan that does not depend on government intervention, but rather, personal initiative. God created a system, which if […]

Ask Chuck: Should Christians Invest in Cannabis?

Dear Chuck, There is a lot of talk lately about the potential profits to be earned by investing in cannabis (marijuana) opportunities. Personally, I think it is wrong, though some of my Christian friends see it as an appropriate way to invest. As a parent of teenagers, I am very concerned about the likely legalization […]

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, […]

Ask Chuck: 3 Rules About Bitcoin and Other Investments

Ask Chuck 3 rules about bitcoin and other investments

Dear Chuck, Like many other curious investors, I was tempted to buy bitcoin but thankfully didn’t, now that it’s plummeted. How do you decide when something is a good investment? Burdened About Bitcoin   Dear Burdened, Bitcoin has been a hot topic in the news for some time! It’s a controversial investment and investors have […]