Category Archives for "Planning"

Ask Chuck: Trade School vs Bachelor’s Degree

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are committed to financially helping our children get college degrees. We’ve graduated two and have three to go. We are not sure a four-year college will work for one of our children and are considering directing him towards a trade. What are your thoughts? Skilled Labor   Dear Skilled, […]

Ask Chuck: Is Early Retirement Biblical?

Dear Chuck, We just spent the weekend with college friends who revealed they are part of the FIRE Movement and plan to retire in 12 years. My husband and I were shocked – we’re still paying off college loans from med school. There are days retirement sounds wonderful but how realistic, and more importantly, how […]

Ask Chuck: Improving your Finances When You’re Sleepless, Stressed, and Broke

Dear Chuck, My husband and I have made a mess of our finances. We’re young, so I think we have time to recover. But, I’m concerned about my husband. He is having trouble sleeping (so am I for that matter), is emotional, and I fear he may lose valuable business accounts if he doesn’t learn […]

Ask Chuck: What To Do If You’re House Poor

Dear Chuck, I see that mortgage rates are dropping. Several years ago, my husband and I bought more house than we really need. Is this the time to sell so we can purchase something more affordable? Our current home eats up 40% of our budget preventing us from saving and giving at a level we […]

Ask Chuck: A Priceless Education

Dear Chuck, The recent story of celebrities, business leaders, and wealthy parents bribing their children’s way to college has really bothered me. I feel bad for their kids. But it’s also called to light how much emphasis we put on attending college. Most people can’t bribe their way in, or even pay for college without […]

Ask Chuck: Is Universal Basic Income a Biblical Solution?

Hey Chuck, I read more and more people pushing for Universal Basic Income (UBI)? This sounds cool but so does a free condo on the beach. First, what is it? More importantly, is it really a good thing? Interested in UBI Thanks for your important and timely question. UBI is being talked about heavily among […]

Ask Chuck: Financial Concerns for Elderly Parents

Dear Chuck, I don’t know how my parents are going to afford to live their projected lifespan. If they are concerned, they sure don’t live like it. I’m saving and investing as much as I can, but I’m not sure I could adequately come to their rescue. Need Hope Dear Hope, I understand your concern. […]

Ask Chuck: What Does the Bible Say About the Green New Deal?

Dear Chuck, Doesn’t the Bible say we should protect the environment? Are we going to have to give in to centralized government controls to preserve our natural resources? This “Green New Deal” has me nervous. Ms. Green   Dear Ms. Green, There is a lot in your question so let’s take the issues in order. […]

Ask Chuck: Economic Consequences of New York State’s Reproductive Health Act

Dear Chuck, The most recent New York abortion legislation is appalling; but besides being morally wrong, won’t a population decline hurt our economy? This seems like a bad direction for us all. Concerned American Dear Concerned, Your concern is well placed. Yes, the long-term economic consequences of abortion are bad for everyone. New York State’s […]