Category Archives for "Investing"

The First Step to Financial Freedom

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. Debt has a way of accumulating quickly while we work to develop a plan to pay it off. Can you identify with any of […]

Everything You Need to Know About Mutual Funds

Everything You Need to Know About Mutual Funds

There have never been more stock and bond investment opportunities or information sources available than at the present, but deciding which stocks or bonds to buy has never been more difficult. Equity mutual funds are an alternative to individual stocks and bonds, and they are an easy way to participate in the stock market. They enable […]

6 Money Myths You Need to Stop Believing

[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] There are many misconceptions and myths about money. Many of them are completely untrue, but some are more untrue when you look at them through the lens of a faithful, biblical steward. Here are some of the top […]

4 Better Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Dear Chuck, Procrastinators Unite! This weekend, my husband and I will be crashing on our tax returns, due Monday, April 18th, and we’re hoping to receive a return. What do you suggest we do with the money?   Procrastinator Dear Procrastinator, It is never best to wait until the last minute to do your income […]

4 Basic Moves for a Booming Stock Market

Originally posted on the Christian Post on March 3 Dear Chuck, Every time I turn on the news, I hear reports about new record highs in the stock market. I have some stock investment, but wondering if I should go bigger. Is there something I should be doing to take advantage of the energy in the […]

Are You Confused About Retirement Accounts and Investments?

Christine wrote me with this question: I have worked several different jobs. I have retirement money affiliated with each employer. I am considering consolidating to one new account, but I am confused on who to invest with and what type of account to open? Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Christine, you have a few […]

Good Advice on Planning for Retirement

Are you thinking about and planning your retirement? Here is some helpful advice from David McAlvany, President of McAlvany Wealth Advisors and author of The Intentional Legacy. “Through no fault of their own, the rules have changed. You used to be able to count on 4% of your savings to supplement your retirement income. Today, it’s […]

Annuities 101

If you are 66 years old and someone offered to sell you an annuity with these terms: For $260,000, you will receive back $1,300/month for the rest of your life. Would you take it? Far too many decide for this option without doing the math. David Marotta had an excellent article in Forbes Magazine examining this […]

4 Better Ways to Use Your Tax Refund

Dear Chuck, Procrastinators Unite! This weekend, my husband and I will be crashing on our tax returns, due Monday, April 18th, and we’re hoping to receive a return. What do you suggest we do with the money?   Procrastinator Dear Procrastinator, It is never best to wait until the last minute to do your income […]