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Ask Chuck: 5 Steps To Improve Your Finances This New Year

Dear Chuck, Covid set me back financially this year. As a result, we’re having a very frugal Christmas. Can you offer any tips on setting financial goals for next year? I want to be better prepared for what may lie ahead! Getting Ready for 2021   Dear Getting Ready,  I am so sorry for the […]

Ask Chuck: A Lesson in Stewardship From Tim Tebow

Dear Chuck, I get tired of hearing how celebrity athletes flaunt their wealth and waste ridiculous amounts of money on frivolous “stuff.” Didn’t Larry have an outreach to professional athletes?  Tired of NFL, MLB, and NBA    Dear Tired Fan, You are correct; Larry Burkett, Crown’s late founder, often advised professional athletes or spoke at […]

Ask Chuck: Tips for Talking Finances With Your Spouse

Dear Chuck, My husband told me we need to discuss our family finances. I asked him if we could wait until after the holidays. He agreed to but I’m a nervous wreck. What should I do to prepare?  Nervous about Our Finances   Dear Nervous about Our Finances,  The fact that your husband wants to […]

Ask Chuck: Christmas Shopping on a Budget

Dear Chuck, Money is tight for Christmas this year. Any tips for shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? Looking for Deals    Dear Looking for Deals,  You can search for articles pointing you to the “best deals” on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but be aware that many of those articles are really just […]

Ask Chuck: The Secret Ingredient to a Great Business

Dear Chuck, My husband and I just relocated and want to start a business in which he has years of experience. He left a company that lacked integrity and was losing clients. We have money but don’t know many people here yet. Any suggestions before we step out? Pensive Entrepreneurs Dear Pensive Entrepreneurs, It would […]

Ask Chuck: Are My Investments Safe Under a Biden Presidency?

Dear Chuck, How do you think a Biden presidency would impact my retirement nest egg? It is hard to know which way this election will go! I can’t afford to lose my savings.  Fearful Retiree Dear Fearful Retiree, Thanks for the question. As of this writing on November 4th, the day after the presidential election, […]

Ask Chuck: Children Are A Blessing… And An Investment

Dear Chuck, My daughter and son-in-law have decided they will not have children due to overpopulation and the cost. I don’t understand how they could make such a decision. Can you give me some good stats to share with them?   Hoping for Grandchildren Dear Hoping for Grandchildren, Since I have five grandchildren already, I know […]

Ask Chuck: Understanding Inflation/Deflation

Dear Chuck, I’m new to investing and don’t really understand the ramifications of inflation and deflation. I would like to position myself to minimize loss regardless of what happens. Any tips? Novice Investor  Dear Novice Investor,  I am not a professional investment advisor but can give you some Biblical financial principles that will help you […]