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5 Things You Should Spend Money on to Save

Dear Chuck, I’ve been following Crown Financial Ministries for years and appreciate your advice on avoiding debt and putting God first through tithing, but is there ever a time when you SHOULD spend money? Just Curious   Dear Curious, The short answer to your question is YES. Let me offer two times when it is […]

6 Common Spending Triggers to Watch Out For

Emotional triggers cause you to spend money. Maggie McGrath at Forbes made a list of the most common ones. Alcohol or hunger can lower inhibitions and cause people to buy and regret it later. Emotional turmoil causes people to spend in an effort to gain control and feel happy. But the short-term gratification won’t last […]

3 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Money

Many families struggle with when to let their children in on their conversations about money. Or how to approach their parents in the desire to help or rest in the knowledge they have prepared financially. My advice? The earlier, the better. Depending on the ages of your children, openly discuss your budget, your financial plans, […]

What You Need to Know About Being Threatened by a Debt Collector

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently reported than 1 in 4 consumers felt threatened when contacted by debt collectors. They experience collectors calling too often, at odd hours, and warnings of jail time and other frightening threats. Some were being hounded for debts they did not even owe! Many complained that the collectors ignored requests […]

10 Things You Should Never Say in an Interview

A recent article at ToughNickel.com listed 10 things you should never say in a job interview. Here goes. How much does this job pay? Typically, money is not discussed during the first interview. If, at the end of the session the interviewer should ask what salary you expect, give a realistic range of salaries you can […]

Why do the “Wrong” People Get Ahead?

Originally posted on the Christian Post on November 18th. Dear Chuck, I’m in a company where it feels to me that people who are good at flattering the boss – but not necessarily are good at their jobs – get promoted, while more talented people get ignored or passed over. It’s so frustrating to look around […]

5 Tips if Your Children’s Activities are Wrecking Your Finances

Dear Chuck, My wife and I are struggling with the costs of our children’s extracurricular activities, which seem to be getting more expensive all the time. One of our sons wants to be on a travel team for sports, which is not only expensive, but includes the costs of hotels, food, and all kinds of […]

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