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It’s Never Too Late to Make a Career Change

It’s Never Too Late to Make a Career Change

Making a career change is challenging at any age, but it can seem especially daunting if you’re decades into a particular path and have a family depending on you. Rather than feel excited about the prospect of starting a new career, many people feel trapped and hopeless. When you’re unhappy in your current job but […]

So You Think You’re Going Back to School

So you think youre going back to school

In today’s rapidly changing environment, it has becoming increasingly important to stay competitive by adding value to your company. Since a greater percentage of the workforce have college degrees, higher education has become less of an option and more of a necessity for many fields. A major paradigm shift in the workplace is that employers […]

Ask Chuck: Christmas Shopping on a Budget

Ask Chuck: Christmas shopping on a budget

Dear Chuck, Christmas is right around the corner, and I’m having a little bit of trouble shopping for Christmas presents. I want to buy meaningful, useful gifts, but it can just get so expensive so fast. Beyond just having a budget, what advice can you give on how to prepare for holiday spending? Thanks, Making […]

5 Mistakes That Lead to Debt

5 Mistakes that lead to debt

Have you ever thought about what causes debt? Most people who have accumulated debt didn’t do so on purpose. It’s usually because of a series of small mistakes, one huge accident, or an assumption that “this is just the way it’s done”. But underneath all those causes are deeper, hidden problems. Paying off debt or […]

Why You Can’t Measure Your Self-Worth in Dollars, Titles, or Possessions

Why You Can’t Measure Your Self-Worth in Dollars, Titles, or Possessions

Early in my career, a mentor told me, “You’ve got to look for the people who’ve got fruit on the tree.” He was referring to Matthew 7:17, “Every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.” My mentor believed that if a person was wealthy and successful, they must be an […]

So You Think You’re Going to…Get Married

so you think you're going to get married

Marriage was designed by God to bring abundant blessing into our lives as we work together in unity as husband and wife. I hope that if you’re engaged, newly married, or a seasoned spouse that you are experiencing all the blessings that marriage can bring. Yet for so many couples, they never experience these benefits. […]

Ask Chuck: Should I Refinance My Home?

Dear Chuck, We have been our first home for three years and want to refinance to lower our mortgage payments.  Should we go with an ARM, 15 year or 30 year fixed? Thanks, Happy Homeowners Dear Happy Homeowners, There’s a hymn that goes: “This world is not my home, I’m just a passing through. My […]

How to Find Job Satisfaction No Matter Where You Work

Job satisfaction

If you Google the phrase “how to be successful”, you’ll find plenty of advice telling you which TED talks to watch, which mindsets to adopt, and which steps will help you achieve a fulfilling life. Type “success” into Amazon’s book search, and you’ll get 101 pages filled with books on every aspect of success. Everywhere […]

Ask Chuck: Choosing a Trending Career

choosing a trending career

Dear Chuck, I have been in my current job for only two years since graduation and am starting to feel I made a mistake. I don’t like the hours I am required to work and the compensation is not keeping up with my needs. To make it worse, the outlook for this field is bleak. […]

5 Small Steps To Improve Your Financial Health

Five Small Steps to Improve Your Financial Health

Have you ever made a little decision that resulted in a BIG impact? I know I have. In 2015 I decided to drink water only for the entire year.  Yes, that’s right…no coffee, tea, juice, soda, smoothies or lattes. Nothing but H2O!  For full disclosure, I made it the entire 365 days, and felt so […]

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