Category Archives for "Saving"

Ask Chuck: Everything You Need to Know About Negative Interest Rates

Dear Chuck, I can’t wrap my head around negative interest rates. What does this mean for my savings accounts in the bank? Can you help me figure this out?  Confused about Rates    Dear Confused,  You are not the only one who finds this a challenge to understand. Simply put, it inverts the model that […]

Ask Chuck: How to Build Emergency Savings

Dear Chuck, I make a good salary but am unable to build my emergency savings beyond $1,000. It seems like unexpected things always prevent me from putting more away. My goal is to have 3 months set aside. Any tips? Living on the Edge   Dear Living on the Edge,   Well first, congratulations on saving […]

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 […]

Ask Chuck: Filling a Void with Material Things

Dear Chuck, Amazon Prime day just recently took place, and I found lots of great deals. Many of my friends took to social media to share great sales they found, and it was well-talked about at work for several days. While big sales like this can be great for saving us money, I actually was […]

5 Tips For Frugal Living

Have you ever met someone who seems to always be able to turn nothing into something? We all know that thrifty person who is able to save money in any situation. Being frugal with your money is something that can help you to maximize your income and potentially improve your financial situation. Trying to find […]

Ask Chuck: Stewarding Health to Save Money

Dear Chuck, I am getting a little older in age, and things that were once simple, like exercising, require a LOT more effort. I’ve been advised over the years that good stewardship of your health is also good stewardship of your finances because being in good health can save you so much money. What’s your […]

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: How to Be Financially Prepared for a Surprise Pregnancy

Dear Chuck, My husband and I just got married 4 months ago and got pregnant pretty quickly after our wedding. While we are so excited about becoming parents, the pregnancy was unexpected and now we are trying to build our financial lives together and prepare for a child. Any advice on how to save fast […]

How To Move On From Failure

Have you ever felt like a failure? Most of us have experienced that sickening feeling when you realize you’ve missed the mark, made a huge mistake, or gone just a little too far. No wonder fearing failure affects so many of us. Failure can be an extremely difficult pill to swallow. While it can be […]

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