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Ask Chuck: Is Medicaid Divorce Biblical?

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid”][vc_column_text] Dear Chuck, A gentleman at work confided in me of his desire to file for a “Medicaid divorce” due to his wife’s mounting medical bills. Is that biblical? Is there a different solution? Need Counsel to Counsel Dear Need […]

9 Payment Methods Unpacked

9 Payment Methods Unpacked

There are nine different payment instruments: Cash Check Money Order Traveler’s Checks Debit Card Credit Card Online Banking Bill Payment Electronic Bank Account Deductions According to a recent study done by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, “Debit cards remained the most popular payment instrument among U.S. consumers in 2014, accounting for 30.8 percent of […]

Avoiding Student Debt

I have four sons who have all attended, or are attending, college. Higher education is expensive!! College may not be for everyone, but unfortunately, most Americans have taken on debt to pay for school and you may be one of those with outstanding loans. In 2016, the average student graduated owing more than $37,000. This […]

4 Basic Moves for a Booming Stock Market

Originally posted on the Christian Post on March 3 Dear Chuck, Every time I turn on the news, I hear reports about new record highs in the stock market. I have some stock investment, but wondering if I should go bigger. Is there something I should be doing to take advantage of the energy in the […]

4 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

Recently I shared some good reasons to buy a home at year end. Today, I want to share why it is good to list your home for sale during November and December. Three years ago, we sold our home in November after listing it with Nikki Bonds. She is a successful realtor with some good […]

Are You Worried You’ll Outlive Your Retirement Savings?

According to a new Bankrate.com survey, “People who earn more than $75,000 have a greater fear that they’ll run out of money in retirement. Overall, 23% of survey respondents say their top worry is that their savings will run out, but 29% of those in the $75,000-and-up income bracket say the same.” According to an […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Reverse Mortgages

Originally posted on the Christian Post on September 30. Dear Chuck, My elderly parents are considering a reverse mortgage because they are struggling on a fixed income. Is that a good idea? Could it do more harm than good? Worried for Mom and Dad Dear Worried, I share your concerns about reverse mortgages, called “the ugly […]

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