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Ask Chuck: Does Buying American Really Matter?

Dear Chuck, I’ve been wondering lately what the balance is between being a good citizen and a good steward. I want to be a good citizen and buy American-made products. But I also want to be a good steward and find the lowest cost for products. Does “buying American” really matter in today’s economy? Patriotic […]

5 Lessons On Gift Taxes from Oprah and Tom Brady

gift taxes lessons from oprah and tom brady

Dear Chuck, After the amazing Super Bowl victory of the New England Patriots and their quarterback Tom Brady, he said that he was going to give the truck he was going to get as MVP to James White for catching all those passes Brady sent his way in the nail-biter of a game. He gave […]

The States With the Most Revolving Debt

ZeroHedge.com recently revealed the states where consumers accumulated the greatest revolving debt. Hopefully, you were not among those who woke up regretting the addition of thousands of dollars to your credit cards over the holidays (at a 30% interest rate nonetheless). Minnesota and Wisconsin dominate the list of cities with the top 10 best credit […]

Black Friday Survival Guide

10 Ways to Avoid Overspending on the Biggest Shopping Day of the Year According to the Balance, 133.7 million Americans went shopping on Black Friday weekend in 2014 and spent a total of $50.9 billion. Stores count on bringing in at least 30% of their annual sales just between Thanksgiving and Christmas, making you the […]

How to Avoid Over-Housing

Forbes contributor, Joshua Becker, asks, do you really need that much home? His insightful article points out that we regularly only use 40% of our living space. Yet, Americans carry high mortgages and live with the stress of financial burden. More is not always better. A small home is typically less expensive, easier to maintain […]

Founding Fathers Advice on Debt

Originally posted at Christian Post June 24, 2016. Dear Chuck,  With the Fourth of July coming up, I’ve been thinking that the Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they knew the kind of debt America is in. Time magazine recently reported that “Most critics of the (national) debt cite the fact that at $19 trillion, the […]

The Bad News About America’s Debt Limit

The Daily Treasury Statement for March 13, 2015 was the first to show the federal debt closing the day at $18,112,975,000,000. Listen carefully. Every Daily Treasury Statement since then has reported the same thing: the debt closing the day at $18,112,975,000,000. That is about $25 million below the current legal debt limit set by Congress. In other […]

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