Category Archives for "Saving"

Ask Chuck: A Simple, Effective Financial Plan

Dear Chuck,  I began participating in my company’s 401K when starting my first job out of college last year. I know I should be giving and setting aside funds for emergencies, too. But where should I start? Novice with Money    Dear Novice with Money,  It’s refreshing to hear from someone your age who’s already […]

Ask Chuck: Fail-Proof Financial Resolutions

Dear Chuck, I dread making financial resolutions every new year because I usually fail at keeping them. Can you offer any simple tips to help me manage money better this year? Something that’s fail-proof? Fail-Proof Financial Resolutions    Dear Fail-Proof Financial Resolutions,  First, Happy New Year! It is always exciting to me to roll the […]

Ask Chuck: Worried About Inflation?

Dear Chuck, I’m getting concerned about rising prices and the possibility of high inflation. What can I do to keep up with these increased costs for gas, groceries, home improvement materials, etc?  Worried About Inflation    Dear Worried About Inflation, Inflation is on everyone’s mind right now because it is a threat to our well […]

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 […]

Ask Chuck: Struggling Newlyweds

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are newlyweds and struggling to spend less than we earn. Our parents agreed to help us until our first anniversary which is in February. To prepare for that date, we need help now. Spending Stress   Dear Spending Stress,  This has been a challenging time for many couples especially […]

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