Category Archives for "Saving"

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 […]

Ask Chuck: Getting On The Same Page As Unbelieving Spouse

Dear Chuck, I’m having a difficult time getting my husband on the same page to stop accruing debt and begin to pay it off. We have both read money help books and I am ready for financial freedom, but he is resistant to sticking to a budget. I tithe faithfully and would love to give […]

13 Money-Saving Hacks

13 money-saving hacks

Saving is biblical; God wants us to be savers! He wants us to have the resources we need to take care of our families and others. He also wants us to be in a position to serve Him so that He will be made known and honored. Saving does not represent a lack of faith, […]

Ask Chuck: 6 Lessons On Finances from Proverbs 31

financial lessons from proverbs 31

Dear Chuck, In reading Proverbs 31, I was struck by the number of financial lessons in the passage. What wisdom can you shed on the financial principles in that passage and how they apply to us today? Aspiring to Proverbs 31   Dear Aspiring to Proverbs 31, Thanks for your insights and question. I feel […]

#CutTheCord – 7 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Save You Money

#CutTheCord - 7 Alternatives to Cable TV That Will Save You Money

The average American pays somewhere around $100 a month for cable. Per year, that’s $1,200 (which is more than most of us have saved…total). It’s no secret we dish out a lot of money to be entertained. However, more people want to know how to save money on cable because it’s so expensive. In 2017, […]

Are These Guilty Spending Pleasures Wrecking Your Budget?

Are These Guilty Spending Pleasures Wrecking Your Budget?

What’s the most difficult category to stick to in your budget? Food? Entertainment? Miscellaneous items? We all struggle with different kinds of budget busters. Kind of like budgetary “kryptonite”, they’re things that we just push the limit on month to month. In a recent study from Varo Money, they defined these expenses as “guilty pleasures” […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing to Live Like You’re Poor

how to live like youre poor

Dear Chuck, I’m in my early twenties and finances are a topic of stress in my life and among my peers. One of my friends, who is about my age, just paid off his mortgage. How is that even possible? Others I know rely solely on credit cards and are in thousands of dollars of […]

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 […]