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Ask Chuck: Should We Use Our Retirement Funds to Get through a Tight Spot?

Dear Chuck, My husband’s sales job has not produced good income since the pandemic. We’re in our early 60s, have $10,000 in a savings account, $25,000 in our 401(k), a paid-off home, and no debt. We’ve considered downsizing. Do you advise drawing down on our 401(k) now?  Managing Cash Flow    Dear Managing Cash Flow, […]

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: Giving to Eliminate the After-Christmas Blues

Dear Chuck, I have the After-Christmas Blues. My joy gets packed away with all the Christmas decorations. How can I carry the joy of Christmas into next year? After-Christmas Blues    Dear After-Christmas Blues,  It is not uncommon for people to experience depressing thoughts after Christmas. Not only are the beautiful decorations packed away but […]

Ask Chuck: Help My Financial Anxiety!

Dear Chuck, My husband and I are both working adults. With 3 kids at home and trying to care for some extended family here and abroad, I am increasingly struggling with financial anxiety. Now the holiday pressures are making it worse. Please help me deal with this!  Family Financial Stress   Dear Family Financial Stress, […]