Category Archives for "Retirement"

Ask Chuck: Should I Tithe on My Retirement Accounts?

Dear Chuck, I’ve been socking away money in a 401(k) account for years. I’ve tried to live like the ant in Proverbs. I have no plans to retire any time soon, but I may take some of the money to pay off credit card debts that accumulated during my wife’s health issues. I want to […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Use My Retirement Funds to Bail Out My Adult Children?

Dear Chuck, My parents, in their late 60s, are both still working full-time. I blame it in part on a sibling who failed in business. Rather than allowing him to learn from his mistakes and even though they did not have much themselves, they rescued him and drained their retirement accounts to pay his debts. […]

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: 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: A Biblical Case for Saving Money

Ask Chuck- Biblical Case for Saving Money

Dear Chuck, My wife and I hope to be able to retire when I turn 65. We’ve made plans and dreamed about the time we would invest in our grandchildren’s lives and the joy of taking mission trips together. But, the closer I get to 65 (2 years away) I realize I just haven’t saved […]

How To Save For Retirement Without an Employer-Sponsored Plan

saving for retirement without an employer sponsored plan

About 34% of the workforce today is made up of freelancers, constituting what is now known as the “Gig Economy”. These individuals have forgone the traditional 9-5 office jobs for temporary contract work with one or many organizations. And, Intuit predicts that number will continue to grow. For so many, working from home or having […]

Ask Chuck: Preparing for Retirement…In Retirement

Dear Chuck, According to the retirement calculator, I am way behind. My wife says we’ll never be able to retire, and we are both suddenly fearful of what our financial future holds. What can we do? Sincerely, Scared Senior!   Dear Scared Senior, Regardless of whether you’re ahead or behind according to the retirement calculators, […]

What Does The Bible Say About Retirement?

What Does The Bible Say About Retirement?

We like the idea of retirement. After all those years of working hard, progressing in our careers, and making sacrifices, we feel like retirement is when we’ve finally made it. We see it as a season to enjoy all the luxuries we’ve convinced ourselves we deserve. Reaching 65 is heralded as a time when you […]

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